When it comes to the roof of your house, one of the main things to keep in mind is that there are options out there. For many of us, all roofs tend to look the same, but that is certainly not the case. Whether it is in materials, design, installation, or capability, there are different roofing solutions out there for different people and their homes. The first thing to know is that options abound. 

 

WEATHER WATCHING

When homeowners think about what goes into a roof, they usually consider different factors such as price, material, financing, and lifespan. These are all important to think about, but climate should also be a concern. The weather and the climate in your home region should play a part in decisions made on roof selection, repair, and replacement. Different changes in temperature and humidity, and different types of precipitation, are all going lend themselves to different types of roofs. In recent years, metal roofs have greatly increased in popularity over asphalt roofs due to their ability to deal with high temperatures and increased longevity. Similar roofing solutions are available for areas that tend to see cold temperatures and snow, or damp areas with high humidity and lots of rain. Different options like clay, slate, or even rubber are available to suit your needs. 

 

LET THERE BE LIGHT

For homeowners who are interested in roof replacement or major modifications, there is always the potential to add light to your home. One of the most common ways to do this is to construct skylights, which will help to bring the sun into your home and reduce your energy costs. Another way to accomplish this is through reflective daylighting. This technique of adding natural light to your home has become more popular over the years and offers some advantages over skylights. Daylighting uses reflective solar tubes in different areas of your home to help spread the sun’s light and warmth, which can help with heating and electric bills. If you are in the process of repairing or replacing your home’s roof, talk to a certified contractor about how daylighting might be used.  

 

READYING FOR SOLAR

Solar power is a topic that is understandably on everyone’s minds at the moment. Now that solar panels have decreased in cost and increased in availability on the open market, people are more interested in using renewable energy at home than ever before. Despite what many people may think, homeowners cannot just order a set of panels for their homes and be up and running in no time flat. The infrastructure of your home, specifically your roof, needs to be up-to-date before solar panels can be installed. Hiring a licensed contractor to perform an assessment of your roof is the best way to be sure that solar panels are a viable option. A professional will be able to assess the overall health of your roof and recommend any repairs or modifications that may be necessary before installation. There are plenty of different mounting options for modern solar arrangements, but they all depend upon a healthy foundation from your roof. 

No matter what type of roof you want, Roof Worx can help. You can schedule a FREE roofing estimate by filling in this form or calling (303) 625-9297.