FYI - A New Roof Can Protect Your Home
Don't Risk Your Most Valuable Asset - A New Roof Can Protect Your Home and Your Family
Deciding on the proper roof for your home or business is no longer a simple choice between a few basic roofing materials. Luckily with all the roofing options and the volumes of DIY manuals providing installation tips, finding and installing the right roof for your home is not only manageable, but enjoyable as well. You establish your criteria and objectives and choose the roofing material that suits you.
If you want to go "green," there are lots of solar roofing possibilities out there. Solar roofing shingles, for one, can help you reduce your energy bills to a fraction of what it currently is. You will probably need the help of a roofing contractor, but you will earn that back and more in the long run.
Perhaps you are more concerned with immediate cost savings due to a restrictive budget. A do-it-yourself project, you think, will allow you to avoid the extra expense of roofing contractors. Then asphalt roofing shingles may be just for you. Use a synthetic roofing underlayment and install the shingles on top and your money saving goal will be a reality.
A more expensive roofing choice of similar composition is architectural roofing shingles. These come in a variety of colors and are considerably thicker than the asphalt roofing shingles. The thickness helps create some of the classic lines and shadowy effects of a traditional shake roof, but without the potential fire hazard.
Another long-term and energy saving roofing material for the home and business owner is metal roofing. The popularity of residential metal roofing has exploded in recent years. Standing seam metal roofing, for example, gives the consumer and attractive alternative to corrugated roofing. Metal roofing costs are initially more than some of the other roofs, but with warranties of up to 50 years, they are worthy of strong consideration.
With more choices and with roofing costs becoming more reasonable, protecting your roof might be the soundest investment you can make.
- By Joey Shepherd