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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal


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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

Most people spend their time dreaming up ways to improve the insides of their home. They renovate their kitchens, install new flooring, and paint the walls in vibrant colors. As far as I am concerned, however, the outside of the home is just as vital. After working for years as a landscape architect, I'm passionate about the form and function of yards, porches, decks, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. An inviting exterior welcomes guests to my home and encourages them to enjoy themselves. I decided to create a blog that would extol the virtues of curb appeal—and maybe inspire you to take your homemaking efforts outside.

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Three High Performance Roofing Materials To Use With Rain Collection Systems

If you want to have a rain collection system for your home, there are many things to consider. You may want to start with the roofing. Asphalt shingles are coated with a small aggregate material. These small grains of gravel can get into water tanks, as well as the asphalt from shingles. This is why if you are planning on using rainwater in your home, you may want to consider cleaner materials. There are materials like metal, panels and rubber that will help give you cleaner rainwater. Here are some high-performing roof materials you may want to consider for use with a rain collection system:

1. Using Metal Roofing For Cleaner Water Collection

One of the cleanest materials that you will be able to use for your roofing with rain collection is metal roofing. This can be materials that are powder-coated, which is a color treatment of the metal. The metal will not have problems with debris getting into the rain collection system. Copper is another great material, but you will want to avoid using untreated metals that can rust because the rust and debris can eventually get into the collection system.

2. Adding Rubber Roofing For A Conventional Roof Without The Debris

Another great alternative to asphalt shingles for your roof with rain collection is rubber roofing. If you have a home with a low-pitch roof, these materials can be roll membrane roofing. For conventional roofs, rubber roofing is also available in shingles and tiles. Rubber roofing will not have any problem with debris from roofing materials washing into the gutter system when it rains. It is also a great material for a conventional roofing look or if you want to have synthetic slate installed on your home.

3. Roofing Panels For An Affordable Alternative To Asphalt Shingles

There are also roofing panels that are made from PVC, plastics and rubbers. These are a great solution if you are looking for something that is more affordable than some of the other options. It can come in many styles to look like metal roofing, shingles, tiles or almost any other roofing material. It is also clean, but you will want to make sure that you do not use a material that is coated with fiberglass or gravels to ensure that these materials do not wash into your rain collection system.

These are some roofing materials that will work well with rain collection systems. It is important to remember that these materials will keep roofing debris out of your rainwater, but you will still need to have a filtration system. If you are ready to have new roofing, gutters and rain collection installed on your home, contact a roofing service (such as Bob Behrends Roofing & Gutters LLC) and talk with them about the best solutions for your home.