For many homeowners in the process of renovations, roofing is not a consideration. However, roofing is more important than many of us give it credit for, and well maintained roofing is crucial to the structural integrity of your home. Just like most everything else, roofing must sometimes be renovated. For the nearly half of all homeowners who renovated their homes in 2014 alone and the more than half of all homeowners that continue to pursue home renovation, roofing should be a priority.
Many homeowners seek to renovate by themselves in order to save money. For instance, roofing can be replaced for as little as one thousand dollars if done as part of a DIY (Do It Yourself) project. However, the costs could be as high as four thousand dollars depending on how well things go according to plan and the quality of the replacement material that is used. A professional roofing company can charge as much as eight thousand dollars to replace your roof, but many consider the price worth it in order to have the job handled by experienced professionals. Replacing and renovating roofing can be by nature sometimes a dangerous process, but highly skilled and trained professionals are far less likely to sustain injury or cause accidental damage than a homeowner attending to replace their roof on their own with little to no professional supervision. Roofing contractors can also discuss options to best fit your budget.
There are a number of different materials that a homeowner can choose as their replacement roof, and they all have different benefits. For instance, an asphalt roof is typically considered to be one of the most traditional materials that is used for roofing, but it often needs to be replaced every fifteen years or so. An asphalt roof is typically sturdy and aesthetically pleasing, however, and tends to be affordable. Galvanized metal is another popular material used for roofing, and it tends to have a considerably longer lifespan than even an asphalt roof, lasting as long as fifty years and sturdy enough to withstand severe weather. Finally, aluminum and stainless steel alike are gaining popularity in roof replacements, as they can potentially last as long as the house itself does, for fifty years or even longer, but aren’t as durable in the face of severe weather situations. No matter what material is ultimately decided upon, it is important that the homeowner understand the pros as well as the cons of each option.
Home improvement ventures are common among home owners, and roofing is a popular choice for home improvement. Hiring a professional roofer is the best way to guarantee the quality of your new roof, and a home remodel can be budgeted to nearly every financial status, depending on the materials chosen for your renovations. A new roof can boost your curb appeal as well as protect the structural integrity of your home, and depending on the materials that you choose for it, may even be a once in a lifetime cost and endeavor.