Choosing the Right Roof

imagesWhat’s the right roof for your home? It’s a question we have to ask ourselves before we begin a major investment in a roofing project. Niagara This Week seeks to make the decision process a little easier with a new article titled “How to choose the right roof for your home.”

According to the author, “You may be wondering what the right materials are you. That’s all a matter of roof design, budget, and preference. Fiberglass laminate shingles have a layer of synthetic material — glass fibre. This layer of glass fibre makes fibreglass shingles absorb less moisture and be more heat resistant than other products. Most homeowners go with this option as a solution for a poorly vented roof. They’re also more fire-resistant and thicker than asphalt shingles. Asphalt is the most inexpensive option, which makes them the most popular on the market.”

Another option is going with a cedar shake roof. A historic house in Illinois has made this choice as it gets set to reopen. Mary Cooley of the Belleville News-Democrat writes, “The official reopening will have to wait for inspections, but you can see the work to the Benjamin Stephenson House before that from South Buchanan Street. The Federalist-style house has a new cedar-shake roof recently completed by Taylor Roofing of Belleville. The $48,000 job was largely funded by a Parks Enhancement Project grant from Madison County. The Friends of the Stephenson House raised $8,000 to make up the complete cost. ‘Without this support, the house’s antique treasures would have been endangered,’ Carol Wetzel, a founding member of the Friends, said in a news release. The roof was last replaced in 2001, but the staples failed over time. That failure has a bit of history of its own, said Lynn Warren, of Henderson Architects.”

If you’re looking for a cedar shake roof for your home, your best bet is to go with the experienced roofers at Platinum Exteriors NW. We understand the many aspects of weight tolerance overall installation protocol. Our roofers have over 20 years of experience installing quality roofing on homes in this region. Also, we are up to date on green building, modern technology, building codes, ventilation requirements and ratio of air transmission. Finally, Platinum Exteriors is also an expert in construction defect repair, and water intrusion repair. We tailor our process of installing every roofing project to the requirements of the work and the products selected.

Whatever roofing needs you might have, you can’t go wrong with Platinum Exteriors NW!

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