Understanding Construction Delays
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Understanding Construction Delays

About a year ago, I could tell that our home project was a little delayed. Our team of contractors had been struggling to work with some of their providers, so I decided to work with another team altogether. It was really frustrating, but I could tell that it was the right call to make. After we made the transition, the new staff got right to work addressing some of the most serious concerns. I wanted to create a blog all about understanding construction delays so that other people could see how difficult it can be to resolve them on your own. Check it out!


Understanding Construction Delays

Roof Seen Its Better Days? 2 Types Of Roofing Materials You Can Replace It With

Gina Hawkins

If your roof has seen its better days, it is time to get it replaced. Before you hire a roofing contractor to do this, below are two types of roofing materials and the advantages of each one. You can then decide what you would like best so you can get your new roof installed,

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt Shingles are made of a glass fiber, cement, and asphalt. There are many advantages of choosing this type of roofing system including:

  • If you like the look of more expensive roofing shingles, such as fiberglass, cedar, or slate, you can find asphalt shingles that mimic these materials.
  • Asphalt shingles come in a variety of styles from flat and uniform to 3D and overlapping. They also come in a variety of sizes and shapes, such as square and rectangular.
  • Asphalt shingles are available in colors like tan, blue, red, grey, and black
  • There are asphalt shingles that are rated to withstand high winds.
  • Asphalt shingles have a high fire rating.
  • Asphalt shingles are easy to maintain and take care of. The only thing you have to worry about is keeping debris off the roof, such as leaves and sticks, as well as cleaning the roof once per year to remove moss or anything else that can build up on shingle roofs.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing can be installed on a flat roof or a pitched roof. The roofing contractor first installs a felt underlayment and then installs the metal over the underlayment. The metal comes in pieces that are cut to size to fit on your roof. There are many benefits of metal roofing including:

  • Metal roofing Is resistant to wood boring insects like termites.
  • This type of roofing material Is resistant to fires, as metal will not burn like other roofing materials.
  • Metal roofing can increase the resale value of your home.
  • If you ever want to use solar power, a metal roof works great for this, as metal absorbs the sun.
  • Metal roofing is durable, and you will not have to worry about the metal deteriorating like you do with asphalt shingles and other roofing materials. 

Unless you have experience, a metal roof should always be installed by a professional. This is because this type of roof is more difficult to install when compared to other types of roofs.

Talk with a roofing contractor in your area about this information. The contractor can also tell you about other roofing materials available for you.