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Denver Roofing: Article About Top Four Roofing Considerations

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When it is time to choose a new roof, there are four things that homeowners have to consider before they call a Denver roofing expert to start working on their new roof. Keeping these four aspects in mind will help homeowners find the perfect roof.

The first thing that homeowners need to consider is the roofing material. There are many materials that homeowners can choose from, such as clay, slate, wood and metal. The most popular is asphalt shingles, but this doesn't mean that it's the perfect material for every homeowner. Asphalt shingles hold up poorly in areas with high heat indexes or on homes that receive a lot of direct sunlight. Both high heat and UV rays break down the protective properties of asphalt shingles, making them age faster. Homeowners should talk to their roofing contractor to see if asphalt shingles are the right choice for them.

Another thing that homeowners should consider is style. While material is often the first thing that homeowners think about, style is just as important because it affects the curbside appeal of the house, which has an impact on its real value.

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Homeowners should also keep in mind that not all materials look good with the architectural style of a home. For example, clay tiles look best with Western and Spanish style homes. However, they might not look as good with Tudor or Colonial style homes.

Next, homeowners must consider the color of the material that they use. Nearly all roofing materials come in a variety of colors, but not all colors will match with a house. Homeowners should do their best to avoid roof colors that have heavy patterns if they live in a brick or stone house or the home will look too busy. Failure to keep color and style in mind when choosing a roofing material could result in less curbside appeal, effectively lowering the value of the home.

The last thing that homeowners need to consider is durability, which goes beyond how long a roofing material will last. Homeowners should think about the elements that their home is exposed to most often. For example, if the homeowners live in an area that receives a lot of sunshine and hot weather, they need to avoid asphalt and choose something cooler, such as clay titles, metal or slate. Homeowners who live in cold climates will do well to stay away from clay titles because they don't hold up as well in cold climates.

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