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PostHeaderIcon Different Type of Flooring

Types of flooringDesigning the interiors of your home and choosing flooring is not an easy task. You have to go through much of study, confusion and then you have little bit of idea about the options. Flooring is considered as the canvas of your home as the designing, furniture and all other decorations will be painted on your flooring only. But how to decide which type of flooring to choose when you have plethora of options surrounding around you. All type of flooring has some or the other advantages and on the other side some drawbacks also. But you have to decide which type of flooring over comes all its deficiencies and have more advantages. Here are some type of flooring options studying which you can have clear idea about flooring.

 

  • Cork flooring

Cork flooring is a type of flooring which is made from peeling of the bark while you are trying to save the tree. This type of flooring is best when you want good insulation in your home. It also carries another advantage as they are sound proof. Cork flooring is also anti allergic and so it has great resistancy against all types of insects. This type of flooring is totally natural and hence I is environment friendly in nature. Cork flooring is also very easy to clean and they are also resistant against abrasion.

  • Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is a type of flooring which can give you look of stone flooring and wood flooring without investing as much you need to invest in those type of flooring. Hence it is cost effective alternate for stone flooring and wood flooring. Laminate flooring is really advantageous and it will not show up any signs of stains or fading at least for a decade. This type of flooring is also not affected much by the moisture like wood flooring. The care and maintenance needed by laminate flooring is also less. For keeping laminate flooring in condition, you just need to sweep it and clear all dirt and dust and mop it occasionally.

  • Linoleum flooring

Linoleum flooring is nothing but a composite of limestone, recycled wood floor, cork wood dust and linseed oil. It is one such material of flooring which considered as most eco-friendly when things come to environment. Linoleum flooring is very tough against dents or any other impacts. Even oils cannot affect linoleum floor nor can it damage it. If you are using tiles of such type of flooring then you can get a very safe and comfortable feel.

  • Stone flooring

There are various types of stones and hence you can also see this variety in stone flooring. Limestone flooring, clay flooring, granite flooring, pebble flooring, slate flooring, sandstone flooring are some of the types of stone flooring. Stone flooring are usually very durable and it gives a great touch of elegance to the interiors of your home. Stone flooring can stand with very high temperature and they are also very much suitable to be placed near heating places like fireplace, furnaces and stoves.

 

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Pros and Cons of Cedar Roofing

cedar roofingCedar roofing is another name of wood roofing. Cedar is a special type of wood which is very useful for the purposes of roofing. There are different roofing materials which have their different characteristic in their own. It is not possible that there is no con in any roofing method. If there are pros than cons are also certainly attached to it. Homeowners have their own choices to selecting a suitable roofing method for their homes, so they can elect any roofing method and install in their home. Cedar roofing is considered as the roofing method with its beauty that lasts for many years. Many advantages are there of cedar roofing which will help the owner of house to decide whether to install cedar roofing or not.

Pros:  

  1. Cedar roofing is easy and less time consuming to install in your home. As wood roofing is less expensive, cedar roofing is also less expensive to construct. If properly maintained than cedar roofing can last for a long time period of time. This type of roofing is easily available and the roofing contractor installs it with orderly materials.

 

  1. Cedar roofing has fascinating beauty of its texture which gives a beautiful look to your home. This wood is very artistic and installing it is better option from those of other methods of roofing.

 

  1. As wood is an environmental element it is eco friendly in nature and it does not harm or create pollution while the installation of cedar roofing. Because of its cooling texture it keeps the roof cool and saves energy efficiently.

 

  1. Cedar woods are considered to be the woods which have the longest durable nature. They are beautiful and can last for a long span of time. They can last for even more than fifty years. Cedar roofing is useful for protecting the house from unwanted weather.

 

  1. Cedar roofing is useful for resistant. It is highly resistive from fire. Cedar roofing is helpful in protecting the house from heavy rainfall, wind, storms, etc. it also creates natural insulation more as compared to that of other roofing methods.

 

Cons:

  1. The cost of installing cedar roofing is more as compared to that of roofing methods because the materials needed in constructing it are expensive. But if is the option of lifetime investment for your home than installing cedar roofing can be considered as the better roofing method.

 

  1. Every roof needs a proper maintenance for increasing their life, but cedar roofing requires more maintenance because it is made up of wood and secondly this wood is costly than normal wood. There are chances of water drainage and leakages in the roof if not maintained in an ordered manner.

 

  1. Only those homeowner can install it who can afford the expenses of cedar roofing because no doubt it gives a fantastic look to your home but its maintenance cost and installation cost is much higher than other methods of roofing like metal roofing, asphalt roofing or tile roofing.

 

  1. The roofing contractor who is constructing cedar roofing should structure in a perfect order so that any leakage or cracks does not arise and creates problems.

 

PostHeaderIcon Torch Down Roofing

Torch down roofingTorch down roofing is such roofing which is designed specifically for the flat roofs are low angled roofs. The name torch down roofing is derived from its way of implementation and installation and its adherence to the building structure. The part of the material which is in contact with the underneath sheathing is melted with the help of a torch for sealing the material. This is very much helpful in providing the secure hold and establishes a waterproof seal which is useful in preventing unwanted leaks. It the installation is done in an efficient manner then torch down roofing is such which can last for a long period of time. If it possesses two layer roofing then it can last for approximately 15 years and if it possesses a three layer system then it can last for 20 years or more.

Types of torch down roofing

You can get torch down roofing in two system two layer systems and three layer system. As the name suggests two layers roofing is made up of two layers one is base layer and another one is torch down roofing layer. In case of three layer system, it has a base layer, a smooth layer of torch down roofing and a third layer of torch down with a granular surface. These three layer system of torch down roofing is very much durable and lost lasting and it do not need much maintenance if it is installed properly.

As it is so good and durable it is more costly as compared to other roofing materials. Even though it is costly but still it is worth spending on torch down roofing as it has good resistancy to harsh weather conditions and it has a long life. You can also get some of the low cost options to replace torch down roofing which gives similar look as torch down roof but it results in decreasing the life of your roof. Opting this low cost alternative can prove to be more expensive in the long run as it’s life is short.  The price range of torch down roofing lies between $365 to $460 for an area of 1200 square feet. If you want to opt for superior grade material then it may cost you higher. The costing for superior materials sets between $365 to $1075. Higher price also gives you more benefits like long life span, longer period of warranty, thicker materials,                 better underlayment and higher damage resistancy.

Advantages of three layer torch down roofing

Three layer torch down roofing are good resistant to leaks. Torch down roofing is manufactured of rubberized asphalt material which is melted on the roof of your home with the help of a torch. Anyone who has a need of strong but flexible roof along with higher water resistancy should must opt for the torch down roofing. This type of roof also provides good protection from sun rays. If you are adding extra coats on your roof then you will also get the benefit fire resistant layer. Torch down roofing are also able to reflect suns UV rays which helps in keeping the temperature of the house cool and reduce electricity bills.

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