When it is time to remodel the outside of a home, pick a company that specializes in exterior renovations and prides itself in using the best quality materials and well-trained installers for each product. Choosing one company that can do everything saves time and aggravation. Why not deal with one contractor instead of three or four? If that contractor offers financing for the remodeling project, it is even better.
How to Decide Which Exterior Renovation to do First
Thinking top-down might be a good start in deciding which exterior renovations to do first on a limited budget. The roof is the home’s first line of defense against the weather, critters, and the cold or heat in different seasons. So, if the roof is over ten years old and has not had any maintenance for several years, start with the roof. The roof might have several good years left if it gets some maintenance and repairs.
The roof might have been replaced recently and be in good shape. Having a trusted exterior renovation contractor do a roof inspection is a good place to start. Erie Home is a leader when it comes to home improvement in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas.
Having an experienced and qualified exterior home remodeling expert inspect the home’s roof, siding, windows, and doors is a good way to get professional help in prioritizing exterior home renovation projects. It is wonderful if the renovation budget is large enough to do everything at once. Exterior remodeling contractors will often give the homeowner better pricing for multiple products and their installation. When the whole exterior is renovated at the same time, there is one mess and one construction time frame to deal with instead of several.
But, if the budget is small, choose the exterior feature that is in the worst condition to start with. The roof should be the first consideration. If it does not need replacing, then consider the windows if they are single pane or in bad condition. Old, leaky windows waste energy and make heating and cooling bills higher than they should be.
If the siding is also in bad condition, consider doing the siding and windows at the same time since they are closely tied together. If a homeowner gets new, energy-efficient windows and insulated siding installed, it will improve the curb appeal of the home and make the home more energy-efficient.
When Replacing a Roof, Consider Metal Roofing
When it is time to replace an old roof, consider metal roofing. Metal roofing lasts longer than asphalt shingles and some other roofing materials. The higher cost of a metal roof is offset by the durability and long life of this material. Metal roofing made of treated steel can weather extreme conditions such as rain, hail, snow, ice, and winds up to 120 mph. Metal roofing comes in many attractive styles and colors. Metal roofs are also fire-resistant and reflect the heat from the sun away from the home.
Metal roofs can last from 40 to 70 years, making them the last roof a homeowner will have to buy. Metal roofs are also relatively maintenance-free but should be inspected for damage periodically. People who want to make their homes more environmentally friendly can choose metal roofs. This roofing has a lot of recycled content and is 100% recyclable at the end of its life as roofing.