If you are planning on replacing your roof with newer synthetic materials, there are many options to choose from for your home. You may want to consider things like installing an energy-efficient underlayment or use a lighter-colored material for a new roof. Here are some of the things that you may want to consider before installing synthetic roofing on your home:
1. Choosing From The Different Materials
If you want to have synthetic roofing materials installed on your home, you have many options. There are synthetic slate materials, which can give your home the look of slate for a lot less. These materials also weigh a lot less than real stone, which make them an ideal solution for replacing asphalt shingles. Synthetic shakes can be a great solution to give your home the look of shakes without the hazards and maintenance needs of real wood shakes. You can even use synthetic shakes in areas where wood cannot be used.
2. Installing An Energy-Efficient Underlayment Beneath Roofing
When installing the synthetic roofing on your home, there are also many different choices for the underlayment on your roof. This can be a conventional asphalt felt paper, or newer alternatives. Some of the new composite underlayment materials can also help provide your home with improved energy efficiency. If you want to have more protection from roof leaks, you may want to consider having a rubber underlayment installed beneath your new synthetic roofing materials.
3. Different Options For Design Details With Synthetic Roofing
When you have synthetic roofing installed on your home, there are also many options that you may want to consider to add details to your roof. This can be done with special ridge caps and flashing designed for the roof system you use. It can also be done with metal flashing materials to give your roof an attractive metal trim detail when you have synthetic roofing installed. You may want to consider installing a rubber membrane beneath metal to give your home extra protection from leaks. This is because areas with metal flashing are common sources of leaks on roofs and the membrane can help seal nail holes and protect your home when flashing is damaged.
These are some of the things that you may want to consider before installing synthetic roofing on your home. If you are ready to replace your old shingles with synthetic roofing, contact a roofing service and talk with them about some of these options for your home. Click here for more information about reroofing.Share
23 February 2016
One thing I never realized about roofing is what a difference it can make in the appearance of a home. The roofing on my home was more than 20 years old before we got around to replacing it. As we were working with our roofing contractor to choose the materials that we wanted to use, I learned quite a bit about the many, many options that we had to consider. Our blog will show you several of the options and provide you with facts about each type of material that you can use. Hopefully, what we have included here will help you choose the roofing that will look and perform the best on your home.