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   Selecting the Perfect Classic Roofing for Your Home

    Benefits Of Cedar Shingles

   Two Kinds Of Asphalt Shingles

     Aluminum Roofing to the Rescue 

   

 

Selecting the Perfect Classic Roofing for Your Home   by Ronald Fess


When choosing classic roofing styles, you'll find that the selection is endless. From metal to clay tile, you can be sure to find a style that suits the design of your home. The classic roof was often made with considerable craftsmanship. Detailing was often used to add to the beauty of the roof. Wooden shakes were also used, but are they currently the best for your home? They probably aren't. In today's world, low maintenance homes are often sought after and a wooden shake roof would need specialized care. Today there are many alternatives to the traditional roofing often found in classic older homes. Synthetic roofing can be found in many styles, textures, and colors giving your roof the appearance you seek.

The synthetic roof will not only give you the protection against weathering and better durability but will last much longer than the standard cedar or slate roofs also available today. Many newer man-made slates and imitation shakes are actually filled with rubber compounds, making a better UV inhibitor, insuring durability and better fire resistance than regular roofing material. The ease of installing this synthetic material is just one more benefit you will find. Air pressured nail guns can be used to install this roofing material while cedar shakes and real slate can not.

Recycled roofing can give your classic roof the benefit of using materials that would otherwise be thrown away. Known as green roofing, these are polymer based roofing materials and are made with some recycled content. Tiles are often made from automotive and industry waste. This means your tiles may have tiny bits and pieces of unused or recycled tire rubber. Green roofing has been tested for low water absorption, UV resistance, and how well it does in freezing weather. Fewer repairs are needed and this roof can last much longer than your natural shake or cedar roof.

If you like the traditional classic look of a roof, you will be better off trying a lightweight, synthetic product. Traditional roofing materials often cannot withstand the high winds, and other extreme weather conditions as well as synthetic materials. Steel tiles are designed to look like classic roof tile but with the advantage of easy installation and it can also be found at a lower price range than the traditional roofing material. When first deciding on which style of roofing you prefer, remember to weigh out the benefits of each option. Decide which style will best beautify your home, yet still offer the durability you need.


About the Author

Ronald has been in the roofing industry for over 15 years and has worked in residential and commercial environments. To get roofing tips and step to step instructions on picking and installing residential roofs, visit http://www.dtsarchitects.com , his roofs site

 

 

Benefits Of Cedar Shingles  by Ronald Fess


One of the best roofing materials to use is cedar shingles. These shingles have so many benefits that you can gain from them that it is a wonder that more people do not choose them for their homes. The beauty and durability of cedar make it one of the smartest decisions that you will ever make for your entire home. And it doesn't even matter if you choose cedar shakes or shingles either way you will come out with a house that is completely transformed for the better. Be sure to take a picture before so that you can compare the difference. It will shock you!

One of the best aspects of getting cedar shingles put on your home is that they are naturally durable. They are strong and they will last and this is just the way that nature makes them. Cedar roofing materials will not only withstand any kind of weather easily it will also repel insects and other vermin that would destroy any other kind of roof. This makes it one of the smartest choices that are available to you on today's market. It also does not rot and decay as many of the other materials tend to do. This is an all round wonderful choice for any home.

So now that you now cedar shingles are a practical choice, how about we talk a little about the aesthetic value of them? These shingles or shakes are going to set your home off at its best advantage. There are no other kinds of roofing products that can so totally transform a home into a palace. The soft honey colors with the warm cinnamon hues are sure to bring out the best in any color siding or paint. And as time wears on you will find that your shingles will change color but this is not always a bad ting. Cedar tends to gain a silvery color as it ages and this too is very attractive to the eye.


About the Author

Ronald has been in the roofing industry for over 15 years and has worked in residential and commercial environments. To get roofing tips and step to step instructions on picking and installing residential roofs, visit http://www.dtsarchitects.com , his roofs site.

