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Roofing

The main purpose of a roof is to protect you from the elements, but by updating your existing roof you are able to communicate your home’s essence. There are many important thing to consider when updating your roof, but choosing the right material can take the exterior of your home to that next level.

Things to Consider When Updating Your Roof?

Which Material Should I Choose?

There are many options available, and depending on the shape of your roof it can limit your choices. Here are the top 5 materials used:

Asphalt Shingles: This is the most common material for residential rooftops. It is popular because they are inexpensive and easy to install. They can also be reinforced with fiberglass or organic materials.

Clay and Concrete Tiles: If you want to add texture to your roof this is they way to go. These materials are extremely durable, but tend to be heavy and expensive which could require extra framing.

Metal: Very durable and resistant to extreme weather conditions. Metal roofing is also very lightweight, but also a very expensive material.

Slate: Adds beauty to your roof, is fire resistant, and very durable. This material is very heavy and will usually require additional framing, and can be expensive.

Wood Shingles and Shake:These materials offer a nice rustic look and are usually made from cedar, redwood, or southern pine. Some areas may restrict usage depending on fire codes.

What is the Best Way to Maintain My Roof?

Most people do not have their roof inspected until there is a leak, and by then there is usually already damage done. The best way to protect your investment is to schedule an inspection twice a year to avoid any costly mistakes.

Can I Just Do the Roofing Work Myself?

Most DIY roofing projects end up costing more due to mistakes made or damage caused. Your roof is an important part of your home, and should be inspected and worked on by trained professionals. Green Sky Home Remodeling has several years of experience that allows us to safely and accurately service your roofing needs.

How Long Should My Roof Last?

Typically a roof system should last about 20 years. There are some materials that can last longer i.e. slate, certain metal systems, etc.

There are a number of factors that can affect a roofs life span, such as local weather and climate conditions, proper roof design and installation, quality of materials, and proper roof maintenance.

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