This Site All Started With a PoolThis Site All Started With a Pool

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This Site All Started With a Pool

I'm Jake Johnson and installing a pool in my home was not easy. First, I had to make the decision. I live alone since my wife died a few years ago, and it seemed rather frivolous to spend money on a pool. I'm not old, but age was a bit of a factor. It seemed almost irresponsible and childish to want a pool at my age. After I committed, I had to find the right contractor. With so many variables (price, time, personality, etc.), it was a lot harder than I thought. Next, I had to work with the contractor to find the proper space and size and look. After months of construction, I had my pool, but then I had to learn a lot about the proper care and upkeep. Overall, though, my little foray into construction (even if I didn't do any of the really hard work) was informative and worthwhile!

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Is A Metal Roof Worth The Cost?

Because of how expensive building a house can be, people will often focus on saving money where they can. This often means that people will buy an asphalt-shingle roof simply to try to reduce the expense of building a home. While asphalt shingles are the least expensive roofing materials on the market, they are not the most long-lasting. In fact asphalt shingles will only last for between 15-20 years. By buying a more long-lasting material such as metal, you will get more than just a durable roof. 


While the expense of roofing a house can be hefty, the expense of re-roofing a house is just as if not more expensive. Trying to reduce the number of times you have to re-roof your house will help you to avoid future costs. As metal roofs will last for up to sixty years, they will last up to four times longer than an asphalt roof. 

Cooling Costs

Metal roofs are naturally reflective. This means that they will reflect some of the sun's heat and energy away from your home. In contrast, asphalt shingles will absorb heat, and they allow it to seep into your home. Anything you can do to prevent your home from heating up in the first place will help to reduce your cooling costs. A good metal roof can help you to reduce your cooling costs by up to 40%. That being said, your actual savings will depend on many factors including your local temperature range, the insulation in your home, the quality of your windows, etc. 

Sloughing Snow

Metal roofs have a low-friction surface. Thus, as snow accumulates on your roof, the metal will allow the snow to slide off of your roof. This means that you don't have to worry about the weight of the snow causing your roof to collapse, nor do you have to worry about climbing up on your roof and putting your safety at risk just to try to shovel the snow away. 

Initial costs are not the only costs that you should worry about. Instead, you should keep an eye on future costs. While you will pay more to install a galvanized steel roof than you would pay for an asphalt-shingle roof, you will actually save money in the long run. Because metal roofs protect your building from snow damage, reduce your cooling costs, and help you to avoid replacement costs, metal roofs make a good roofing choice. Contact Darnell Construction & Lawncare for more information.