For many people, summertime is synonymous with the beach. And if you’re fortunate enough to call yourself a beach house owner, then you are someone who is able to enjoy the shore year-round. But even if you don’t live in your beach house all year – because you rent it out to others or use it as a weekend and summertime escape. You will want to keep it in tip-top shape, inside and out. For the exterior of your home, the roof becomes a top priority.
At some point, you may find that it’s time to replace the current roof on your property. Maybe you have a leak. Or perhaps a recent storm caused damage. Or maybe the roof is simply old and worn out. Before you make this important decision, there are several factors to consider:
Tropical storms and wind are an important factor when determining the type of beach house roof that is best for you. Anyone who has lived through shear winds, torrential rains, lightning storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes knows full well that you need a roof to withstand any of the extremes that Mother Nature may throw at your property.
Some materials that stand up well to rain and wind include durable roofing materials like metal, clay and fiberglass asphalt (if the shingles are nailed down properly). Of course, proper installation is critical. Even materials that are specifically designed for storm-prone areas may not hold up if shoddy materials or poor workmanship come into play.
Many beach homes receive a lot of sunlight. Over time, the sun can dry out and cause cracks to your roof’s surface. Sun-friendly roofing materials such as terra cotta and concrete are excellent choices for homes situated in beach locations. The curved design of the shingles allows air to flow freely below the roof, and this will keep your home cooler. Concrete tiles are another option, as their curved nature allows circulation as well. In addition to these suggestions, concrete is another durable roofing material for homes that receive a lot of suns. And many times, concrete is more affordable than terra cotta and ceramic.
EPDM (Etyhlene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a rubber-like roofing material that you may wish to consider for your beach house roof. Because it is not an insulator. EPDRM roofs can keep your home cool, even during the warmest months of the year. Because this material does not crack, even after prolonged heat and sun exposure, EPDRM is a perfect material for your beach house roof.
Metal is another roofing material that some beach house owners prefer. Metal does not easily transfer the sun’s heat, and that will keep your home cooler. Not having to run your air-conditioning as often is a natural consequence, and that means you’ll enjoy lower A/C bills. The major downside of metal roofing is its cost since it is more expensive than a material like asphalt shingles. Even though metal may be more expensive, it lasts much longer than asphalt – upwards of 40-50 years!
If sustainability is important to you, look into the environmentally-friendly green roofs that will keep your beach house cool, despite sun and heat. Green beach house roofing, thanks to their plants and moss coverings. They help to reduce your carbon footprint while putting more oxygen back into the atmosphere.
Other Heating and Cooling Factors
Many older beach homes were designed to be enjoyed during the “high season,” so the home would have only been occupied when the weather was warm. As a result, many of these older homes were not built with modern heating or cooling systems. The assumption was that you would close up your home and return to your primary residence when the temperatures plummet. If this describes your beach home, consider roofing materials that provide solid insulation. Some roofing materials (like metal)are manufactured with insulating properties in the roof shingle, slab, sheet, etc. This allows the heat or cool air to remain in the house, where it belongs.
Mid-Atlantic Remodeling Company: One of the best roofers in Maryland for your beach house roofing needs
We understand how important it is to get it right when it comes to finding the perfect material and style for your beach home. You also want your beach house roofing project to be affordable and delivered on time. Think about it: if you want to fully enjoy your beach house during the high season, you don’t want to be dealing with construction on your home all summer! That’s why Mid-Atlantic Remodeling Company is the premier roofing contractor of choice for your beach house roofing in Maryland.
After one phone call to our professional staff, you’ll understand why Mid-Atlantic is preferred by homeowners. Our highly-skilled contractors use only the best materials. And we do it all at a price you can afford. Reviews from our satisfied customers confirm that we are a responsive, ethical company built on a customer-centered approach, with a true desire to find the right roof for your home and family.
Because we only work with the best products and stand behind our roofing installation. We also offer a 30-year warranty on the full cost of materials and installation for all of our roofing projects. Best of all, we offer this superior service and high-quality installation that is on-time and competitively priced.
Are you ready to discuss roofing for your beach house roofing? Call us today at (410)918-0563. Or, visit us online at https://midatlanticremodelingco.com/.