Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Whether you are adding extra space to accommodate an expanding family or simply because you want more breathing space, you ought to consider professional help. Do you need a new area for your dream home gym, or have you long been planning on giving your Roanoke property a much needed update to give it a fresher, more contemporary look? These projects could involve major changes such as taking out walls, installing additional closets, more painting, adding new windows, and more importantly, a new roof – which requires help from roofing contractors in Roanoke VA. HGTV knows this for a fact and shares this tip:
If you want your addition to look like it could be an original part of the house—instead of an afterthought—focus on the roofline.
Roof Extension. If you’re adding to the gable end of the house (the side wall that goes up to the roof’s peak), it’s fairly easy to extend the existing roofline over the new space, says Curt Schultz, a Realtor-architect-builder in Pasadena, Calif. That’s a simple, low-cost solution that can tie in well with the main house. But it’s also pretty unusual because most additions are in the front or back of the house—where there’s yard space—rather than on the sides. “And when you’re building at 90 degrees to the gable,” says Schultz, “things get more complicated.”
In fact, you have to deal with plenty of potential complexities. For one, you need to prepare your budget because adding a roof may carry a considerable cost depending on your preferences. You also have to determine the most durable material so you should inquire about the benefits of having metal roofing in Roanoke VA, as well as other options available.
But the urgency of a new roof should not push you to hastily hire the first contractor you speak to. While it’s likely that you’ll favor the cheapest estimate, it’s not always a good idea because shoddy workmanship can come back to bite you. Apart from having the best credentials and experience, you should sign up with a company that represents the trusted brands in the industry like GAF (North America’s largest roofing manufacturer) so that you can get the most from your investment. Call All-In-One Home Solutions because we have a team of professionals that deal with roofing, masonry, gutters and siding in the Roanoke Valley including the Salem, Vinton and Botetourt areas.