Installing a New Roof for Your House

The roof is the house’s greatest glory, but it’s only a hair away from being a hair. A roof is both a symbol and a literal representation of safety and protection. You may want to check out Chesapeake Roofers for more.

A new roof for your home is expensive, but it is a required investment whether you are replacing an existing roof or installing one for the first time. If you live in an older home, there’s a good chance you’ll be replacing it soon. When the time comes, it’s a good idea to hire a reputable roofing company to replace your home’s roof.

 

Aside from providing protection from the elements such as rain, hail, high winds, and snow, having a sturdy and attractive roof can also increase the value of your home. When your roofing is insufficient and damaged, the converse is true.

Before beginning your roof installation, you should have at least a few options for the sort of roof you want to purchase or the roofing company you want to use. Roofs come in a variety of materials and styles, but the most prevalent are asphalt shingles, metal, and tile.

Asphalt shingles are the cheapest option, but they aren’t the most durable or long-lasting. The duration of its life is determined by its frequent exposure to hostile environmental factors. When exposed to the sun, high winds, and heavy rains on a regular basis, asphalt shingles can dry up quickly and become brittle. Dark coloured asphalt absorbs heat, burning your attic and forcing your air conditioner to work twice as hard. This can result in higher utility bills, particularly in the summer. It is the least long-lasting and appealing of all the roofing options. Aesthetics, on the other hand, can be extremely subjective because, as the saying goes, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Architectural asphalt roofing is the type that lasts the longest.

There are three types of metal roofs. Copper, aluminium, and steel are listed in order of cost from most costly to least expensive. Metal roofs outlast asphalt roofs in most cases. Metal does not absorb a lot of heat since it reflects it. Metal roofs are more resistant to strong winds than aluminium roofs and are more hurricane resistant than tile roofs. Copper roofing is the most expensive, but it is low maintenance and can last up to 100 years. Aluminum, on the other hand, is less expensive than copper but not quite as low as steel. It, like copper, requires very little upkeep. Finally, there’s steel roofing. It is the most cost-effective metal roofing option; nevertheless, it rusts with time and requires a lot of upkeep.

Contact Info

Clark Roofing & Siding
1009 Scenic Pkwy B, Chesapeake, VA 23323
Phone no: 757-485-1000