Creating A Great Construction Environment

About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.

Roofing Innovations And Trends To Consider Bringing Home

Construction & Contractors Blog

Investing in updates for your existing roof is a great way to improve the look and value of your home, as well as give you a worry-free installation that can replace a failing structure. And making a decision for a roof on a new home can mean the difference between giving your home presence and letting it blend in with the crowd. So whether you want to improve an existing aesthetic or get a durable and easy-to maintain result, there are a few roofing trends that are worth considering for your home.

Materials That Make A Difference

Innovations in materials for roofing have made a huge difference in the look and longevity of residential installations. New materials enhance texture, provide tones, and provide a beautiful look for a longer lifespan than traditional roofing options. So if you're in the market for a roofing upgrade, consider a couple of options that will impress:

  • Designer Asphalt: Asphalt shingles are a popular and affordable option because they are easy to install and more affordable than tiles, slate, or metal.  But designer asphalt has taken regular tab-style shingles, and dressed them up a notch. Designer asphalt shingles install the same way as traditional ones, but come in a variety of colors and offer rows with different spacing. Because of the spacing and size differences within rows, the effect on a finished roof looks thickly textured with increased depth and variety.
  • Standing Seam: Standing seam metal, though more expensive than asphalt, is a frontrunner when it comes to roofing. Standing seam metal roofs can last up to 50 years when correctly installed by a professional, and they can withstand even the harshest environmental conditions. Standing seam roofs give homeowners color options too, with a polyvinylidene fluoride resin coating that's low-maintenance and looks beautiful for the lifespan of the roof.

Steeper Styles

Steeper styles of roofs are becoming a trend for both new structures and old ones. Just like fashion styles, changing aspects of your residential facade can provide you with an outlet for expression and creating a presence. A steeper pitch changes the look of your entire house with elongation, instead of just color, siding, or accent updates. Changing the style of your roof can mean paying more for structural changes though, and it can also leave an existing home vulnerable to exposure during the period of reconstruction.

Extended Warranties

With upgrades and advances in roofing technologies come increased options for manufacturing warranties. Manufacturer's warranties may seem like an unnecessary expenditure, but they are often worth the extra investment, as some guarantees will cover the full lifespan of the material.

Newer materials can be expensive when compared to traditional roofing options. But investing in new materials and warranty options will offer you a result that is contemporary, durable, and covered for an exact amount of time. New installations and warranties can be difficult to afford up front, which may deter you from choosing to invest in a better product. If you find an initial quote to be too high on the new roof you're looking for, consider opting for financing to get the best quality from your investment. For more information, talk to a company like Cottrell Bros.


18 February 2015