Roofing & Reroofing

Building a house or renovating one can be a stressful yet exciting experience. Have you thought about the roof over your head – literally?

The roofing you choose for your home that you and your family are going to live in is as important as choosing other materials for the house.

Roofing Materials

There are a number of options available to choose from and if you are not quite sure about what you exactly need, let us at Home Renovations help you!

  • Asphalt Shingles

These are made from fiber mat or fiberglass. These are not recyclable and hence are not eco-friendly. They are plain looking, have a few color choices and not very long lasting too. When exposed to extreme heat, they can give way sooner than expected.

  • Metal

These are made from copper, steel or even aluminum. These are not completely recyclable but are eco-friendly. They can be made to mimic other roofing materials but can be dented easily and may not last very long. Since these are not combustible, they are fireproof and very safe.

  • Roof Tiles

These can be made from cement or clay. Both are long lasting and weatherproof, thus proving to be a wise investment. The cement tiles can be molded and shaped in different ways to resemble other roofing materials too.

Apart from the features, these materials have to offer, your budget also influences the choice here. What you need is a professional roofing contractor to help you through as this is not something you can change later if it doesn’t deliver as expected.

Choose Right

Here are some key factors to consider before you go ahead and finalize the roofing material:

  • The area you stay in and the weather shifts in that area
  • The pollution and temperature on average
  • Your budget
  • What looks appealing to your eyes and also suits the theme of the house
  • Materials that are easily available to you (you don’t want half the roof work put on hold due to insufficient materials! Check with your roofing supplier beforehand)
  • Roofing Contractors available and what materials they are familiar with or experienced with

Avoid Leaks

The roof of your house is what gets exposed the most to the changes in weather, closely followed by your walls. Rain or shine, your roof gets affected first. This is why the material has to be solid enough to keep the water and moisture away and also maintain the temperature.

Here are some simple ways to ensure your roof doesn’t leak:

  • Hire a professional contractor to do the job right from the start. Even a small mistake, in the beginning, is good enough to make roof unsteady or leak
  • Give the required time if not more for your roof to breathe, while laying it. You may be in a rush to finish the work but if you don’t give the roofing material time to settle in, it may become weak and give way to leaks as days go by.
  • Use good quality materials throughout. Do not compromise anywhere. By trying to save a few bucks here and there, you may land yourself into a bigger trouble of redoing the entire roof itself, very soon.

Now that you have all the information needed to start your work on the roof, let us professionals handle it from here and save you all the trouble- both mentally and physically!