Whether building a new house or are only replacing old roofing, homeowners need to take the time to consider which material is best for the home. Although construction companies can recommend a good material to use, it helps if the owner knows a thing or two about it. Besides, replacing an existing material with a new version of the same type of roof is not necessarily the best way to go about it. This is because doing so might cause the owner to miss the chance of upgrading the look and functionality of their house’s roofing.
Here are a few considerations to help homemakers make informed decisions when it comes to choosing roofing materials:
- WEATHER BARRIER
This is an extremely important factor to consider, as the roof is the only barrier between the homeowners and the rain and other elements. Hence, it’s only right that the right roofing material used by the construction company in Phuket ensures reliability, security and most of all, a strong barrier against the weather. All that depends on the climate, shape and orientation of the home’s roof.
How long will the roofing materials last? Since it will be expensive to replace an entire roof, it’s important that roofing supply lasts for a long time while holding up against extreme weather conditions and other natural disasters.
- ROOF SLOPE
To narrow down choices in an instant, it’s crucial to consider the slope of the roof’s surface, which is the number of inches it rises for every 12 inches of horizontal run. This can eliminate the possible of some of the roofing materials available in the market nowadays, especially if the slope is low.
The appearance of the roof will usually have a dramatic effect to a home’s overall appeal. That is why its texture, type and color should complement the home’s exterior finish and style. This doesn’t mean though that the general contractor sticks with the original material. There are new products that are designed to look like original materials. For example, fiber cement shingles now look like slate or wood, while metal and concrete may pass for tile or wood.
Another factor that homeowners and residential construction companies in Phuket need to consider when replacing roofing materials is local building code. It’s also important to note whether the type of roofing to use is allowed by the local government or not. This is to ensure that no zoning regulations are not violated.