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Killeen Roofing: Article About Include The Roof In A Remodel

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When considering a major home remodel, homeowners need to consider the roof as part of the project. Because the roof is about 40 percent of the exterior surface seen on a home, it needs to be both protective and attractive. Killeen roofing contractors can provide valuable input and the skills needed to make sure the roof complements the rest of the home.

When a homeowner is planning a remodel, he or she will want to make sure the roof is in good repair and up to date. This may simply require inspection and repair of any damage, or it may be as involved as applying new roofing materials. A roofer can inspect the roof to make sure it is free of damage or deterioration. A professional will also be able to check building codes and determine how many layers of roofing material are allowed before old layers must be torn off in advance of installing a new roof.

If the homeowner desires a new style or color of roofing material to go with changes to the rest of the home, they should take a digital picture of the home. Roofing contractors can use various computer programs to demonstrate how the home would look with different materials and colors. This helps the homeowner decide between materials like traditional asphalt shingles, wood shingles, clay or concrete tiles, or metal roofing.

The expert roofers at Tony's Roofing of Killeen Texas can assist you with any questions regarding commercial roofing or roof repairs.

Roofing materials vary to provide different looks and qualities. The traditional asphalt shingle roof can be constructed from organic or fiberglass shingles. These are the most common type of roofing materials, and the shingles are available in a wide array of colors, textures and styles. Alternative roofing materials include cedar or redwood shingles, metal roofs, ceramic or concrete tile, and slate. Tiles can be very heavy when made from ceramic or concrete. If a homeowner wants concrete or ceramic tiles, the contractor can evaluate underlying structures to make sure the home can bear the weight safely. There are metal or synthetic materials available that can mimic tile if the roof is not designed to bear the weight. For a Southwestern or mission style home, real clay tiles are ideal.

Remodeling is a large undertaking for a homeowner. When planning a whole house remodel, it is important to ensure that the roof is considered. While it increases the amount of upfront investment, it is important to look at roofing from an annual cost perspective. Homeowners can simply divide the total cost of the roof remodel by the life expectancy for an annualized roofing cost.

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