Home extensions are an idea homeowners may have when they need to expand their living space. Two common forms of home extensions are closing in an uncovered patio area or adding an extra room for a family member. When you decide to move forward with this plan, you will need to discuss a new residential roofing installation for the extended portion. Here are some of the options you may want to consider for that roofing installation.
The material you choose for the home extension normally will match the roofing already on your home. This means if you have an asphalt or metal roofing system, you will likely extend that system to the home extension. You may want to make some upgrades to the materials used for the decking and the underlayment, however. These upgrades or different materials can extend the durability of the new roof and give you higher protection against water damage and weather damage as well.
Depending on the type of home extension you have, adding roof ventilation may be an option to consider. The ventilation will help reduce the chances of excessive heat or humidity gathering in the attic space near the roof insulation. The ventilation may be a traditional turbine vent or can be smaller vents depending on your home style and the ventilation you already have in place. If you have older turbine-style ventilation, now would be the time to make those upgrades to the existing roof as well as the new roof installation.
Gutter extensions are something you should consider for your residential roofing installation. If you already have gutters, you will want to have your roofing contractor extend those gutters so they offer seamless protection against standing water on your roof system. You will also want to make sure they are seamlessly connected to help reduce any chances of corrosion or leaks along the gutter and roofline. When your residential roofing installation is complete, your roofing contractor will add the gutters as a final step in the process.
If you are unsure about any of the options available to you for the residential roofing installation, discuss them with your roofing contractor. They can walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. They can also make suggestions for other upgrades to your existing roof and any repairs you may want to consider in the near future.
For more information on a residential roofing installation, contact a professional near you.