As soon as the winter snows begin to thaw, home owners across the country begin the process of repairing and updating their homes for the upcoming spring and summer months. In addition to replacing and repairing siding, gutters, and windows, many owners also work with a commercial roofing company on one of the most major exterior home projects, a new roof. In fact, nearly 90% of homeowners across America see do not consider the outside parts of a home as separate projects, but instead consider the entire exterior as a single project.
What are the benefits of a metal roof?
Although not often used often in residential roofing projects, metal roofing is an affordable, no maintenance roofing choice. Available in many colors, as well as single large sheets and small tile size shingles, metal roofing is one of the most “green” roof materials available. In fact, the amount of recycled content in the steel used in a metal roof is approximately 56%. This percentage which represents the recycle index from production to installation to reused material is much higher than any asphalt shingle recycling number.
In addition to its “green” advantages, a metal roof is virtually maintenance free, which is a priority of nearly three of every four homeowners. A commercial roofing company can offer warranty information that will often include a 75 year guarantee policy. Making the decision to install a metal roof is a decision to never have to repair or maintain a roof again.
What are the benefits of an asphalt shingle roof?
Perhaps the greatest advantages to an asphalt shingle roof are the affordability and the number of colors that it is available in. Since nearly 33% of home owners say that they are restricted in the color choices they can use for roofing materials, an asphalt shingle roof will offer the color that a neighborhood association or historical committee requires. Although a basic asphalt roof will need to be replaced every 12 to 15 years, new composite roofing materials carry much longer warranties. In fact, some commercial roofing company composite offerings can come with 50 year warranties.
Because composite roofs are installed as individual shingles, the process of repairing a small damaged area is much easier than repairing damage to a single sheet metal roof.
What is your next home project?
Few improvements to a home have the return on investment (ROI) value of a new roof, new windows, or new siding. New windows, for example, have a nearly 79% ROI. The exterior of a home is the first and strongest message a home owner can send to neighbors and potential buyers. Warped and spongey siding, as well as loose and missing shingles, send a message of neglect to potential buyers, while new siding, windows and shingles send a message of a home that is well cared for and maintained.
Whether you are looking for a commercial roofing contractor in Michigan for a 3,000 square foot two story building with a variety of roof peaks and angles, or you are looking for a residential roofing contractor for a single story ranch home in Arizona, thorough research of the available options is necessary. While ceramic clay tiles may work for the hot temperatures of Phoenix, the extra layers of roofing insulation that accompanies asphalt tile shingles in Grand Rapids may be the best option for the cold winter months. Like any indoor repair or home improvement project, hiring the best contractor and demanding the best materials will make for the best investment.
Nearly 50,000 American businesses offer roofing services. While some businesses merely travel fro one storm location to another offering quick roof repairs funded by insurance payouts, other roofing companies are well known and well established. Who would you rather have working on your roof? A contractor who will be 500 miles away six months after they repair your roof, or a local roofing business that has been in the area for years? A roof, like other exterior parts of a home, should be a major investment that lasts for many years. In addition to longevity, the quality roof you install should provide you a high rate of return on your investment. A well known residential or commercial roofing company will provide the greatest product.