Charleston is a city rich in culture, history, and architecture. Its lowcountry vibe and Southern style make it a hugely popular and attractive place to live. This port city has everything from cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages to a Rainbow Row of colorful houses which started the national historic preservation movement in the United States.
Given the hundreds of years of history that Charleston is built on (surviving Great Fires, earthquakes, and cannonballs!) the homes here reflect many different styles and types of construction. As such, there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a new roof on your Charleston home. A big one being the caliber and experience of the roofers themselves.
When renovating your home, it’s important to consider all the different factors that play into the decision making process. If you’re considering re-roofing your home, there are a few key items to consider:
- What look do I want my house to have?
- Do I want to or have to stay in keeping with surrounding architecture?
- Will my roofing solution be compatible with Charleston’s climate?
- What can I afford?
While the answers to most of those questions are based on personal preference and the materials you plan to use, we can provide some guidance in terms of the Charleston climate.
Charleston’s temperature averages range from 55 to 76 degrees, and throughout the course of a year, the city sees approximately 52 inches of rain. Though rare on the Southeastern coast, the threat of hurricanes and tornadoes is real and weather events more frequent. Particularly given the increase in hurricane and flooding activity over the last couple of years you’ll want to be prepared.
With Charleston’s lowcountry climate in mind, let’s look at some roofing solutions that could be right for you and your home.
Your Home, Your Roof
When it comes to the other considered factors: budget, style, community presence– we have plenty of options for you.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Our asphalt shingle roofs are available in many different colors and patterns. Our prestigious Owens Corning Platinum Preferred status gives us access to the best materials on the market, including beautiful Architectural Shingles for an elegant look. This means our roofs are beautiful, long-lasting, and reliable. You can’t go wrong with an asphalt shingle roof given its durability and curb appeal. Asphalt shingles are a great choice, with design options to suit any look.
Given the hot summer beach days and the rainy off-season, known to everyone from Isle of Palms to Folly Beach, weather-resistant steel, and aluminum roofs are a valuable option for Charleston homes.
Our metal roofing services span from standard flashing details to intricate metal panel designs, all created in our in-house metal fabrication shop! This means you truly can have a one of a kind roof made just for you. That, combined with their longevity, make metal roofing a smart choice for Charleston homes.
Whether you are trying to stay cohesive on a historical street or want a roof that stands out unlike any other, a specialty roof designed and installed by Bone Dry Roofing can do the job— and do it well! We have experience creating roofing solutions made from tile, slate, copper, zinc, wood shake, concrete, synthetic materials, and more!
With all these choices, if you are looking at re-roofing your home this spring, let us help you decide what type of roofing solution would be best for you, your family, and your home!
Here at Bone Dry Roofing, our top priority is understanding and delivering on our customers’ needs. We’re happy to sit down and talk about the look you’re going for, highlight some options, and offer a free estimate. You can contact us anytime and we’ll get the process started and answer any questions you have about finding the ideal roofing solution for your Charleston home.