If you are working on a home remodeling project, your gut instincts may tell you something’s not right even if you can’t put your fingers on it. However, in an article for the Deseret News up in Utah, Ann Robinson and Annie Schwemmer clue readers in on one particular component:
Everyone has seen a bad remodel.
You’ve seen the house where the new addition looks like a big shed bumped up against the house, or the second story that looks as if it could have fallen from space and just happened to land on that particular house.
The key to achieving a seamless blend of the old and the new has to do with the roof. The shape (or massing) of the roof is critical. It often takes the trained eye of an architect to help you with this design issue to ensure that your renovated home’s construction looks well-integrated and successfully executed.
Residents of Katy, Texas may have had some nasty home remodeling episodes themselves, a few of which may have proved to be very costly mistakes. As it goes, working on the roof as the centerpiece of a home remodel takes a considerable amount of time in the planning stage and should be finished as soon as possible. When you are planning such an endeavor, you will have to consult Katy, TX roofing experts like Summit Roofing LLC to have the project down pat.
The initial leg of the project concerns reevaluating the roof and choosing the appropriate materials to install on top. Robinson and Schwemmer cite the case of a resident whose house had an extra wing set up for a remodel but suffered from a leaky flat roof. However, when the homeowner proposed that the work on the extra wing also be done on the rest of the house, the structural weight and the cost of replacement tiles had to be recalculated.
A Katy roofing specialist, particularly one that offers tile roofing solutions, will weigh in on the materials that the client wants to have installed. Standard concrete and clay tiles occupying 100 square feet of roofing space will weigh between 900 pounds to 1,200 pounds per square foot, with each square’s base price being around $100.
Putting up a new roof as part of a remodel can provide lasting value in the long run, if done correctly. Roofers like those from Summit Roofing LLC are worth tapping in that regard.
(Article and image excerpt from Renovation Solutions: Roofing material choice impacts a remodel, Deseret News, September 27, 2013)