Your roof does more than just protect your home. Apart from the functional benefits, it adds more personality to your house. Conversely, a damaged roof or a pending roof deck repair will ruin the aesthetic appeal of your house.
If you are getting your roof repaired or replaced, consider reviving your curb appeal by getting a new roof that satisfies your functional as well as aesthetic requirements. In this blog, we explore tips on choosing a new roof to help you add more charm to your house.
1. Picking the right material
Classic or contemporary? Wood shingles or fiber-glass? When picking the material for your new roof you have a lot of options to consider. Some offer appeal, some functionality and then there are materials that offer a bit of both. The idea is to understand what your roof needs depending on your geographical location, roof slope, weather conditions, budget, timelines and other factors.
2. Hire roofing professionals
Hiring the right roof and siding contractors is the first step to getting new roofing. These professionals will inspect your house and give you the right recommendations. It is also important to assess if the roofing style you have picked is compatible with your house. Roofing professionals will also help you secure the roof from damage by recommending additional things like a chimney flashing or rubber roof coating.
3. Substance over style
While the roof should add to the style of your house, there are some functionality aspects that you should consider as well. For example, roofing can determine how much you spend on your energy bills. The energy efficiency of roofing material will affect how much energy the material will reflect and how much energy it will absorb.
4. Understand your needs
Don’t pick a roof just because it looks good in pictures. Understand what your needs are and then select one that satisfies most of your needs. For instance, you want to carry out a couple of changes in your home too, make sure you don’t spend all your money on the roof. If you have budget constraints, go for asphalt fiber-glass shingles or wooden shingles.
Installing a roof can be expensive and you want to be absolutely sure with it. If you have a team of expert roofers with you, you can rest assured that this will be a one time expense.
At Hynes Roofing and Siding, we have repaired and replaced roofs for clients across the US. Right from getting new roofs for their homes to getting regular flat roof maintenance, we do it all. Give us a call or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.
(President, Hynes Roofing and Siding)
With over 35 years experience in the roofing and siding industry, Michelle Hynes has built a business from 2 people into over 45 people and 19 trucks!