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Hello, I'm Marc Victors. I am excited to talk to you about painting your home. I loved to change the look of my home on a regular basis by using just a bit of paint. There are a wide range of paint options for every room. Therefore, it's important to know how to select the best type of paint for each area. For example, high gloss paint should only be used in the kitchen or bathroom since those areas need frequent cleaning to stay in good shape. Using high gloss in the bedrooms or living areas gives the space a harsh sheen when the lights are turned on. Please use the information on my site to select and use the right paint for the job. Also follow my site to learn how to correct apply the paint to the walls. Thanks.

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Replacement and Update Options for a Successful New Home Roof

by Terry Fernandez

Your home's roof is an important feature of your home and has various elements that go into its design and function to be the best protection for your home. Here are some recommendations to help you with an upcoming roof replacement for a smarter selection and seamless installation to make sure your new roof provides stable protection.

1. Look For an Energy-Efficient Roof

One of the first items you should consider when it is time to replace your roof with a new one is to look at your options for new construction materials. The new roof you install on your home is going to be a big barrier of protection, so you want it to be durable, but you may also want to look for an energy-efficient roof to help reduce your home's energy costs and its impact on the environment. 

If you are looking for a roof that stays cooler during the year, especially in a southern or tropical climate, you can look for a shingle that is light in color. You can also find shingle options that are coated with UV reflective elements to further reflect the sun's radiation from off your roof. You also can look at installing your new roof using a different material than you've already used. For example, clay tile roofs are a nice reflective option and last longer than asphalt shingles. Metal is another material commonly used on residential homes, and also has a long life expectancy as well as keeps your roof cooler.

2. Make Needed Roof Updates

When the time comes that you will be removing your old roof for replacement, this provides you an excellent opportunity to make the needed updates to your roof and its energy efficiency. Your roofing contractor will be able to inspect your roofing deck for any damage and problems that need repairing, and they can check the structural components of your attic rafters and roof trusses.

As a recommended update, you can also take the time to supplement your attic and under-roof insulation to further keep your roof cool and prevent ice and snow damage. When snow falls upon your roof and it melts because your roof is seeping heat from your home's interior, the snowmelt is going to flow down your roof and refreeze at the edge, damaging your shingles and roofing felt layer. Your roofer can complete an energy audit to find out where any heat is leaking out of your home and warming your roof. They can also inspect the ventilation and supplement it when necessary while they are completing your roof replacement.

For more insight, contact local residential roofers.