– Deciding to replace a roof is hopefully something that a homeowner can do before they absolutely need to do it. When they wait too long to make a decision and have the work done, interior damage can occur as a result of missing roofing materials or rotten underlayment.
The best time for a roof replacement is when the weather is cooperating. That means homeowners need to start thinking about it while there is enough time to do the job properly, without rushing to beat storms. Just like wood siding shouldn’t be installed during a storm, neither should roofing. Even if the weather is not conducive to a Southampton roofing job that time can be wisely used to prepare for the process by selecting materials and a contractor.
An increasingly popular choice is metal. It is compatible with both rustic and modern architectural styles. This Old House proved the point when they featured a standing seam metal roof on a rustic home remodel. The result was low-maintenance while still being aesthetically pleasing.
If a homeowner wants the benefits of a metal roof, but a standing seam metal surface is not their style that is OK. Shingles, tiles, and shakes can all be produced with metal. They are so similar to their wooden and dimensional counterparts that the casual observer will not even be able to tell they are made of metal. The effect is so realistic that many HOAs and historic neighborhood committees will allow metal roofing.
There are also powerful economic incentives for choosing metal roofing. According to the Remodeling 2012–13 Cost versus Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com), the typical mid-Atlantic house recovers approximately 62 percent of the full cost of construction for roof replacements.
Heller’s Building and Remodeling, a Southampton building additions company who also specializes in remodeling master suites, schedules in-home consultations that are designed to assist the homeowner in the decision making process.
To learn more about Heller’s Building and Remodeling visit the website or call (267) 217-6130.
About Heller’s Building and Remodeling:
Heller’s has been making homeowner’s renovating dreams a reality since 1989. They provide services such as bathroom and kitchen remodeling in Lansdale, Southampton and Bucks County. Family-owned and operated, owner Ed Heller oversees each job to ensure all of their clients are completely satisfied. Their goal is to always use superior products in a timely and trustworthy manner.