Building A She Shed? Tips For Choosing a Roof

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If your husband took over the den, made himself a man cave, and forced you to build yourself a she shed so you have your own space, then you need to decide if you want to roof it with asphalt shingles or metal panels. Since both metal and asphalt roofs have their own pros and cons, here is some information to help you make the right decision:

The Positive Aspects of Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles have been used as a roofing material all over the United States for decades. Asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive when compared to other roofing material options and thanks to their popularity, they are cheaper to install than more complicated tile or metal roofs. 

In addition to being available at a lower cost, asphalt shingles are also sold in a wide variety of colors and styles to match any home's design.

The Positive Aspects of Metal Roofing Panels

Metal roofing panels are a lightweight roofing option that creates a durable roof that is resistant to fire damage, wind damage, insect damage, and fungal growth. In addition, roofs made of metal panels will not lose shingles in storms, so they last longer and require less maintenance than their asphalt counterparts.

The Negative Aspects of Asphalt Shingles

Though asphalt shingle roofs are less expensive to install and are made with less costly materials, they absolutely have a shorter lifespan than metal roofs. In addition, asphalt shingle roofs do not perform well in areas with excessive snow or wind.

The Negative Aspects of Metal Roofing Panels

While metal roofs will last for nearly as long as a home continues to stand, they do come with higher material and installation costs. In addition, there are some styles of structures where a metal roof just doesn't look right. For example, if your she shed is going to have a classic craftsman or colonial style, then it will look strange with a metal roof.

A Final Note

Whether you choose asphalt shingles or metal panels for your new she shed's roof, you should consider having the roof installed by a roof installation professional. Putting on the panels or shingles themselves is typically the easiest part of installing a roof, but getting the underlayment and waterproofing correct is vital to preventing future leaks, so it's wise to hire out. Unless you have experience installing a roof, this is one job that's best left to the professionals.

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20 August 2018

Keeping Your Home Dry

Has your home recently began to leak? Perhaps, you had to put a bucket under a leak in your kitchen the last time it rained at your house. If you can relate to this uncomfortable situation, consider talking with a professional roofer in your part of the country. An experienced roofer can examine your roof. Once this individual ascertains the state of your roof, he or she might recommend you repair it or replace it. If you decide to replace your existing roof, you’ll need to figure out if you want your roofer to install something similar to what you currently have or put up something drastically different. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most popular types of roofs roofers install on homes today. Enjoy!