Roof-New House?August 8, 2020
WHAT ROOF DO I NEED?
There are lots of different kinds of Roofs for houses. Picking one has a lot to do where you are going to build the house. Things that need to be taken into consideration.
- Weather: Is this a cold climate or Hot climate?
- Are we in Hurricane area?
- Do we get earthquakes?
- Do we have Tornados
- Or none of the above?
- Is their termites?
- Fire Rating of the roof insullation? “FLEXOFFERS”
Choosing The Right Roof
Picking the right roof is very important for the safety of your new home. You have to look at the weather patterns in the area you build your new house. Do research so you can determine the correct roof for your house.
ROOF CHOICES FOR HOUSES
- Steel Roofing
- Slate/Tile Roofing
- Shingle Roofing
- Stone-Coated Steel Roofing
- Solar-Tile Roofing
Any type of Steel roofing is available in a variety of Verticle panels. A metal roofing lasts about 60 years.
- Extremely durable
- Last longer
- Resits high winds
- Fire resistant
- Can cost 2 times-3 times more
Slate roofing last a long time if maintained. It can last over 100 years. It won’t burn. It is waterproof. It prevents fungus and mold build-up.
- Highly resistant to mold
- Fire resistant
- Very attractive
- Extremely durable
- Tiles can crack and break and shed layers
- Tiles can vary in thickness
ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOFING
One, if not the most common roof type is the asphalt shingle. As they are effective in all environments. You will have problems in High wind areas. They pass a variety of durability tests, starting with rain, and heat.
- Very affordable
- Many color options
- Very versatile
- Class A Fire rating
- Withstand high winds
- Damages easier in cold weather
- Doesn’t hold up in extreme wind conditions
The upfront cost for an asphalt shingle roof is low, but they have to be replaced at least once every 20 years. Maintenance is needed to help them last.
STONE COATED STEEL SHINGLE ROOFING
A stone-coated steel roofing mimics shingles, clay, or slate, as it has an interlocking panel mechanism. It is very resistant to rain, and high winds, and any other weather condition.
Stone coated steel shingle roofs are quite economical and quit cheap as roofing goes. If you live in a wet, windy, or wildfire-prone area – a stone-coated steel roof is the best for you. Make sure you get the best service possible from the contractor.
- Built to last
- Won’t break, split, or crack
- Resistant to rain, snow, and wind uplift
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance
- Cost more
- Loud (rain, hail,)
Ask for a warranty as roof are very expensive.
Nowadays, solar tiles are also considered a type of roofing.
They’re particularly good for sunny climates. While they may help offset energy costs with solar power, they also cost more than traditional .
Many installers and manufacturers widely available.
- High efficiency.
- Adjustable for optimal positioning.
- Solar Energy Storage is Expensive
- Bulky, not as aesthetically pleasing. –
- Roof to be in good condition.
- More complicated installation process.
- Weather dependent
PICKING THE RIGHT ROOF INSTALLER
The biggest obstacle homeowners face when looking to fix or replace their roof is choosing the right person to do the job. A new house need to have the best people to do the work. But that doesn’t mean you should just choose the first contractor who knocks on their door. Finding a contractor who is trustworthy, honest, and professional may sound difficult but they are out there so get at least 3-4 Quotes
1. Get local referrals. There is less chance of potential issues or scams when you choose a contractor from your community. They are more familiar with local rules and code regulations and have a relationship with area crews and suppliers. Ask the neighbors that have new houses, or even roof repairs.
2. Look for manufacturer designations. Manufacturer designations are considered a badge of honor because the contractor must pass certain minimum requirements to be factory-certified. This depends on which country you are living as certified people are certified different.
3. Get an extensive warranty. Not all contractors can offer manufacturer warranties that include coverage of the contractor’s workmanship. If a contractor installs the roof incorrectly, it may take months or years for the damage to show up—and insurance won’t pay for it. If the contractor won’t fix it, so make sure the contractor gives you a warranty. As roofs are expensive to replace.
4. Be concerned about safety. A contractor without a training or safety program may not be the best person for your job. Do your research on the person doing the work. Check their safety record.
5. Check for proper licensing and insurance. The contractor should have insurance for all employees and subcontractors and be able to provide a copy of their insurance certificate for validation. Not having adequate insurance could lead to a lot of complications if anything was to happen while doing your roof.
6. Know your material choices. A contractor who does not offer you different shingle options is not looking out for your best interest. Ask him to show you samples of the material, the color and warranty.
ALL THAT IS LEFT NOW IS TO START YOUR DREAM HOME
Congratulations you have now got the everything ready for building your new home.
You picked the design of the roof, the material and the contractor.