Living in Seacoast New Hampshire has many benefits, but the weather isn’t always one of them. If your home is located in or near Exeter, Portsmouth, Rye, or surrounding areas, you need to make special consideration for how the elements will affect your new roof. The first consideration is that you need a company with plenty of experience in building, construction, siding, and roofing for New England weather. Based on that, here are your best roofing options.
The first and easiest thing that homeowners should be aware of is that self-inspection can help very much. In fact, often, it’s the homeowner’s keen eye that often first brings attention to the development of problems with the roof. Periodically, look for things like:
- Roof sagging/slanting roofline
- Ice dams
- Bubbles on wallpaper/paint on the interior
- White/green patches of mold/growth
- Water streaming down inside the chimney
- Missing or damaged shingles
- Shingle granules around the perimeter of the house or in the gutter
If you notice any of these signs, contact us and we can come out for a consultation.
Just because your roof needs to deal with inclement New England weather, doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. Architectural shingles add curb appeal and value to your home. They can update the look of an older home and lend a note of grandeur and elegance to a home. Architectural shingles also help the home to accurately reflect its style and the era in which the home was constructed. Ask us about your options for architectural shingles.
Traditional Asphalt Shingles
Traditional asphalt shingles are still a reliable option today. They offer affordability, durability, water-repellant features and are ideal for cold and dry climates. They come in a vast assortment of colors so the homeowner will be sure to find a color that looks attractive on the home.
Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles
These types of shingles aren’t quite as durable as traditional asphalt shingles, but for the budget-minded, they are a solid option to consider. They are versatile, fire-resistant, and nearly impervious to rot and rust. They do require annual inspections and have a shorter lifespan compared to other options.
Remember, the earlier a roofing problem is resolved, typically the better outcome. Roofing problems don’t resolve by themselves; they only get worse over time. Don’t wait until you have a serious problem before taking action. Contact us for more information about your roofing options in New England.