When most of us think about the form and function of rooftops, chances are the first things that come to mind are practical. We all know the saying about having a roof over our heads – a good roof stands for functionality, safety, protection. This is the part of our house that works hardest to keep us, our home and our possessions safe from the elements. On the other hand, when it comes to your home’s aesthetic – the way it’s decorated and decked out – you’re probably a lot more inclined to think about the inside of your house instead. When we think about the ways we could renovate or alter our homes to make them more beautiful, more appealing, more state-of-the-art, chances are that a roof revamp is not necessarily high up on the list of things to renovate. You could change the paint colour in your living room, replace the bathtub, get some new lighting for your kitchen, but the roof… why should you think about making any changes to it?
Well, the truth is that there are plenty of reasons to think about your roof – what it’s made of, how it looks, and how it fits in with the rest of your home – that might not have occurred to you, but that can actually make as big a difference to your home as an indoor renovation.
Now, you may be thinking that the only way to do this is to get a roof that looks or feels different from the ones you see around you in your neighborhood. Chances are you’ve seen some different kinds of “novelty” rooftops around the internet – like the “green” rooftop gardens that can flourish in warmer year-round climates…
… or shapes and sizes that might not be so common in your neighbourhood.
But that’s not exactly what we mean when we talk about a rooftop that can change your home for the better. At Done Right Roofing, we’re interested in being really, really good at a couple different kinds of roofing, instead of doing a mediocre job of installing a bunch of different kinds of rooftops that may or may not actually be good for your home. We’re interested in helping you to get the best possible coverage for your house by installing the kind of roof that can protect your home and stand up to all the different kinds of weather Alberta’s climate might choose to throw at it.
The two types of roofs we install are asphalt and rubber. Asphalt roofing is an amazingly diverse material, and comes in all kinds of colours and textures, meaning you get to pick out a design and a shingle type that best suits the look and feel of your home. The roof of your home can make a huge difference when it comes your house’s curb appeal, not to mention the way it suits your tastes and preferences – you can use a colour like red to make your house look a little more fun from the outside, or play around with shades and textures for a unique look. Asphalt roofing is also one of the best ways to protect your home from rain, snow and high winds, and the tiles are fire-resistant. Oh, and did we mention it’s completely affordable?
The other kind of roofing we love to install is rubber. The way a rubber roof is installed is similar to asphalt, and just like the asphalt surfaces, there are plenty of colours for you to choose from. The other major advantage of rubber roofing is the way it repels harsher weather conditions and elements. The durability of this material can’t be beat, and heavier conditions like hair or harsh rain just bounce right off!
Next time you’re thinking about renovating your home, whether it’s for aesthetic reasons or just because you want to make it a better, more comfortable place to live, consider including a new roof in your plans. Not only can it update the look of your place – a brand new roof can protect you, your home, and everything inside of it for years and years to come.