Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Synthetic And Slate Roofs Compared

by Edgar Cruz

It isn't hard to think of home remodels that you would like to invest in. However, it might be hard to think of how you are actually going to pay for all of these home remodels. Investing your home is generally smart because it helps to increase your property value. Of course, you need to think about what renovations are going to be the most worthwhile and cost effective for your budget. This article explains why replacing your roofing material is a costly but smart home renovation.

Synthetic Products

The cost of replacing your roof can be quite high, but it depends on what material you choose. Synthetic materials that are specifically designed for roofs in any climate are usually the most practical. There are natural materials that are well-suited to roofing, like slate and wood, but they don't have the energy efficiency and easy maintenance of synthetic products. Remember, these synthetic materials are designed in every way to stand up to all of the wear and tear that a roof receives.

Most synthetic materials have a finish, whether it is a print or texture to match the style of natural materials, particularly wood and stone. Many people are also attracted to synthetic roofing products because it gives them a chance to significantly increase the energy efficiency at their home. If your rood has an old, inefficient roofing material, upgrading to a synthetic material will also give you the chance to choose a product that has even more insulation. That is, you can buy a product with extra insulation to help battle the elements.

Slate is a Great Natural Alternative

If you want a natural material, slate is a great choice. It is a one of the most long lasting natural materials that is commonly used for roofing. It is also very easy to maintain. Once it is installed, you don't really need to worry about any sort of maintenance over the years.

It is unlikely that slate will crack because it is not susceptible to water damage and is resistant to exterior storm damage. You don't need to worry about termites on the actual slate tiles, and changing a loose tile is very simple. Basically, it is one of the easiest natural roofing materials to own.

Regardless of if you are going to sell your home, or stay there for many years, updating your roofing material has so many benefits that it is becoming a very popular home upgrade for those who can afford.


About Me

Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Wendy, and after traveling through many parts of the world as I worked on a degree in anthropology with a minor in architecture, I learned a lot. I saw how people took different approaches to the same issue (putting a roof on their home), but more importantly, I noticed how those approaches were dictated by the climate and culture in the area. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people in North America build roofs that are traditional rather than roofs that are the right fit for the climate. If you are interested in exploring the latter idea, I'm here to help. These posts look at the best way to get a roof that protects you from the elements. Explore, enjoy and send your friends over to my blog. Thanks!