A roof replacement provides the perfect opportunity to make positive changes to your home. Not only will the new roof improve your curb appeal, but you can make it stronger and more durable than the last one. Here are some options worth considering when you’re ready to replace your roof.
Homes with 1x roof decks benefit greatly from an upgrade to OSB or plywood. Larger boards provide a smooth surface and better handle the stress of having new roofing materials installed. It’s a small expense that will more than pay for itself over the years.
During all installations, roofers roll out and staple felt paper to the roof deck. Ice guards, however, are rolled out and adhered directly to the roof deck. Designed to prevent ice dams near the roof’s lower portion, ice guard helps your home stay dry in severe weather. When it’s time to have your roof replaced, choose experienced roofers who include ice guard on every roof.
Your roof is more than just the shingles or metal you choose. The attic must be properly vented to prevent ice dams in the winter and heat damage to the shingles in the summer. Talk with your roofing company to find out how it will address any existing ventilation concerns. Keeping the air moving in the attic will prolong your roof’s life while also keeping the home more comfortable.
Asphalt roofs are the most popular choice, but they aren’t the only option. Metal roofs offer durability, energy efficiency, and beauty. Resistant to damage from the sun, these roofs withstand higher winds and last longer. Their ability to reflect light and heat will also cut cooling costs by as much as 25 percent. They cost more initially, but a metal roof will save you money in the long run. They are also a stronger, more durable option.
When it’s time for a roof replacement on your home, give Robbing Roofing Inc. a call. We offer free quotes on roofing and will help you make an informed decision about your roof. Visit us on Facebook to learn more about all the amazing roofing options we offer. Whether you want a traditional asphalt shingle roof or are ready for slate or metal, we will take care of all your roofing needs.