The style of your roof can be as unique as your home. When trying to understand your roof or looking to replace your roof, it is important to know the different styles that roofs often come in. Most often the styles available are dependent on the climate you live in.
There are many different styles of roof that you can turn to depending on your climate. Colder climates may turn to an atypical tin roof whereas warm climates may turn towards a flat roof style. Not only is their a difference in the style of roof and materials used, but also in color chosen.
In warmer climates, having a lighter color (not black) roof will make it so that your house stays cooler and doesn’t absorb so much heat.
If you are going to spend the money to get your roof redone, you may as well go a bit further to make it so that your roof becomes a desirable feature within your home.
This can work to increase your property value and draw more excitement into your home. The roof of your home is a largely underused space but when handled correctly can turn into a focal point.
If you are looking to stay semi-traditional but don’t want to look like your neighbors, wood shingles are an excellent option. These can add a flair to your home without costing loads of money or extra time to install.
They will protect your home and cost roughly the same to install. Wood shingles also have a drastic positive effect on the value of your home, something to consider if you are thinking about selling your home.
In the last few years people have become more environmentally conscious. Green roofs are a product of this. Essentially this is a flat roof that has grass and plants growing on it. It has a waterproof, reinforced base which allows the roof to retain water and dirt for the plants to grow.
When compared to a regular shingled roof green roofs are better insulators. They keep your home colder in the summer and warmer in the winter. Also, you will notice less noise inside your home as they insulate against noise pollution. This also allows you to grow a garden and patio on your roof.
Continuing with the green theme solar panels are taking over. The years have been kind to this roofing addition and the prices have dropped dramatically.
If your home receives a lot of sunlight throughout the year it may be a good idea to look into solar power. Yes there is a high initial cost but switching can actually end up making you money down the road.
Build a Living Space
If your building code allows it a rooftop patio is a great way to not only increase value of your home, but also add more usable square footage. This is an excellent option if you are living in the city or have a smaller home.
Your roof doesn’t have to be the same mundane area that it is in so many houses. Paying a bit more attention to give your roof new life can work to drastically increase your houses property value and appeal.
Have you incorporated one of these roofing styles into your home? Let us know how you like it in the comment section below.