The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.
Is it time to replace your roof? If so, you may have heard of re-roofing. This is an option for some individuals who need new roofs. It involves leaving the existing roof materials in place and putting new shingles over them. Some people favor this option because it is a quick solution to roof replacement. It can also offer other benefits such as improve the insulative qualities of roofs. The following are four things to keep in mind if you are considering a re-roof.
It can make your roofing project affordable.
A re-roof does not involve extracting the old roofing materials. This means that contractors can finish this type of project quicker than a project that involves a full roof replacement. A shorter roofing project could mean that you save money on the project's billable hours. Since some of the materials will be left intact, you will also likely save on building materials. Some re-roof projects may involve replacing small sections of damaged roofing, but most of the old roofing materials will remain in place. If a contractor observes a roof with extensive damage, they may not recommend a re-roof.
It can keep excess building materials out of landfills.
By keeping some of the old roof materials intact, you will be doing your part to protect the environment and landfills from excess waste. Some roofing materials are also recyclable. You can inquire with a contractor about disposal methods and whether you have old materials that can or will be recycled.
There might be weight concerns.
Perhaps your home has had a re-roof in the past. This means that requesting another re-roof will place additional weight on your home's frame. Every future re-roof service performed will add more weight. This is why a contractor could advise against a re-roof especially if you have an older home. They may recognize that adding more shingles on top will cause your roof to be heavier, which could cause structural damage.
Existing aesthetic issues may be more pronounced.
If you have roof imperfections such as bumps or waves, it is possible that a re-roof will not cover up these imperfections. Roofing contractors will aim to minimize these. For example, some imperfections are the result of nail heads pushing through, and a contractor might use a hammer to flatten the nail. Additional shingles are also used in some areas of roofs to make the appearance more uniform.