October 22, 2019 4:28 pm Updates On Old Classics Help You Build To Last
By Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing
When you’re building or remodeling your home, you’re constantly weighing cost and quality in your building choices. Some classic choices, like hardwood flooring, might seem like an unnecessary luxury when modern manufacturing has produced such a range of durable and attractive alternatives. But sometimes the old classics are worth a second look. Here are a few tips on how you can build a quality home with these ever-lasting materials.
If you have an eye on durability, you have probably already considered the benefits of stone, brick, or cement fiber siding instead of more vulnerable vinyl or wood options. Masonry or cement fiber can withstand the elements in addition to providing great-looking, classic style. But since metal roofs have historically been associated more with barns than with classic home styles, you might be surprised to learn how modern manufacturing has added to your durable roofing options.
Roofs are complex systems – there’s a lot more going on than just what meets the eye. By the time you notice something is wrong, you might have significant damage under the surface.
But metal roofing materials are almost like armor for your roof structure, protecting your home’s more vulnerable parts like its trusses or rafters, joists, and sheathing. Metal sheds water and snow quickly, and debris like leaves and branches can be easily removed, so there’s less risk of damage from water pooling and seeping through. Metal roofs are also more resistant to fire and wind than many other materials, so your home can better withstand extreme conditions. The top surfaces of walls are particularly vulnerable to damage from water, so if you’re remodeling or adding on to your home, metal fabricators who specialize in roofing materials can help you protect these areas with prefabricated or custom coping, flashing, or fascia. Even if your metal roof is damaged by severe weather, metal building materials under the surface can help minimize structural damage to the rest of your home by keeping wind and rain out. If you build a quality home with these ever-lasting materials, you can sleep better at night, even in the worst weather.
Olivieri Roofing has been providing customers in Fairfield & Westchester Counties with roofing services backed by an unrivaled level of expertise and professional craftsmanship since 1994. As a family owned and operated business, they take pride in their attention to every detail and the quality of their work.