Residential Roofing

Residential roofing consists of roofing types generally used for households and not commercial buildings. Though some materials do overlap in both categories, residential roofing focuses on providing services that offers many distinctive styles, shapes and materials of roofing to accentuate your home’s overall appearance.

Information and Advice on Residential Roofing

Residential RoofingMost if not all residential homeowners want to look for and purchase a roof that will not only last through the ages, but wouldn’t cost a fortune to install. In most cases, residential roofing is either replaced or repaired ever decade. By choosing the right type of roofing material or the most suitable in your living environment, you can reduce the cost of replacement and know for sure it can last. By being smart and selective on the right material, you’ll also use less and not waste the products used, fill up less of the landfill and put less demand and strain on our natural resources.

By properly deciding what types of materials you use can also benefit you financially. For example, if you select a light-colored surface or a roofing material that absorbs less heat from the sun and reflects most of it off, you can significantly reduce your home’s cooling needs. Thus, your cooling bills will go down. Once it’s properly installed, home insulation is another factor in making your home energy efficient. In general, you need your attic to be as cool as possible in the summer, and high quality insulation is one of the key factors in that. Prolonged roof leaks seem harmless at first, but can turn into serious problems in the near future. Having persistent roof leaks can create undesired mold growth, damaged ceilings and furniture.

Residential Roofing Related Services

Residential Roofing InstallationResidential Roofing Insulation
Insulating and sealing attics and ceilings is one of the best ways to help improve energy efficiency of the entire home. Many contractors and insulation companies offers an extensive line of roofing solutions designed to address critical points of energy loss and moisture intrusion through attics and cathedral/vaulted ceilings. Insulation should be dry when installed and kept dry after installation. Fiberglass insulation retains water and can cause rapid inside-out corrosion on Galvalume sheet panels.

Residential Roofing Gutters
Gutter installations are not a problem either. They can come in and replace those worn out gutters with new seamless and drip free installations. Gutters and downspout drainage systems have been ripped down due to the additional weight from sheets of snow and roof ice making gutter repair critical. This back up can lead to unexpected roof leaks in your commercial building or home

Residential Roofing Flashing
Roof flashing is simply a piece of sheet metal — usually aluminum or galvanized steel — which is placed over joints in roof and wall construction to prevent water seeping into the house and causing damage. The major cause of residential roof leaks is a fault in the roof flashing. Roof flashing is located at intersection points on your roof, spots such as peaks and valleys where water is prone to collect and pool. Flashing can be made of galvanized steel, copper, aluminum, or even vinyl. Roof flashing is needed for the areas where your home meets up with an addition. It is also needed in the valleys of the roof.

How to Decide on the Right Residential Roof?

Within our site, we provide you with various types of materials and brainstorm the costs and other information regarding each roofing material available in the marketplace today. We also provide information to the most general and most popular roofing materials available for comparison. The way to decide on roofing materials should be functionality, the type of climate the building must endure and also the roofing design of the building. Also, remember that cost alone does not determine which is best for you, and not all of these products will meet the needs of your home. Aside from these factors, be careful and do your research selecting the right residential roofing material. Make sure it’s installed properly and keep up in performing modest maintenance occasionally. Once the right roof is installed and maintenance is kept up to date, there is no reason you can’t have a roof that works, looks good and functions properly for 20 to 50 years.

Residential Roofing Types

The most popular residential roofing materials are Asphalt Shingles, Wood Shakes and Shingles, Slate / Stone Shingles, Tile Roof Covering, Metal Roofing Shingles and Standing Seam and Composite Shingles. Please do visit our other pages for more information regarding other popular roofing materials used.

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