Before you have a new roof installed on your home, you should speak to some roofers first, to make sure that you are installing the right kind. There are several different types of roofing material and each one addresses specific needs that your home may have.
Some of those requirements that should be addressed include:
1) weather conditions where your home is located
2) fire dangers near your home
3) age of your home
It is important that you consider the weather conditions where your home is located, especially if you experience high winds, heavy rain or snow fall, or extreme temperatures. Certain roofing materials can withstand extreme weather and should be considered if you live in an area that experiences any of those weather conditions on a regular basis. Aluminum and metal roofing, for instance, can withstand winds as high as 140 miles an hour. It can also withstand heavy snow fall without needing to be scraped.
Fire danger is another important factor to take into consideration when choosing a new roof for your home, especially if you’re thinking of getting your kitchen renovated. Wood shake shingles should not be used on homes that are located in areas prone to wild fires. Asphalt and composition shingle roofs will provide some safety against fires but for optimum protection you should consider tile or metal roofing if your home is located in fire regions.
The age of your home should also be taken into consideration, especially if you are considering a heavier roofing material like slate, metal or tile. The substructure of your home may not be able to withstand the added weight that this type of roofing material will place on it. For older homes, you may want to consider a more lightweight roofing material like asphalt or composition shingles, unless you want to pay for the retrofitting that will be required for the heavier roofing material. Roofers who work with an experienced roofing company will be able to help you choose a roof that will work best for your home and compliment your kitchen renovations.
You want your roof to last for many years and to provide your home with maximum protection from the elements. Be sure to discuss your options with a reputable roofing contractor before making your selection.