For many homeowners, replacing their roof is an inevitable task that they will face at some point during the course of their lifetime. But take heart! Not only can you extend the life and beauty (or remodel) of your house with a little TLC; it also doesn’t need to be complicated or stressful. Some people don’t even realize that depending on their type of roof, they may never have to have it replaced.
Roof replacement can be an expensive decision, so it’s best to research and think about the pros before making any moves. For one thing, roofs are usually 40% of what people see when looking at your home—so if you want yours replaced with something that matches its exterior design then go ahead! You’ll also need shingle material (and style) which will depend on how old or modern-looking your house is; some prefer traditional wooden shakes while others like metal options more than anything else
Roof replacements bring along their own set of considerations: do not make this choice without considering all factors first because there could end up being too much time spent fixing problems later down the line.
What are some of your options?
Asphalt shingles, tile and metal roofs are three of the most popular types for homeowners. Indeed four fifths (80%) use asphalt shingle roof on their houses in America. They tend be cheaper than other options but also versatile style with colors that will match your home décor well!
Organic and fiberglass asphalt shingles are two of the most popular types in America. They both offer waterproof protection, though organic roofs may cost you a little extra money upfront due to their higher price point.
Organic Asphalt Shingle – This type provides excellent UV resistance as well as better comfort from heat waves because it allows natural light into your home! Instead of blocking out all that warmth like other materials would do (like Polyvinyl Chloride), these lightweight tiles let some through which helps keep things cozy inside during hot days or nights.
A well-installed asphalt shingles roof will do quite nicely for your home in terms of protection — barring natural disasters or accidents! On average, it can last up to 15 years. That’s a pretty good investment considering how long most roofs only last before they need to be replaced anyway.
Metal roofs are becoming more popular than ever before, thanks to an increasing array of styles and colors that can rival those on asphalt shingles. They also provide peace-of mind for homeowners who want their roof long lasting while not requiring them do any regular maintenance work themselves – perfect if you don’t plan on replacing it anytime soon!
Tips to keeping your roof in tip-top shape
First things first, you should be getting roof inspections at least once or twice a year. Depending on the weather conditions where you live; an example being heavy storms or snow. If you visibly see damages on your roof, like missing shingles, then don’t hesitate getting those fixed. The longer you put off smaller issues, the more likely your roof will experience larger and more expensive repairs or replacements.
If your home sees a lot of snow, make sure that you don’t waste time with clearing the snow and ice from your roof, to the best of your ability. This will ensure that heavy weights and moisture isn’t wearing on your roof.
Checking on your gutters is also super important to keeping your roof in mint condition. Be sure to clear out any leaves or other debris from your gutters. This will help prevent water buildup that can lead to leaks. If you see an unstable tree near the roof of your home, cut it down before there’s an accident and cause further damage (and expense).
Give us a call today to learn how Roofing Renovations can help get your roof back into tip-top shape.