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Residential Metal Roofing: Is It Right for Me?

When the contractor delivered the sad news that my roof needed replacing, that led to a discussion of material choices. I was surprised to hear that metal roofing was an option. Sure, it was fine for commercial buildings, but a home? My contractor told me that metal is used for homes more than people realize. The panels can be designed to look like just about any type of roofing you can imagine. After looking at some samples and finding out about the long life of metal roofs, I decided to give it a try. Fifteen years later, my roof is still in great shape. If you are facing a roof replacement in the near future, let me tell you more about metal roofing. I'm betting that you'll decide this solution is right for your home.

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Residential Metal Roofing: Is It Right for Me?


Why You Might Want Synthetic Underlayment With Your Roof Replacement

When you have your roof replaced, the contractor will probably replace the underlayment too. If your roof is old, it might have felt underlayment that often wears out faster than the shingles, and that means new underlayment is needed. There are other options than felt to choose from. Some types of synthetic underlayment can last twice as long as felt, and that provides extra protection against leaks as your roof ages.

Why You Should Hire A Roofing Contractor To Fix Or Replace Your Roof

Upgrading your roof is one of the most important ways to improve your home. A well-fitted roof provides shelter from snowflakes, rainwater, wreckage, and frost. It also improves your house value and adds to the curb appeal. Property professionals recommend working with a roofing contractor to fix or re-roof your home. This is because re-roofing on your own or hiring anyone for the task could be dangerous and could lead to accidents.