Renovating Houses Means Choosing Roofing Media & Replacement Windows


One of the most satisfying accomplishments from a construction standpoint has to be a successful renovation project, particularly one involving a home that basically has good “bones” but just needs a lot of cosmetic work done. We love taking that older home that was once the pride of the neighborhood and turning back into something to be proud of, maybe even an award winner. These homes usually need a new roof so that means choosing from many options in roofing media, new siding or paint, and replacement windows to help make them shine once again.

So many options in roofing media

The decision on roofing media involves choosing among many different materials and styles because today’s roofing offers many options. There is metal roofing which comes in aluminum, copper, and steel and is very lightweight in comparison to asphalt or tile. While metal is somewhat more expensive initially it lasts a long time and will lower both cooling and heating cost because of its reflective qualities. Properly installed a metal roof can last fifty years or longer and the warranty that comes with it will reflect that. Asphalt, clay, tile, or shake shingle, slate, and concrete are among other roofing media choices and each has proven value and durability so it comes down to what is most appealing and affordable for the renovation project.

It has what they call “curb appeal”

When you make the right decisions on a renovation project that house will have curb appeal and that is what draws the eyes of potential buyers to your project. Attractive roofing media, siding (or fresh paint), appealing replacement windows, and new fascia and soffits will prove aesthetically appealing to many who drive by the newly renovated house.

Practical windows can also be attractive

Selecting replacement windows means choosing from a wide variety of brands, materials, and styles. Depending on your location you may wish to select from a single paned glass window or a double insulated type that holds in the heat in winter. The old fashioned storm windows have been replaced by these attractive new insulated models that perform double duty. The insulated windows come in two or even three pane styles with the better replacement windows having argon or some other inert gas sealed between the panes, making a very effective insulating window. Your replacement windows come in a wide assortment of style including casement, single hung, double hung, horizontal gliding, and bay. The frame of these windows may be made of vinyl, metal, wood, metal clad, or vinyl clad. Many of these never require painting.

Remodeling for the future

Adding a roof or new windows makes for a valuable upgrade to your existing home or renovation project that is often tax deductible as well. Choose your roofing media and replacement windows wisely as they will be there to serve you for many years to come. They not only make the house you live in (or plan to sell) far more attractive and appealing, they also insulate and protect your home from the ravages of the outside environment.


Source by River C.