A high-quality roofing system dramatically enhances the aesthetics, functionality, and resale value of the property. Though roof replacement may not be a very glamorous home remodeling idea, it is one of the most beneficial ones. A carefully planned re-roofing project can also reduce your home maintenance expenses considerably. You must make well-thought-out decisions for upgrading your home roof, even if it is not something that you show off to your friends!
Here are some upgrades you can consider to provide your home with an elegant, robust, efficient, and long-lasting roofing system.
Choose high-quality roofing products
Roof replacement is not a job that you should skimp on. Putting your hard-earned money in top-grade roofing products turns out to be economical in the long run. Asphalt shingles and slate tiles are two popular options for home roofs. Opt for products from market-leading manufacturers like GAF to be sure of receiving excellent ROI from the roof upgrade.
Opt for synthetic underlayment
If you want your roof to last longer and have minimal risk of water/moisture damage, get synthetic underlayment placed under the shingles. Thinner than the conventional felt underlayment, the synthetic alternative also gives the roofing system a more sleek and polished look.
Invest in an efficient, easy-to-maintain rain gutter
Re-roofing is a good time to look at the rain gutters installed in your home. If you have not yet invested in a gutter system, make sure to rectify this mistake and secure the property against water damage from roof runoff after rains or snowfall. In case roof gutters already in place are worn-out or damaged, do not hesitate to get them replaced with new high-performing gutters with an effective gutter guard solution to minimize gutter cleaning and maintenance hassles.
Improve roof ventilation
Have the roofers install ridge, soffit, and gable vents across the roof of your home. These vents allow air movement under the shingles and to/from the attic. A properly ventilated roof prevents shingle damage due to moisture buildup. Meanwhile, adequate attic ventilation ensures better indoor comfort without additional burden on the cooling system.
Get an airtight chimney cap installed
Metal and masonry chimney caps are primarily designed to keep rain, birds, and critters out of the chimney. Spring-activated airtight chimney caps offer an additional benefit of energy (and money) savings by preventing air transfers in/out of the house. You can ask the roofing contractor to install an airtight chimney cap while the re-roofing is done.
Get eave flashing installed
Installation of eave flashing is another excellent idea when a roof replacement project is planned for your property. These are peel-and-stick bituminous membranes that form a watertight seal over vulnerable areas of the roof such as eaves, valleys, and around the dormers and skylights.
Use these roof upgrade ideas for improving the curb appeal, security, structural strength, and value of your home or commercial property. Hire the experts at Tedrick’s Roofing for roof replacement in the Auburn, WA area, and be sure of getting optimal returns on your investment. We are available at (206) 222-3150.