With Halloween only a week away, every homeowner knows that the trials of winter home ownership are just around the corner. And if you’re the owner of a typical North American residence, your roof will be doing double duty for the next six months as a major architectural element AND your home’s first line of defense against old man winter. With winter imminent, it’s time to ask yourself a few questions if your existing roof is more than 10 years old - especially if it’s an asphalt shingle roof.
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Here's an excerpt from our FREE re-roofing booklet in a section that discusses the many looks to be found in various roofing materials.
The current economic climate notwithstanding, people are going to continue to need roofs. And if it's at all possible, a metal roof is still your best bet despite the higher initial cost. Over time, your investment will pay for itself again and again. At the very least, you should explore your re-roofing options with metal before slapping the same old comp shingles on your roof again - the very ones that will require patching and/or replacement far too quickly.
Installing solar panels on a roof is a very popular trend - and growing in popularity. One of the most overlooked aspects of this type of upgrade to a home or business is the type of roof material over which the new solar panels will be installed. Does it make sense to anyone to attach an expensive, hi-tech solar collection system to a roof that won't last as long as the panels? I can't imagine anyone answering that question positively, but I see it all the time. Bad enough that some solar panel installations are installed on new roofs with a proven poor track record (asphalt composition, anyone?), but it has to be even less rational to install a new solar system on an older roof that isn't far from the end of its service life.
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