It might seem like there is never a good time to undergo a major home renovation or repair. Nothing could be further from the truth. The best time to work on upgrading or repairing your home is before you absolutely need it. If you wait too long to replace an older or failing roof, the consequences could be extreme resulting in an even bigger disruption to your life as interior damage must also be repaired.
Exterior makeovers of a home are best done when the weather is cooperating, which means starting the projects in time to finish them before the rainy or snowy seasons come. Of course, if you do wait, you can spend the winter months planning and preparing for your home’s face-lift.
Replacing your roof before it fails is the smart choice. No matter what type of roofing surface you currently have, it is possible to choose a metal standing seam roof. Depending on the details, metal roofing is compatible with both modern and rustic home designs. Earlier this year, a metal roof was even featured on an episode of This Old House as the homeowners looked to elaborate on a low maintenance, yet rustic, theme for their home’s exterior.
Metal roofing is not just for commercial buildings any longer. If a standing seam style does not suit you, shingles, tiles, and shakes are also available in a variety of metal colors and textures. Homes in historic neighborhoods as well as suburban subdivisions can all benefit from metal roofing surfaces.
Aside from the aesthetic advantages, there are also energy advantages to choosing a metal roof. Modern manufacturing utilizes reflective pigment technology while assists in lowering utility bills. As the sun beats down on your house, a metal roof will make it easier to keep your home cool. Additionally, homeowners with metal roofs are doing the environment a favor because the materials are made up of anywhere from 30 to 60 percent recycled material.
In addition to thinking about the timing of a renovation, most homeowners look at renovations from an economic standpoint as well. This means you want to know what kind of return you can get on your roofing investment. According to the Remodeling 2012–13 Cost versus Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com), on average, a Middle-Atlantic home can recoup more than 60 percent of their costs when replacing a roof. This is in line with other exterior Quakertown remodeling projects. You can realize an even greater return on investment if your siding is also replaced.
Heller’s Building and Remodeling, also a Quakertown roofing firm, offers a free in-home consultation to help you find a roofing style and color to suits your neighborhood and tastes.