Kirkland, as with many Seattle-area homes, boasts beautiful waterfront properties. Of course, being near a body of water also means excess humidity and other issues that can be detrimental to the roof. A roof for a beach home needs to be able to withstand harsh weather elements. Learn what your roofing options are if you’re fortunate enough to own beachside property.
Many people believe metal is vulnerable to humidity. It’s true that too much moisture can cause the panels to corrode. However, this is actually a non-issue thanks to advancements in roofing technology. Most metal roofing today consists of long-standing seam panels coated with a corrosion-proof treatment.
Western red cedar is our personal favorite; it complements a home close to the coast. Of course, wood is susceptible to rot and plant growth under conditions of high humidity. This can be remedied, though, by using pre-treated cedar.
Composition roofing is made from fiberglass strands bonded together by epoxy resin. The fiberglass mats are reinforced with a coating of mineral and asphalt fillers. Fiberglass shingles are highly resistant to humidity.
What About Fences and Decks?
Fences and decks are other additions that fit in nicely with a beach home. Like the roofing panels, though, the materials need to be naturally resistant to moisture or be pre-treated to keep a barrier between the humid air and the material.
We’ll Add a Sturdy Roof for Your Beach Home in Kirkland
Contact us at Allied Construction to fit your home with a new roof. We’ve been in the business for over 30 years and know how to protect the roof from moisture and other natural elements. We’ll install a sturdy roof for your beach home that won’t so easily succumb to salty humid air.
Roofing Installers for Your Beach Home in Kirkland and Throughout Seattle
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