 

 

Two Kinds Of Asphalt Shingles   by Ronald Fess


Your roof is not something that you want to scrimp and save on. Sure any savings that come your way are great but don't ever go the cheap route, discount is one thing but cheap another completely. You need to choose the roofing shingles that are good quality, the ones that will last you for many years to come. You also need to choose the roofers that will provide you with the best job possible while not cutting any corners whatsoever.

There are basically two different kinds of asphalt shingles for you to choose from when you need a new roof put onto your home. You have the fiberglass shingles and then you have the organic- mat shingles. While both of these are indeed made with asphalt they are very different in their composition.

The difference is immense but it is simple. You see all shingles have a reinforcing mat and the fiberglass ones have a mat made out of fiberglass. This is what makes them strong and durable and the organic shingles use something else entirely. Their mat is made out of wood.

Organic mat shingles are made up with a couple of different layers of asphalt. First of all the organic part is coated with what is a soft asphalt and then when this has been done and has dried it is again coated but with a harder asphalt. This final layer gives it the strength that it needs to protect your home against all of the elements. The fiberglass shingles on the other hand have no soft layer, they don't need it all they have is the hard coating and that is good enough to keep them strong all year round year after year.

You will find that the fiberglass asphalt shingles are much lighter than the organic alternative. This makes them idea for those who want to do their own installation. They are also better when it comes to a fire. They have a much better fire rating on the other hand the organic ones are better for cold weather. It is all a balancing act really, you will have to think about the area in which you live as that will play a big part on the choices that you make.


About the Author

Ronald has been in the roofing industry for over 15 years and has worked in residential and commercial environments. To get roofing tips and step to step instructions on picking and installing residential roofs, visit http://www.dtsarchitects.com , his roofs site.

 

 

Aluminum Roofing to the Rescue 

by Ronald Fess


Aluminum roofing is not only one of the least expensive types of roofing material available today, but it also provides many benefits. Aluminum has been found to reflect heat. So what does this mean if you have an aluminum roof? It means less expensive energy bills.

Before aluminum hit the roofing industry, builders were mixing gravel and asphalt sprayed with a pigment that was meant to reflect the heat. This was not only time consuming but costly. In 1984 a new type of reflective aluminum was brought in, sprayed during the manufacturing of aluminum roofing, this inexpensive and lightweight material known as aluminum flake or chips, was found to be very effective in reducing a building air conditioning power use.

Aluminum chips are now being used in the U.S, U.K, Singapore and Bahrain. On roofs, these chips currently cover over 33 million square feet. By reflecting 70% of the sun's rays, a savings in BTUs is currently valued at $5.9 million. With the use of aluminum roofing and its heat saving chips savings could reach 50 billion kWh. With the added feature of these aluminum chips, aluminum roofs are now expected to double their life expectancy.

Metal roofing is known as the most energy efficient material that can withstand wind, hail, fire, rain, and rot better than any other type of roofing material. The cost of adding an aluminum roof may seem high, but the maintenance and durability of this roof is well worth it. Metal roofing was once only used on commercial building, but with the availability of styles now offered, homes are finding it smarter to use as an energy saver. The aluminum roof is expected to become more and more popular among homeowners and is expected to grow as homeowners learn the benefits of having a metal roof.

Steel or aluminum roofs are now manufactured to look like tiles. Offered in several colors, steel has many benefits. Home insurance may go down with the selection of aluminum or steel roof since it is virtually fire proof. This type of roofing has a preventive rust coating and will keep your home pleasantly cool during the summer months. Metal roofs are found to be much lighter in weight, so usually not extra roofing support is needed. Many steel and aluminum roofs come with a 50 year warranty.

Choosing an aluminum roof for your business or home is a smart decision that will save you money in the long run.


About the Author

Ronald has been in the roofing industry for over 15 years and has worked in residential and commercial environments. To get roofing tips and step to step instructions on picking and installing residential roofs, visit http://www.dtsarchitects.com , his roofs site.