Lowcountry Roofing: Experienced Summerville SC Roofer
If your roof is old and requires a lot of repair, it may save money and time to perform a full replacement. A full roof replacement is a major commitment to make compared to other household improvements. Although do-it-yourself projects save money, always hire a skilled Summerville roofing expert for the best installation of new materials. Cutting corners to complete the job yourself can significantly compromise the quality of protection and end up a mess down the road.
All roof types have advantages and disadvantages to consider before deciding how to move forward. A lot of older homes feature asphalt roofing because it is an inexpensive option and maintenance is simple. It does not add much in terms of curb appeal, nor does it do much more than protect the home from water. Dark asphalt retains solar heat that can lead to blistering if moisture becomes trapped underneath the shingles. Another disadvantage to absorbing heat is that touching the surface in the heat of the day can cause burns during regular debris clearing. A full replacement can last up to 30 years making the inexpensive job a lengthy burden if it becomes too much of a hassle for the homeowner.
Wooden shingles are a bit more expensive than asphalt, but it has more of an advantage to the home.