The exterior of your home plays an important role in its value and curb appeal. While many homeowners think about updating the siding or landscaping of their homes, few consider how their roofs factor into the curb appeal equation. According to Better Homes and Gardens’ real estate experts, the roof critically affects how visitors or potential buyers perceive your home, accounting for up to 40 percent of its curb appeal.
Since roofing makes up such a large percentage of a home’s exterior appeal, a new roof can provide an excellent return on investment. Experts report that the average homeowner will receive a 67 percent return on investment after installing an attractive new roof. Consult your local roofing experts for advice on a roofing material, color, and style that will best complement your home.
About Exteriors of Distinction: Serving commercial and residential clients throughout the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, Exteriors of Distinction specializes in installing top-of-the-line metal roofing systems. The company’s beautiful Country Manor Shake and ClickLock systems are sure to boost your home’s curb appeal.
An extremely attractive alternative to asphalt or fiberglass shingled roofs, metal roofing offers numerous additional advantages. Metals roofs can last a lifetime. Highly resistant to such elements as wind, hail, and snow, metal roofs are also fire resistant. Indeed, some insurance companies reduce premiums for homeowners with metal roofing.
Metals roofs require very little maintenance. Thanks to protective metallic and polymer coatings, metal roofing products are resistant to rust and color fade. Additionally, metal roofs never rot, crack, or warp.
Metal roofs are energy efficient. While many people think that metal roofs increase the temperature of a home, metal roofs are actually greener than many other roofing options. Thanks to their high heat reflectivity, these roofs reflect heat out in the summer and reflect it back into the building in the winter. Homeowners with metal roofs can expect significant decreases in heating and air conditioning costs.
About Exteriors of Distinction: Known for its beautiful, long-lasting metal roofing systems, Exteriors of Distinction uses high-quality, lightweight aluminum and alloy for its Country Manor Shake and ClickLock roofing systems. For more information on the company’s roof offerings and dedication to customer service, please visit AllentownMetalRoofing.com.
Fires can cause some of the most extensive and expensive damage to homes and businesses. Luckily, the right type of roofing can greatly reduce a building’s flammability and, in some cases, the cost of fire insurance.
While tile roofing is generally considered flame resistant, it has the distinct disadvantage of being very heavy. When a house with tile roofing catches fire, the risk of a cave in is significant, and firefighters are actually trained not to enter burning houses roofed with tile because of that danger.
Metal roofs, on the other hand, are both fire resistant and lightweight enough to prevent fire-related collapses. In addition, many metal roofs are designed to resist hail, high winds, and even some tornadoes. To achieve maximum fire resistance with metal roofs, homeowners should be sure to choose roof-framing materials that resist or help prevent fires. Traditional wood frames are highly flammable, but many composite building materials are designed to resist flames more effectively.
About the author: Lehigh Valley roofing company Exteriors of Distinction offers Country Manor Shake among its lightweight, fireproof metal roofing products. Based in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, Exteriors of Distinction has repeatedly earned Shining Star awards from Classic Metal Roofing Systems.
Dedicated to promoting the policies that make homebuilding a national priority, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) counts 140,000 members and their employees among its ranks, and it offers its members a significant list of benefits.
Firstly, by becoming a member, homebuilders are entered into a network of other professionals who share the same interests. At no other time is this more apparent than at the annual NAHB International Builders Show, when roughly 50,000 homebuilders get together to network and discuss the latest news and advancements in homebuilding.
Further, the organization’s advocacy team works with lawmakers to uphold the interests of NAHB. By joining NAHB, its members take an active role in shaping the legislature surrounding home building.
Finally, the discounts furnished by NAHB provide an economical reason for joining. For instance, NAHB offers discounts on office supplies, books, rental cars, and building supplies. For a complete list of discounts, visit www.nahb.org.
About Exteriors of Distinction: A member of NAHB for over 20 years, Exteriors of Distinction supplies aluminum roofing products, including Country Manor Shake and ClickLock Premium Standing Seam.
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