My Love of Remodeling

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My Love of Remodeling

Hello I'm Risa Lee. When my husband and I bought our first home, it was with the intention of doing some major remodeling. We liked the basic floor plan, and it was cheap, but other than that, nothing was right about the house. It took us a while to get started because neither of us had the time or the knowledge. Finally, there was a summer when he had a three-week vacation. Instead of going on a trip, we used our time and money to finally get started on our remodel. To our surprise, we both fell in love with amateur construction! We have since bought and remodeled a few other homes because we love it so much. We're in no way professionals, but please feel free to join in our love and experience in basic construction. Maybe you will learn something!


Three Synthetic Choices To Replace Asphalt Shingles And Change The Appearance Of Roofing

Asphalt shingles will eventually become worn and need to be replaced. When this happens, there are a few choices to replace the roofing. This can be done with new asphalt products or synthetic materials that are light weight and designed to be used for asphalt shingle replacements. Here are some of the choices you may want to consider to replace your asphalt roofing:

1. Synthetic Slate For The Look Of Stone Without The Weight

Slate roofs are made of a stone materials, which can be too heavy for the light construction of roofs with asphalt shingles. There are synthetic slate materials that can be used to give your home the look of a real slate roof. These materials not only have the benefit of being light weight, as well as being very durable because they are often made out of recycled rubber materials.

2. Composite Shake Roofing Products That Are Fire Resistant

Shake materials can also be a good solution to replace your asphalt shingles. In some areas, though, using real wood may be prohibited due to the fire risk. Synthetic shakes offer you an option for a more fire resistant roofing material. These can be made out of recycled plastics and rubber, which can also be a green roofing choice for your home. In addition, synthetic shake materials will also be resistant to fungus and water problems that are common with many wood shake materials.

3. Using Synthetic Roofing Materials To Give Your Home The Look Of Tile

If you want to have the look of tile on your home, there are also many options for synthetic roofing tile materials. These can be made from plastics and rubber, as well as metal roofing tiles with a textured finish. If you need a light weight roofing solution, the synthetic tiles can be a good choice for your home. They are also a very durable material that will not crack or break like real clay tiles.  The cost of installing synthetic tiles can also be less than using the real thing, which can save you money when replacing your roof.

These are some of the options that you may want to consider to replace your asphalt shingles with newer synthetic roofing materials. If you are ready to have a new roof installed on your home, contact a roofing service, like Peacock Roofing, and talk with them about using one of these materials for the new roof on your home.