411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

If Your AC Unit is Making Any of These Noises, Get It Checked Out

Air conditioners can and do make noises, and while some are completely normal and benign, others may signify a more substantial problem. If your...

on Jul 13, 2018

Four Biggest TV Reception Problems That are Best Left to Antenna Specialists

Nothing is more relaxing than sitting on the couch and watching your favourite TV shows or movies at the end of a tiring day at work.

on Jul 13, 2018

Different Drywall Types and Fire Safety

There are soundproof, moisture resistant, fire-resistant and other drywall types. Check here what you need to know about drywall and fire safety....

on Jul 12, 2018

Are Decks a Good Investment?

The presence of outdoor decking always influences the resale value of the home. The question is whether this is an exterior home improvement worth...

on Jul 12, 2018

Why You Need to Hire a Licensed and Insured Sandblasting Contractor

Trusting sandblasting to a licensed & insured contractor is another way of saying that you will be relying on a measure twice, cut once type of...

on Jul 11, 2018

A Guide to Roofing Materials

by Guest on Dec 16, 2013

One part of your home that you would likely replace after a few years is the roof. Since it takes the most beating from the environment, rain and shine, it will eventually be damaged beyond repair. When this happens, you have the option to replace it with the same material or consider using another roofing material.

There are plenty of roof materials to choose from. You can base your choice depending on design alone or also consider other factors. To help you decide, here is a simple guide for you to use. Remember, the new roof you install will be there for several years so you better like it and you must be content with what you choose.

Getting Too Much Rain?

If you are located in a region with long rainy seasons, you may consider concrete roofing tiles. They are made of sand, cement, and pigment, and are very heavy. You have to make sure that your roof foundation can withstand its weight. Usually placed overlapping each other from bottom to top, concrete roofs are known to be very durable to last even with frequent heavy rains. They are also fire-resistant.

Here Comes the Sun

On the other hand, if you live in a tropical region, you would want a roof that can insulate your home from the sun's heat so that you can save on energy used in cooling your house. Slate tiles are very ideal for such homes because of its reflective properties and insulating abilities. They are made of rock so they usually come in their natural color, which just becomes more beautiful with time. They are also heavy and expensive that is why they are only normally found in upscale houses. Still, you can save back your initial expenses on it since it requires very minimal maintenance, it is very durable, and it cools your home so that would mean reduced use of your fan or air conditioner. You also will not have to worry about termites, rats, or other infestation to cause damage to your roofing and siding.

Harsh Snow

You would not want your roof to collapse on you due to the heavy weight of snow that has built up on it. Metal roofing materials have a smooth surface allowing snow to slide off it. They are also made up of very strong material that can carry the extra load. Place enough insulation on the interior portion of your roof to add some warmth to your home.

On a Budget

If your pocket is not prepared for the sudden roof repair, then you can choose asphalt composition shingles. This roofing material is very affordable and it also carries with it other advantages. It is fire-resistant, very durable, and it comes in various designs to mimic slate or wood.

Beauty First

Even if wood can catch fire, become infested, and require a lot of maintenance, some home owners still cannot resist choosing it because of its remarkable finish. Usually made from cedar or pine, wood shakes roofing come in many colors that it is impossible for two houses to have identical wood roofs. They can also be cut into varied width, thickness, and shapes. It even becomes more beautiful through time. The good news is new technology has introduced new treatments to lengthen its life and make it resist infestation and fire.

Roofing / Gutters 1638 Views

Author

Guest

Guest

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Best Load Attachments for Digging

Digging is an essential process where earth is excavated from a specific piece of the ground. Digging is basically the process of removing dirt...

Construction / Materials

Handling Pests Effectively

It is never a good thing when pests invade your home. Termites can easily eat all the wood inside of your home and weaken its structure. Ants can...

Pest Management / Ecology

Remodel Your Kitchen to Store Wine

If you truly love wines why keep them in the basement? You can keep them close to yourself and ready for consumption anytime. Though the basements...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Things You Need to Consider Before You Renovate

Renovations are not pleasant due to the fact that a lot of stress is associated with making home improvements. There are various different things...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Refrigerator Repair Options and Troubleshooting

Refrigerators are often regarded as urgent-repair appliances, due to the possibly of losing food and even important items like medications. Prompt...

Appliance / Repair

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2018