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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

When is it Time for a New Roof?

After people buy a house, they usually increase the value of their home through remodeling. By tearing up old carpets and replacing them with hardwood, or adding a garage to the side of a home, the value of a home can sky rocket. Sometimes, people increase the value of their home due to necessary. The effects of severe and unexpected weather can require people to remodel areas of their home. This is especially true in roofing. Every home owner deserves quality shelter for their family. The roof shields your family from all types of weather damages. Unfortunately, a roof only lasts so long.  How do you know when it's time for a new roof?

Knowing when it's time for a new roof depends upon different factors. These include the location of a home, the climate, the quality of materials of your roof, and the style of your roof. 

In regards to the weather, if you live in a location that is particularly warm, then your roofing material may not last long. As much as the hot sun beats down on us during sunny weather, roofs suffers much worse. Massive sun exposure can reduce the life of the majority of asphalt shingle roofs, which is the most common type of roofing on American homes. In addition to the sun, roofs can be exposed to extensive rain storms, snow, hail, sleet, and wind. Certain areas of the country are affected more or less by this type of weather, depending upon geographic location.

The quality of the roofing material plays a major role. If you buy very cheap roofing material, don't expect it to last. Every type of roofing is different and should be used according to your home and the weather patterns in your area.

The style of your roof is also important. The style used depends upon your location. For example, if you experience a lot of rainfall, then a flat roof shouldn't be used. Flat roofs have more trouble removing moisture than their slanted counterparts.

If you think it's time for a new roof and are looking for roofing in Montgomery County, then contact us today. Upon examining your current roofing material and taking into account the area's weather patterns, we will provide you with quality roofing to protect your home.

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