Roof protects the house from harsh weather conditions and other natural hazards. However, many house owners find roof installation a headache because selecting the right material and making a budget for the entire installation work are strenuous and time consuming. Like installation of a new roof, roof replacement might also consume time and require swift and efficient work. So house owners should better not go with the DIY attitude. Instead, they should hire a roofing company and instruct them about the specifications.
These specifications are related to roof replacement materials, type of roofing etc. in fact, these are interconnected. If the house owner prefers metal roofing then available options would be aluminum shingles, stone coated steel shingles, steel panels etc. If the home-owner goes for cedar shakes, he’ll have to select one from red cedar, white cedar shingles etc.
Beautifying the roof is a requirement for some home-owners. Aesthetic aspects can be given a thought but depending upon the budget and the condition of the roof. For example, vegetated roofing has become quite popular these days because of its distinguished scenic beauty and eco-friendliness. If the roof is robust and its load taking capacity is good enough, then vegetated roofing can be a plausible roof replacement option.
Alternatively, skylight can be installed at the time of replacing a roof. It will beautify the house and will have it immersed in natural light. Installing a roof lantern however depends on the dimension of the roof and custom made joinery service. So, if the roof is spacious enough and if the homeowner is financially capable of spending on bespoke joinery service, roof replacement can include installation of a lantern.
If house owners are going for metal roofing reinstallation, metal corrugated sheet can make the roof look appealing as they come in various colors. But these sheets can get rotten. So maintenance could be an issue.
Beautification isn’t the only criterion for roof replacement. In fact, durability is more important. Reinstallation work must be done properly, otherwise there may be leakages in the roof shortly after the replacement. Quality materials should be used to guarantee the durability of the roof. Wooden tiles are known for amplifying the beauty aspects of the roof. But these shakes aren’t durable. Asphalt shingles are comparatively less expensive, but in terms of fancifulness and sustainability, they are good choice.
There are some other benefits of using asphalt shingles. These shakes are suitable for most residential edifices and these are easy to repair also. Furthermore, they come in varieties of colors and so, the roof will have an appealing look. But Slate shingles have probably the best visual aspect. They require low maintenance and are long lasting as well. But the only thing is that these shingles are quite expensive. So, affluent house owners can select these shingles for roof replacement. For the mid-income groups, metal or asphalt shingles are viable options.