Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Best Season For Roofing

The material of choice for most northern roofs is asphalt.  Asphalt shingles are a popular roofing material in a majority of homes for many reasons including cost, ease of installation and its longevity.  Asphalt roofs, when installed properly, are known to last on average for twenty plus years.  Is the lifespan of your asphalt roof reaching its peak? Maybe now is the perfect time to start considering your roof replacement options.  Most homeowners want to complete home improvements when the time is right.  When is the best time to install a new roof?  It just may not be what you expect.

Winter Roof Replacement

Everyone that is familiar with northern winters understands that roofing isn’t really a great option.  The snow, ice and colder temperatures make roofing materials such as asphalt difficult to work with.  The asphalt shingles become brittle and hard.  Professional roofing contractors will tell you that these are not the ideal conditions in which to install a new roof.  The cold is not ideal for roofers, roofing tools, sealants or much else that the northern climates offer during the winter season.  New roofs in northern climates are better installed during another season.

Spring Roof Replacement

Spring roof replacement tends to be one of the least expensive times of the year to install your homes new roof.  Spring is a great time to replace ones roof if the issues your roof has had are not worsened by waiting through the winter.  Roofing contractors are not as busy as they will be in the upcoming seasons and roofing materials can often be found at a discount.  Most manufacturers are offering discounts on materials from last season to clear the inventory for new arriving roofing supplies.  This allows roofing contractors to bid lower on residential roofing projects than they normally could during the summer and fall seasons.  If money is an object and you are working within a budget consider spring roof replacement.

Summer Roof Replacement

There is no denying that summer has become the best known time for home improvements for homeowners in the north.  One thing to remember is that the heat of northern summers is never a joke.  Northern summers can reach unbearable temperatures and out of control humidity levels.  This can make roofing unpleasant for both roofing contractors and the materials they use.  When installing roofs it is best to avoid the extremes within any season.

Fall Roof Replacement

The best time of the year to install a new roof for homes in the northern regions is the fall.  The temperatures are perfect; not too hot and not too cold.  Roofing contractors and their crews can work without the worry of heat exhaustion or hypothermia.  With mild temperatures also comes easier installation.  Roofing materials are easier to work with and the elements are not such a huge factor. It may also be the busiest time for roofers!  To be sure you get an appointment when the timing is most convenient for both homeowner and contractor schedule your roof replacement now instead of waiting until roofing contractors are well on their way managing through their busy seasons.

Home Pro Roofing contractors offer a variety of roofing services throughout Brighton, East Lansing, Ann Arbor, Fenton and Commerce Township, including installation of shingle roofs, metal roofing and roof repairs.  You will find them at today.

Trends In Roofing For Spring of 2016

A trend is defines as a general direction in which something is developing or changing.  In roofing we often see trends come and go right along with new the movement in home designs.  If you are looking to replace your homes roof in 2016 roofing contractors suggest that you make the most out of your investment by looking at styles that are popular amongst homes currently being built.  Leave the past in the past with home improvement on the interior and exterior of your home.  As for a new roof take a look into the following fads that roofing contractors are seeing this spring.
  • Roofing that is Environmentally Friendly: It is very clear that eco friendly home improvements are selling homes. The more efficient and environmentally friendly your house is the more attractive it is to buyers.  Environmentally friendly roofing reduces the carbon footprint you leave along with lowering utility bills.  When replacing your roof look for an efficient design, using eco-friendly materials and sustainable construction practices.
  • Lighter Colors In Asphalt Shingle Roofing: Traditionally roofs have been designed using darker color shingling; this is all about to change. Lighter shades of roofing are popular options in 2016.  Consider shades in white, gray, beige and light blue all of which are popular trends within the roofing industry.  Lighter shades of shingling give a soft, warm look to the exterior of your home while also attracting less sunlight.  This helps keep your home cooler during the heat of summer.
  • Reflective Roofing: Some homeowners still prefer the look achieved with darker roofing. If this is more your style consider reflective roofing.  Darker roofs that use reflective materials help increase your homes efficiency.  Consider coatings that make use of latex, silicone, acrylic or polyurethane which all work to keep the roof cooler.
  • Roofs That Are Flat: Another trend that is popular with roofs for 2016 is flat roofs. This was a popular option for homes during the midcentury, modern design era.  Flat roofs offered clean lines which are once again becoming popular in modern home design.  A flat roof offers a bit of nostalgia and a nod to current styles.
  • Sheet Metal Roofs: For both commercial and residential buildings sheet metal roofing is becoming more and more popular. Sheet metal roofs offer homeowners a roof that will last two times longer than that of traditional roofs. Sheet metal offers a low carbon footprint, the eco-friendliness that was mentioned earlier which will make your home popular when you go to sell it.
Contact local roofing contractors to determine the roofing trend that meets your needs and adds to the overall aesthetic value of the exterior of your home.
Home Pro Roofing contractors offer a variety of roofing services throughout Brighton, East Lansing, Ann Arbor, Fenton and Commerce Township, including installation of shingle roofs, metal roofing and roof repairs.  You will find them at today.