Choosing What Type of Roof Has You Covered

by Kevin Smith Author

In some African countries, they construct the roof of a building before they build walls or anything else. The roof is so important that it is prioritized first, in case the money runs out before the building is completed! Fortunately, your home already has a roof, and all you have to do is take care of it. If you are looking at getting a new roof, there are several roofing materials in Atlanta and styles that you can choose from.

Multiple Use

Most of the time, the roof is just a roof. It does its job and that's it. It's an important job, but it fails to follow the engineering maxim of solving 3 or more problems. A green roof can change all of that. The best green roof is a garden. You might plant vegetables, fruits or a couple of small trees. Not only are you creating great insulation for inside the home, you are also growing your own food and finding a place to rest. Not all homes are able to hold a green roof, the weight just gets to be too much, but if you are ready to experience your house in a whole new light, you might check out your options.

If a green roof isn't going to work, you could use your roof to hold solar panels. Creating your own energy is a great way to lower bills and have more spending money at the end of the month.

Going Upscale

Choosing your roof may be dependent on its style. Some shingles look better than others. Some hold up better in your micro-climate. Wood shingles look beautiful and will last longer than ordinary shingles, but they are susceptible to moss and water damage. Metal or slate shingles look great, last a long time, but may face issues related to weight and cost. Either way, if you plan on being in the home a long time, a more expensive roof may help you avoid repair and replacement costs later on when you may be bringing in less money.

Of course, roofing materials in Atlanta can be as simple as asphalt shingles. These shingles are typically cheap and will last a long time. Some may be modified to provide better protection from the sun while still looking good on the home. They are what most home owners opt for when considering all of the choices in light of an established budget. 

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