When it comes to home ownership, there are many things to consider and keep in mind as the years go by and your home value fluctuates. Making upgrades to your home over time is important in order to maintain the value of your home, but certain upgrades are more effective and thoughtful than others. For instance, upgrading the structure of a home through foundational reinforcement, renovating rooms like the bathrooms and kitchen, and of course, updating the roof, are some of the most common home upgrades that yield the highest return.
Updating your roofing is a complex process—one that requires the help of professionals who have experience in roofing. However, perhaps the most important aspect of upgrading the roofing of your home is choosing the right materials. Taking your time to figure out what type of roof you’d like your home to have is an important step in the process because the roof will likely be there for a long time to come. The roof of your home should be functional first, but there are other things to consider when it comes to roofing, such as the color, shape, texture, and pattern of the materials used. Here is a little more about how to choose the best building material for your roof.
Why you might want to consider updating your roof
As we mentioned before, updating your roof helps your home retain value significantly. It is one of the highest-yielding return investments in home renovation, and is almost always a great selling point if you ever choose to list your home. However, there are functional benefits to new roofing too—such as increased insulation, protection from the outer elements including leaks and intense winds, and it upgrades the look and style of your home. Since roofing is certainly an investment and a big project, it’s important to consider certain things first to make sure the process goes well.
Things to consider
In choosing the material for your roofing, it helps to think about why you’re upgrading the roof in the first place. For instance, maybe you’re sick of the way it looks, or maybe it’s no longer functional and causing problems. Here are two of the most important factors to consider in your roofing material:
The weather patterns where you live
This is a big one for those of us who live in especially windy or temperamental weather conditions. Lots of direct sunlight can also have an effect on roofing materials. It helps to get an idea of why your last roof did or did not work for the particular conditions you live in. For example, if your roofing appeared highly sun-damaged and cracked in places, then it may be wise to choose a roofing material that stands up well to direct sunlight.
Roof style, color, texture, and pattern
Finding the most functional roofing for your area is the first most important factor, followed closely by what it looks like. The color, texture, and pattern of your roofing will significantly add to the overall curb appeal to your home. You might consider the exterior color of your home, other roofing in the area, and what, if any, specific aesthetic you’re going for.
Most common types of roofing available
The most common types of roofing available today offer different advantages and benefits to home owners, depending on the area they live in and the aesthetic they’re going for. Clay, slate, synthetic, and asphalt are the four most common types of roofing, all with very different designs and characteristics. To learn more about the types of roofing available to you and help with making a sound choice, contact a trustworthy roofing professional in your area.
How we can help you
The roofing experts here at Troy Builders have built and replaced roofs for countless homes in the areas of Tarzana, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Glendale, Long Beach and Woodland Hills, CA. Our clients appreciate our honesty and integrity—a refreshing change from the typical building companies. We know that roofing is a big investment for home owners, so we make sure to fairly price our work, and back it with quality. If you’d like to obtain an in-home estimate, please contact us as soon as possible!