The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home, and we have to agree. It’s where you gather your family in the morning for breakfast and where you all convene again in the evening to spend time together around the dinner table. If you like to cook or experiment in the kitchen, you need enough prep space to maneuver comfortably. Your kitchen needs to be a pleasant space to spend time in, not one that irritates you the moment you set eyes on it.
Spoil the chef in your kitchen with a stylish, yet timeless kitchen. Perhaps you enjoy the dramatic and ornate appeal of a romantic or old-world style kitchen. Traditional style is always in fashion, but customizing your kitchen to meet your unique style or blend of styles gives it character and charm. Shaker style kitchens are gaining in popularity because of their minimalist design, clean lines, and timeless simplicity.
Roofing problems got you feeling blue? Call Aura Home Remodeling & Construction, residential roofing is one of the home remodeling and repair services we offer.
At Aura Home Remodeling & Construction, we specialize in the professional installation of top-quality roofing materials throughout the greater Houston area and 35miles around. We also can evaluate and repair roof damage caused by rain, hail, wind or any other type of damage. We offer several styles, textures, qualities and colors of roofing materials and the work of our roofing professionals is backed by a guarantee. Estimates and referrals from other projects are also obtainable.
Choosing A New Roof For Your Home
Most people in the Houston area do not put too much thought into their residential roofing. Unlike floors, walls, electrical wiring, plumbing, and climate control, we don't actually see the roof very often, or for very long. Nonetheless our roofs are always hanging over us, keeping out the elements, and, of course, a house would hardly be a house without one. Sadly, no roof lasts forever, and after many years of rain, wind, ice, and sunlight, it will definitely need to be replaced.
If you need a new roof, you will face many decisions, and it is important you get them all right. This is true of any aspect of home remodeling in Houston, but mainly with the roof, since it is such a vital project. So before the work can even get started, you need to be sure that you know what you want.
Common Options Available For Residential Roofing Projects
Slate s carry a distinctive air of stateliness, even splendor. They can also last a long, long time. But all this does come at a price, and slate is quite expensive. Therefore, slate roofs have become rare sights these days. On the other hand, some practical imitations exist, made of rubber and plastic, and though they will not last as long as the real thing, they are still fairly strong.
By far the most typical form of roofing used in new housing construction today, asphalt shingles have two main advantages: affordability and variability. A roof made of asphalt shingles may come in a great variation of colors and look like wood or like slate, but for a fraction of the cost. They may not be the most lovely option, but they are sturdy and affordable—making them the default choice for a new roof.
Mediterranean-style roofs made with ceramic tiles can be extremely breathtaking on the right house. They are also extremely long-lasting and resistant to damage from ice and water. However, both the materials and the intense labor required to properly install a ceramic-tile roof mean that this is the most expensive roofing choice of all, on average. Ceramics are so strong, though, that the high price may be worth it. You will not need to replace it for a very long time—often the better part of a century.
Wood is a classic choice, for rational reasons. A properly-constructed wooden roof can be a thing of beauty, and one that ages well. Common types of wood used in roofing include cedar, redwood, and southern pine, but these are far from the only options. Wooden roofing materials come in two forms: shingles and shakes. The difference between them is that shingles are smooth and uniform, while shakes have a “rougher” quality to them that makes a home look more rustic. The downside of wooden roofs is that they are not the most affordable options. Another serious issue is the fact that wood burns. In fact, many places now have strict limitations on the use of wood in roofing construction because it presents a fire hazard. Some wood is treated so that it is fire-resistant, but this will be more steep.
If you live in the Houston area and are looking to replace your home’s roof, Aura Home Remodeling & Construction can help. We can also help you manage other types of home remodeling projects, such as bathroom remodeling, window and siding installation, and general handyman work. We offer free estimates for all of our projects.
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