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Tips To Help You In Your Home's Next Roof Replacement

by Dawn Henry

When it is time to replace your roof it is important to you that you can hire a professional who will complete the job in a timely manner to avoid damage to your home's exposed roof during the process and will install a new roof that will last for many years. But when you select your roof replacement, there is more to the decision than matching the shingles to your home or a color similar to the previous shingles, you should look at the environment and climate of your area and choose a professional with experience to do the work. Here are some tips to help you have the right roof installed for your home.

Consider the Climate

An important part of ordering a new roof relates to the climate you live in and the type of weather you will experience each year. The type of weather conditions your home is exposed to will have an affect on your roof, so your roof needs to be protected with specific barriers to prevent damage and destruction to your roof and home interior. 

For example, if you live in a northern climate that has a large amount of snow and ice in the winter, you need to plan for it. A snow and ice barrier below your shingles will stop any damage due to ice dam formation in the winter, and can protect the underlayers and roof decking from leaking. You might also want to install a roof in a darker color of shingle. This will help your roof stay warmer on its surface, which can help snow and ice melt off during winter.

If you live in a southern climate, a lighter-colored cooler roofing shingle is a good option. There are also shingles available that are coated with a special reflective layer to reflect the sun's radiation and keep your home interior cooler.

Look at Surrounding Environment

Another consideration when you are looking to replace your roof is to consider the area that surrounds your home and its impact that it will have on your roof. If there are a number of trees in your yard or surrounding your yard and home, this can put your roof at risk of damage from storms that blow branches on your shingles, for example. 

The more trees that shed leaves, twigs, and pine needs will increase the amount of debris that accumulates on your roof and into your rain gutters. Your rain gutters will need to be kept clean with regular cleaning maintenance. You might also look at installing gutter covers to keep debris from falling into them and becoming a problem. If your gutters get clogged up with debris, the rainfall cannot drain from your roof properly and will back up on your roof, causing rot, damage, and interior moisture leaks. Your roofing professional can advise you on the various types of gutters covers and how they would help you in your specific situation.

Contact a company like Par One Construction, Inc. for any of your roofing needs.