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Roofing Trends to Watch

Take a peek at the following roofing trends and get inspired to take your shingles from drab to fab.

Green Roofs

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Wood and turf.

Making their way from Europe, living rooms have sprouted in many trendy cities through the United States. After installing a waterproof membrane, roof designers work with the structure of the home to design a drainage system that will properly funnel and feed the root systems of the plants.

These lovely green roofs offer those with limited space the ability to tend to a garden or grow the wildflower field of their dreams. However pretty they might be, living roofs tend to best suited for flat roofs and city dwellings where their uniquity is appreciated.

Glass Roofs

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In addition to solar panels, solar shingles are yet another option for generating power at your property. Charged by the sun, solar shingles and solar panels are consistently improving in their technology and can save homeowners quite a bit of money after their initial investment. Depending on where you live, some cities offer incentives for installing an environmentally friendly roof.

Metal Roofs

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Who doesn’t love the sound of hard rain falling on a tin roof? It’s no wonder that metal roofs are making a strong comeback. Since metal roofs are recyclable they make an environmentally-friendly option, not to mention metal roofs are easy to clean and are more durable than traditional asphalt shingles. (And, some are pink!) Bonus.

Colored Roofs

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Lisa Bailey – Stylist

 

Here comes the fun. Gone are the days that roofs are bland and neutral. Today’s modern homeowners have pushed the envelope and taken their design inspirations through the roof. Tile and shingle manufacturers have expanded their spectrum of hues to include fashion colors that are sure to turn heads. Tin roofs are already available in a wealth of colors, providing endless design and color scheming possibilities.

Designer Shingles

Fashion colors aside, shingle manufacturers are now offering a variety of different types of shingles that can add textural charm to the exterior, provide stronger durability that can prevent costly storm damage replacement and repairs, reduce mold and algae formation, as well as provide a cost-efficient alternative to dressing your home. Have you always loved the look of a cedar shake roof but the price was an issue? Today’s shingles have designer effects that can take you back into time while keeping you on budget.

Ready to talk shingles? Contact Heritage Construction today to book a free roof inspection, and we’ll help you determine what roof style is best for you  Unlike trends that come and go..we’re committed to our roofs for life.

 

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5 Reasons Your Roof Needs Fall Maintenance

Temperatures are cooling off and that means football, pumpkin lattes, and long weekends spent nestled indoors relaxingNot so fast. As the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, you’ll need to plan ahead and maintain the integrity of your roof before the blustery winter winds and storms come.

These are the 5 reasons it’s time to fall in love with your roof this season and prepare your home or commercial property for what lies ahead.

(Because there’s always something!)

5 Reasons Your Roof Needs Some Love in the Autumn

Assess Seasonal Damage

Spring and summer can wreak havoc on your roof thanks to heavy wind and rainstorms. If you haven’t been up on the roof since you hung the lights at Christmas, who knows what shape it’s been in since. Whether it’s debris that’s busy composting on your shingles or the discovery of unsealed cracks that will allow the pests in, it’s better to check out potential seasonal damage and make repairs before those repairs end up costing more.

It’s Cooler

By the time autumn rolls around most everyone is ready for a break from the heat, including professional roof contractors. Fall is the perfect time to install new roof shingles because the cooler temps are ideal for the thermal sealing of asphalt shingle installation. When Old Man Winter knocks on the door, your shingles will be firmly set.

Improved Insulation

If you want to optimize your home and ensure it is energy efficient, autumn roof repair can help you save money by adding better insulation to your home. That means when you start kicking on the thermostat to heat things up, your money won’t go through the roof. (Get it?)

Brittle Shingles Break

Working with dried out and brittle shingles is no pleasant task. Instead of using nail guns to affix shingles to the roof, professionals often have to hammer down the shingles and this means more time, more money, more waste, and even a bigger headache for anyone paying for or working with shingles in cold temperatures. Stop the insanity and get those shingles installed when the time and weather conditions are ideal for preventing shingle breakage.

Storms Are Coming

Depending on your region you can expect winter storms are coming. Whether it be heavy rains, wind or snowfall, roof damage is even more likely to occur if yours has pre-existing conditions that need maintenance. By tending to these problems now you can prevent the additional expense of roof repairs from winter damage. Who really wants a leaky roof in the middle of a hailstorm?

Schedule a Free Roof Inspection

Still not sure you need fall roof maintenance? Don’t rule it out. These 5 reasons you need roof maintenance are more than enough to prove fall is the right time to prepare your home for the colder days ahead. Schedule a free roof inspection today and don’t delay. Contact Heritage Construction for all your roofing needs and repairs, and hey…take a break. We got this! (Don’t forget the latte.)