A roof is a major component of any home. Not only does it provide protection to your family, furniture and property, it also can be used to highlight a home’s style. All types of roofs require cleaning, maintenance, and eventually replacement. Why not consider a roof that could save you money during installation and over the roof’s lifetime? Roofing designs, technologies, installation methods and materials are evolving to provide longer, better functionality to homeowners.
According to The Solar Digest, there are several ways that installing solar panels on your home can save you money. Of course, the most obvious way is through reduced energy costs. Using the electrical energy that your panels generate will help you reduce payments to the utility company and avoid surcharges for high-demand season, and if you have excess energy, you can sell it. Furthermore, panels can increase the value of your home, so even if you sell your home, the buyer could be willing to pay more for the home in anticipation of lower energy costs in the future. Plus, the government, utility companies and installers often offer incentives to homeowners for setting up rooftop panels on their homes.
Many homeowners do not consider a metal roof for their home. Metal has been viewed as a roofing material for industrial purposes. However, metal roofing has been getting a second look and is now included on a list of green roofing options. According to Absolute Steel, metal roofs have the benefit of being energy efficient year-round. In fact, they could save a family up to 35 percent on their energy costs. Plus, many metal roofs are built to last for fifty years or longer and come with a warranty to back that claim.
If you are building a new home, remodeling, flipping a new house, or adding onto an existing home, you can achieve cost savings with a flat versus a pitched roof. Through lower material and labor costs, a non-pitched roof can save you money. Additional considerations are local building codes, homeowners’ association rules and the amount of rain and snow fall in your location. Even with the requirement of a waterproof membrane, a flat roof can save a homeowner thousands of dollars over a traditional pitched roof.
Talk with a trusted, experienced roofing professional when you need a new roof or a roof replacement. They will know the local building codes and what styles and materials work and maintain value in your market area.