The roof replacement for your home is a necessary investment. This is also an opportunity to improve your home with changes and improvements. Since your roof has to be replaced, you want to take advantage of the work that is being done. The following improvements for your roof replacement will help you invest in your home.
The Existing Roof Design
Start your project by evaluating the existing roof design. Take overhead pictures to draw a diagram of the existing roof. This drawing can then be used to identify problem areas and make changes to the roof. You can draw the existing roof and then add changes and improvements that you want to have done when the shingles are replaced.
Adding Roofed Areas to the Design
There are areas where you may want to add to your roof. Roof coverings can be used for various custom features for your home. Additions to the roof structure that you may want to plan include:
- Front entrance designs to enhance curb appeal
- Extended eaves to protect against foundation problems
- Covered porches and enclosures to add to outdoor living spaces
Features like porches can customize the design of your home. You may want to enclose these areas or add custom woodwork finishes to personalize the design of your project.
Energy Improvements for Your Roof
When replacing your shingles, there are more options for energy improvements than just the roofing materials you use. There are options to add renewable energy and features that improve the energy design of your home. Energy improvements that you may want to add to your roof replacement include:
- Skylights and dormer windows to add natural light to your home
- Integrated solar energy to add renewable resources to your roof design
- Roofing materials that help improve efficiency and reduce energy loss
Features like dormer windows can add light to the interior of your home. They can also give your home custom features that you want for a personalized design.
Choosing Durable Roofing for the Replacement
As you replace your asphalt shingles, you have a lot of choices for durable alternatives. Today, there are materials that can replace asphalt shingles or wood shakes. For example:
- Metal roofing is durable and long lasting.
- Cool roofing with lighter colored materials to reflect heat
- Durable synthetic roofing that provides a better thermal barrier
In addition to these roofing materials, consider updating the underlayment and adding insulation to the roof. These improvements will help protect roofing materials and make your home more efficient.
The improvements you invest in for a roof replacement can give you more value with the right planning. Contact a roof replacement service to start planning the changes and improvements that will add value to your investment.