Your home’s first line of defense against water damage

Since all the rain and snow that falls on your home naturally comes from the sky, the roof on your house is going to be your first and best defense against moisture invading your home. Water damage can be one of the most expensive home repairs to deal with, so this is really a case where we want to be proactive to prevent any damage before it occurs. This means making sure that your roof is in good condition to provide a weather tight seal. In this blog we will look at the different consideration for your roof, and see how Budget Construction can help.

What causes a roof to wear out?

A standard asphalt roof may last 20 years, or asphalt fiberglass shingles may last 50. However, this can be more or less based on many factors. The freeze and thaw cycle here in the Chicago area can really do a number on any roof, as water gets in cracks and expands and melts over and over. If gutters become clogged or won’t drain properly for any reason, ice might build up on your roof and further accelerate the wear and tear. Falling tree branches may damage your roof as well. If you have ever heard the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” this really applies well to your roof. You want to monitor the condition of your roof every couple of years so you can address problems before they become major issues. Repairing water damage once it gets inside your home is costly, make sure you stay on top of your roof’s condition. At Budget Construction we will come do a roof evaluation to let you know about any issues before they become major repairs.

What type of roof is right for me?

There are a variety of different roofing materials for you to consider. Budget Construction can help you choose the right one for the complexity of your roof, as well as your budget.

Most roof shingles today are called asphalt fiberglass shingles because they have pieces of fiberglass embedded into the shingle. This provides more strength and durability. It is the most popular material for roofing because of the affordable cost, ease of installation, durability, and they also come in a variety of colors. Flat roofs or low sloped roofs may be better served with other materials such a single membrane system or metal roof. The king of roofing materials is a slate roof. Slate is expensive to manufacture and difficult to install, however they can last for 75 years or more when installed properly and add an unmistakable beauty to the appearance of your home.

Budget Construction for your roofing needs

Ultimately the roof material you choose will be based on the budget that you have for this project. Budget Construction can help you choose the best materials and style for your budget, and arrive at a solution that works for you and your home’s unique needs. Our consultants are expert customer service professionals that also happen to be very knowledgeable about roofing! We hope you will contact us today so that we can help get your roof in good shape, and make sure it stays that way for a long time!

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