The roof is not only a place to store old balls and toys, nor is it only good at protecting you from weather conditions like rain or snow, your roof hides great value. Besides the beauty that your roof can add to your house, after all it is a part of the house frame and it is one of the first things that people see when they look at your house, a new or remodeled roof can increase the value of your home. Furthermore, it is an essential part of your home’s exterior design.
Whether you want to build, remodel, or just fix your roof, Your Prime Contractor can help you. Starting with an evaluation to choosing building materials and the design, all the way to the finished product.
Asphalt Compostition Shingles
Asphalt shingles are probably the most common type of roofing. It is used in about 80% of residential houses across the country. It is made from paper fiber mat (better cold resistance) or fiberglass (better fire resistance) and it considered inexpensive. The cons with this type of roof is that it is not eco-friendly and is not considered durable.
Expensive tiles that give the Spanish/Italian look to your house. Probably one of the most durable types of roof. Clay is a natural material, which makes this tiles very eco-friendly, although it takes a lot of energy to make them. It is heavy weighted so it requires reinforced roof framing to support, but it has very good fire resistance.
Like the clay tiles, these tiles are going to last for a long time and have very good fire resistance. They are very heavy since they are made from concrete but are less expensive than the clay tiles. Concrete tiles can be made to look like clay, slate or wood shakes, and their color can be modified. concrete is made from natural materials but takes a lof of energy to manufacture.
Slate is the oldest type of roofing, but probably still considered as very durable and very good fire and wind resistance. it is made from natural materials, which makes it eco-friendly but it is very expensive. Slate is very complicated to install, that’s why we at Your Prime Contractor make sure that all of our workers are professionally trained to install them.
How Can You Tell If You Need A New Roof?
You don’t have to wait until your roof is leaking to know you need to change it. Here are some tips and tools to help you check if you need to fix your roof:
- Roof Age- how old is your roof? Experts advise to change the roof every 20-25 years.
- If your roof is missing shingles, or the shingles are crumbling or curved– that’s a good sign to change your roof.
- Sunlight is coming from the roof– if you can see sunlight coming through the roof that is a definite sign that you need to change your roof.
- Check for water damage across the house– if you suddenly see water damage on the ceiling across your house you might have to get a specialist to check your roof.