One of the biggest investments you will make in your home is roofing. You have several options when it comes to roofing. Your choices include such materials such as metal, corrugated metals, solar, asphalt shingles and rubber. Which kind of roofing is best for your home? Rubber Roofing is one of the newest roofing options available to you today. It is made from recycled materials from items like tires, plastic bottles, plastic bags and PVC pipe. That means it is considered an environmentally friendly material. How does this type of roofing compare to other options?

The first step in installing it is in the preparation of the surface. For starters, the roof must be made clean before the rubber is laid. A cleaner that is prescribed by the shingles manufacturer is usually the best product to use. If one can not clean the surface because of it’s nature, it must have an underlayment laid down. For example, if the existing roof top is gravel, simply lay 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch plywood over the top before installation.

The first step in installing roofing is to remove the old roof and clear the surface of all leftover nails and rubble. This is important so that there are no bumps or barbs that can become obstacles to installing roofing.

I found the “Mother of all Chalk Boxes” a few years ago with the purchase of a “Little Giant” by Keson. It uses a heavy line which I have yet to break. The line sucks up a lot of chalk, so you get a good solid mark. And you can fill the chalk box in seconds with a whole bottle of chalk at a time. You can retrieve the line fast and mine hasn’t tangled yet. Be sure to get two. One for permanent red dye you can use on the underlayment and one for temporary blue chalk you can use on the shingles.

Most roofing panels have its siding; there are the ones that are installed on the sides of your house. They are essentially almost made from the same materials that you choose for your roofing but there can be other materials used if you prefer other types.

That amount already includes installation, labor, and all the materials needed to put up the whole system. The total contract value of that particular job would then be around $29,250. That means you are to spend somewhere around thirty thousand dollars for your house’s roof alone. That amount is high, when compared to a regular asphalt shingle roof system that most American home sports.

What lies beneath the material used for metal roofing is responsible for the fire resistant factor of the roof itself. All in all the many advantages of metal roofing makes it very attractive.