A home is more than just the physical aspects of a house. There are stories tied to each room, and a history that gets richer as the years go on. When you’ve lived in your home for a while, your love for it makes it easy to lose sight of any disrepair the house might be in. Let that disrepair go on too long, and you may have a problem on your hands. To avoid that, a little bit of revitalization may be in order. So what should you focus on? As professional roofers, we can offer a bit of advice for that certain essential part of your structure.
If the day ever comes when you need to put your house on the market, drawing in potential buyers is a must. The more prepared you are at the start of the process, the better. This is something to consider if you’re getting a new roof today. True, you should base your decision on your personal preferences, but a true forward thinker will also consider what the future may hold. You may want vibrant colors and uncommon materials, but that may cause a headache for your future realtor and, in turn, you.
Instead, we recommend selecting materials that pair well with the other colors on your house. The neutrals and dark grays of traditional shingles are considered classics for good reason. Also, consider how visible any cosmetic damage may be on lighter colors, should you go that route.
Green energy is getting more popular every year, which is why you’re seeing more and more houses with solar panels on their rooftops. While the initial cost of these energy producers may take you off guard, good solar panels make up for that over time. It’s an investment, but it pays off.
In what amounts to a happy coincidence, solar panels are typically close in color to the dark blues you’ll find on many modern homes. While they’re not camouflaged, they don’t stick out like a sore thumb. They look right at home!
Time for New Gutters?
When you’re replacing your roof, it’s easy to forget that your gutters are extensions of it. For many homeowners, keeping them clean is a constant battle, and one that’s easy to lose. That’s why it may be necessary to install new gutters altogether, whether they’re damaged or simply not big enough to handle the water that would come with a heavy rain. If you live in a wooded area, you may consider covered gutters that prevent leaves getting in and clogging them up.
Let’s say your gutters are clogged or otherwise unable to handle large amounts of rain. At this point, they’ll only direct a small portion of the rainwater where it’s supposed to go. The rest of it will overflow and fall out from any number of areas. This can cause water to pool in unwanted areas at the base of your home, potentially causing leaks. It could even get into your siding and damage it from the inside.
If you’ve decided your house needs a bit of a makeover, don’t ignore the roof. You deserve the best roof possible over your head, and that can only be installed right by trusted professionals. Get in touch with us, and we’ll provide the guidance, supplies, and service to fully refresh your roof!