One day, you may feel like having a new roof installed over your house to start things anew. To this end, home improvement expert Bob Vila says:

“Whether you are building from scratch or choosing a new roof for your existing home, a wide range of materials are readily available and worthy of consideration. These include asphalt, wood, and composite shingles, as well as slate, concrete, and clay tiles. Style is an important factor, but it’s not the only one. Product cost, material weight, and installation requirements should also influence your selection.”

The prospect of roofing work will ring well with residents of Palo Alto, CA; the city boasts one of the most expensive housing markets in the entire country, with the smaller houses going for no less than $800,000. The presence of many popular companies also makes it a lucrative market for people with a lot of money to spend. When your house needs some quality work done above, why not let roofing contractors in Palo Alto, CA like Shelton Roofing answer your needs?

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“…in a Rich Man’s World”

The size of your available coffers and your preferences for the project, among others, will affect your contractor’s say on the final quote. For instance: in a roof replacement job, your contractor will have to study the existing roof from top to bottom for various issues, then map out the potential plan of action. The design of the roof is also a factor; Vila states that a house with several slopes and connecting valleys, as well as numerous chimneys, can increase the quote.

Material World?

You should do your homework regarding the roofing material you’d like to see for the covers; metal, wood, tile, asphalt shingles, and slate are among the more preferred flavors. A consultation with your preferred contractor will help you analyze which material works for your house, as well as the colors to complement it. Given that many Palo Alto houses have Spanish Colonial-era architecture, Vila hints that installing tile roofs will not make the house look out of place.

The journey does not end once the project is complete, however. Your preferred roofer should have support for roof repairs in Palo Alto, as well as gutter installation and emergency services. Make sure your chosen roofer can provide these and you will be guaranteed a hassle-free home all year round.

(Source: How to: Choose a new roof for your house, Yahoo! Homes, July 12, 2013)