ROOF REPLACEMENT IN SWINDON
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Replacing a roof on a building is a time-consuming yet important process for most people. If the day comes when you need to fix your roof, it’s essential to know what steps you will need to take to do the job effectively. As a homeowner, you need to know what a roofing professional will do, even though you will hire a roofing contractor to take care of the job, it’s still necessary to understand exactly what the company will recommend to do and what materials they will use. Your roof is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your home; but when done properly, it also provides the biggest return on your investment. However for repairing the roof, the big question is, are you going to re-roof or undergo a full roof replacement? To find the right option for you, let’s consider both.
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Basic Roofing Replacement Materials
Your choice of roofing materials also depends as much on your own personal taste as on your venue. The roofing materials you can use are also influenced by the roof pitch (angle).
Asphalt composition shingles:
These are inexpensive and easily obtainable, but due to their flat shape, they are less desirable than other alternatives. This is the most ordinary form of material for roofing by far.
Shakes or shingles of wood:
These are costly yet attractive shingles. They are robust, but in regions where there is a fire threat, they are not a good option.
Due in part to their reliability and because they are fireproof, metal roofs made of steel or aluminium have become more common in recent years. These are costly roofs that require installation by specialist contractors, but because of their long life, they can be cost-effective over the long run. There are many types of metal roofing systems, including raised-seam panels and items that imitate the appearance of composite shingles.
This is a highly desirable choice for high-end roofing, but it’s costly and thick. Slate roofs are highly slippery to walk on and when damaged, difficult to fix.
The popularity of these synthetic tiles made from 95% recycled materials, including rubber, is gaining. Slate and other types of stone tile are closely similar to them, but are much lighter and less prone to damage.
Clay or ceramic tile:
The Spanish-style red tile roof is still popular for the longest prevailing picture in Southern California and Florida, but is increasingly replaced by metal and composite materials that imitate the look of Spanish tile. Other roofing materials are now available that match the fire-retardant potential of ceramic tile, with far less weight imposed on the roof. The half-barrel is called this shingle because it is a cylinder cut in half lengthwise, approximately 16 inches long.
Several factors ranging from inexpensive three-tab asphalt shingles to architectural shingles (or even slate) go into the cost of a roof, starting with your choice of roofing materials. Other variables that influence the cost are the roofing contractor you pick, the pitch (steepness of your roof), and the square footage of your roof.
Re-roofing is the easiest and inexpensive way to restore the look of your roof. During the re-roofing, a new shingle overlay is applied over your worn shingles to restore the look of your roof and also provide a protective coating to help prevent leaks from entering your house.
If the roof is replaced the old shingles are removed from the roof and exposed to the deck. The underlay or felt paper is then added to the deck to help shield it from water and other elements. New shingles are then mounted on top of the underlay or felt paper for a roof replacement that lasts 20 years or more.
A roof replacement can be a difficult choice and have a significant impact on your home. Unfortunately, many cannot afford to pay the costs of maintaining the roof, even when a replacement is needed. Here are some advantages of roof replacement:
Old roofs are prone to leaking air, thus making your HVAC system work tirelessly to reach the optimal indoor temperature.
Having a roof replacement does not just help your HVAC system to operate more effectively but it also saves you money on your monthly energy bills.
The longer you wait to repair the old dilapidated roof, the more harmful the situation may become. Sometimes, an old roof can collapse or cause portions of the home to become unstable. If the cost is considered, it is still possible to obtain a quality roof with a re-roofing provided there is no damage to the deck; however the trick is to select quality roof shingles that can last for 10 years or more.
Increases your home’s curb appeal
A new roof is 40% of your homes curb appeal. Curb appeal will affect the house value either positively or negatively. With a roof replacement, it’s going to fall into a positive category. If you’ve got an old, tired roof and you’ve purchased a new one, the house will look fresh and clean. Not only will the replacement give you years of peace of mind, but it will also give your home that visually appealing edge.
You may also consider in letting us restore your roof as we are well aware of the different building codes and requirements and we can guarantee that your roof is installed under the community’s standards. With Skyline Swindon Roofing, you get to have your desired roof with an excellent quality replacement quickly! Call our office today for a fast and free quote.