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Don't Stop At The Interior: Why You Should Include A New Roof In Your Home Remodeling Project

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Summer is the perfect time to tackle remodeling projects. The weather is good, and someone can probably be home to oversee the project. If you've decided to remodel your home, don't stop at the interior. Remodel your roof at the same time. You might not think that your roof would need to be remodeled. But that's not the case. If it's been a few years since your roof had any work done to it, it's time to talk to your contractor about another change. Here are four ways you'll benefit when you add a new roof to your home remodeling project. 

Go Beyond the Basic Underlayment

If you're like most people, you don't give your roof much thought. This is especially true where the underlayment is concerned. In fact, many people think that felt is the only option for roof underlayment. That's all changed now. Today there are options for underlayment fabric. Felt is still one of the options. But now you can also choose from a synthetic underlayment. This synthetic underlayment is made from polyurethane and is much better for your roof. Polyurethane provides a tight seal over your roof, providing protection against moisture. Now that you're remodeling your roof, start with the best underlayment. Talk to your contractor about synthetic fabric sheeting. 

Include Some Sun Protection

If you're going to remodel your home, think about sun protection. You lose a lot of energy through the roof, especially during the summer. The wrong roof material allows heat to get absorbed right through the shingles. That means your home stays hotter during the summer. It also means you need to run your air conditioner longer to combat the heat. That's where a new roof comes into the picture. When you choose the right shingles, they'll deflect the sun's rays away from your roof. 

Get Better Protection Against Storm Damage

If your roof has ever sustained storm damage, you know how costly the repairs can be. Unfortunately, if shingles are installed properly, they can get blown off the roof during storms. That's why you need to remodel your roof while you're remodeling your home. Your remodeling contractor can secure your new roof with hardware designed to withstand even the strongest winds. That means your roof and your home will be protected from storm damage. 

Enjoy an Upgraded Appearance

If you're remodeling your home, you want the exterior of your home to look its best, too. One way to ensure that is to remodel your roof at the same time. If you want to give your home an updated appearance, choose the right shingles. New architectural shingles give your home a luxury appearance without the luxury price. 

Now that you've decided to remodel your home, talk to your contractor about remodeling your roof at the same time. The tips provided here will help you get the most out of your project.

To learn more, contact a home remodeling contractor.