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What roofing type is right for your home?

Figuring out what type of roofing system belongs on your home should be considered by the weather and climate you live in. Your roof goes under a lot of seasons that are filled with unexpected weather at times. Sometimes that unexpected weather can have a major effect on your home.

 

When serious weather hits, you’ll want to have a secured roofing system on your home.

Roofing Types for Your Home

 

Asphalt

 

An Asphalt roof is the classic and most used roofing system for your home. Asphalt shingles are the most traditional roofing system you’ll find. There are a wide range of three-tab shingles to designer choices. These type of shingles are very affordable, durable and beautiful.

 

Slate

 

Having a slate roofing system creates a beautiful landscape to look at. Slate has been one of the most durable choices to select for some of the greatest buildings around the world. Truslate allows you to mix and match color schemes to create a fun roof. A slate roofing system provides:

 

  • Affordable luxury
  • Strength
  • Fire resistant
  • Water resistant
  • Color blending
  • Minimal maintenance

 

Metal

 

Metal roofing isn’t just for looks, but it can reduce energy costs and is maintenance free. Metal roofs are made from heavy duty, rust-free aluminum parts including other metal parts. The benefits from metal roofing is that it is durable, wind and weather resistant, light weight, and will increase the home and resale value.

 

Choosing the roofing system for your home will depend on where you live and your budget. Select a roof that will benefit you and your budget and your family in case of extreme weather would hit.

 

Contact Roofscapes Exteriors today for a free estimate!

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Caution: Ice Dams

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that can build up and form at the edge of your roof. When snow builds up on your roof, the snow underneath will start to melt from the heat your house is creating. This meltwater will then run down to the eaves, and because eaves tend to be the coldest point on the roof, it freezes. Once this happens, meltwater will continue to run down the roof, and the ice will continue to grow due to the initial ice that froze in the eave of the roof. As the meltwater continues to drip with nowhere to go, a water backup will occur.

Standing water and your roof are never a happy mix. If you see this happening contact us right away for a free inspection.

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