When people are looking for roofing for their homes, whether it's installation for a new home or replacing what's there, they usually just take the advice of the professional who will be doing the job.
The fact is, though, that you have several options when it comes to what goes on top of your Maine house, and some of them are a bit outside the norm. Before you have the installation or replacement done, it isn't a bad idea to see if maybe there is a unique style or material that might work well for you and the enhancement of your home.
Why and What
Why would you want unique roofing for your house? Perhaps you just like to stand out from the crowd, or you have landscaping that something unusual would complement. It certainly doesn't hurt to examine your options. What kind of unique materials or styles are out there? They can range from slightly different than the norm to outlandishly different.
If you've always had asphalt shingles on top, you might want to consider cedar shakes if they go better with your house and landscaping design. Stone or tile on top can make a big difference in the look of your home, and some people are even opting for "green" roofs that actually double as gardens or lawns! The list of possibilities is always growing.
Getting the Right Help
When you've decided on the kind of unique roofing that you want, it's important to hire a professional who has the experience needed to do the job. If someone tells you that they've never installed that kind but they "think" they can do it, move on.
You might want to start your search by looking for professionals who advertise up-front that they install what you want on your home. Even when you do find professionals like this, you still want to check their credentials and what type of guarantees they offer.
Keeping it Strong and Beautiful
No matter what type of roofing you have installed, it is a good idea to practice regular inspections and maintenance to keep it working well and looking good. Ask the professional who did the installation to give you suggestions on how to keep your particular type of roof in good shape.
It's even a good idea to hire the professional to do periodic inspections and maintenance for you. It will cost you money, but it's almost always worth it.
If you envision a unique kind of roofing for your home, don't be afraid to follow through and look into it. It's your home, and you should have exactly what you want! As long as you think you'll be satisfied with it for the long run, and you keep up with maintenance, you should be happy with your choice.