Check That Roof

Check That Roof

Roofing is one of the most important and most expensive projects on a home–and it’s often the one homeowners like the least.

Regardless, it is vital to the protection of your family from the elements.  Fall is a great time to have it inspected.  Freeze and thaw plays havoc on asphalt shingles much more than does the summer sun.

You may find you need new covering, but thank goodness you have more options today than in the past.  Metal roofs are becoming more and more popular and they come in so many colors and styles.  They are not the old corragated tin of the 1930’s and 40’s.

If you are considering a new roof, think about steel.  You will be surprised that a metal roof is less expensive than premium asphalt shingles.  The best warranty on shingles is thirty years.  A metal roof usually carries at least a forty-five and sometimes up to a sixty year warranty.

I actually charge less per square to install steel roofs than I do asphalt shingles.  I hope roofers in your area do the same.

Posted November 25, 2011 by chris in Winterize