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Different Types of Roofing Don't Fit Every Building Style

by Kevin Smith Author

Your building has a certain type of style. You want your roofing choices to fit that style. Roofing services in Sandy Springs can help you find the right roof for your home or business. Of course, you want to know what choices are available. Whether you want to go green or have a severely limited budget, read on to find out what choice might be best for your building's roof. 

Green Roofs

Depending on what color green you are going for, you could convert your roof to a truly green oasis. If your building is structurally sound, you could have a garden installed on top, creating a place for you to enjoy that also removes pollutants from the air. It will also create oxygen and insulate your home, resulting in lower energy bills. 

Most of the time, a garden rooftop is too much change for people. Often, the building cannot support the added weight. Fortunately, almost every building is capable of having solar panels installed on the roof. If you like to get free energy, there is no better source than the sun, and many states have a buyback requirement that could help you save even more money on your energy bills!

Other Alternatives

Of course, green roofs of any type are going to be the most expensive, at least initially, to install. They may require modification of your current roof and building, and that can put those options out of the price range for people on a budget. If you are looking at new shingles, you need to consider your building's style. Red slate roofs are long lasting, but expensive. If you know you are going to be in the home for more than a decade, they might be worth the investment. Stone shingles are beautiful and durable.

Some people would like to have wood shingles. Cedar is popular because of its natural resistance to bugs. However, your climate may make wood shingles a less than ideal choice. Water may cause shingles to expand and crack while providing the right environment for moss to grow.

For those who are going to be in the home for less time, asphalt shingles are inexpensive and do the job well. They work for almost every building type. Regardless of your roofing preferences, roofing services in Sandy Springs should be able to help you find the right fit for your home and your budget.

 

 

 


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