Your roof is the most valuable asset to your home! When it comes time to replace your roof, it is important to view and consider all types of roofing solutions. We know the process can be overwhelming. We’d love the opportunity to personally walk you through the selection process, however, whether you choose to reroof with us or not, here are some things to consider when selecting the best solution for you and your roof!
- How long will my roof last?
- How much will it cost?
- How energy efficient is the roof?
- Will the roof withstand severe weather and natural disasters?
- Will the material chosen be suitable for my home?
- Are the materials chosen permitted by local building codes?
These are only a few of the questions to ask when deciding what roof is best for your home. It’s important to consider these variables as they will lead to different price points and long-term results. Whether you’re looking for style and performance, or simply the most cost-efficient and effective material, it is important to understand your priorities when shopping for the right solution. Some of the most popular roofing materials are:
Asphalt Composition Shingles
- The most popular and prevalent choice for most homes. While being one of the least expensive selections, these shingles are one of the least durable options to choose from.
- Another popular roofing solution. While more expensive than asphalt shingles, metal is much more durable. Depending on whether you decide on steel, aluminum, or copper the price can range from moderate to expensive. Metal roofing is lightweight, durable, and wind and fire resistant.
- While heavy and frail, they will last a very long time. A clay tile roof is a low maintenance choice that provides a great fire resistant roof. They are more expensive than the previous two options listed.
- One of the oldest styles of roofing solutions to pick from. Slate is a very durable material, but similar to clay tile, it can be brittle and expensive.
Wood Shake Shingles
- These shingles are made from rot free wood. Unless treated they do not provide much fire resistance. They are less durable than other options, while tending to be slightly more expensive.
Comparing all of these popular roofing choices should help you in deciding which material is the best fit for your home. While some of the choices are more expensive than the others, they also have different lifespans and curb appeal. For example, the cost of an asphalt shingle roof is $70-$125 a square foot and will last you up to 25 years, while a metal roof may provide more curb appeal and last upwards of 50 years, but may cost you twice as much.
It’s important to consider all of your options, compare materials, and see what warranties line up with the roofing materials available to you. Being your home’s most valuable asset, and the protection above you and your family, we know the importance of this decision and investment. We’d love nothing more than to help you confidently select the best roof for your home when the time is right!
For more information about roof selections and prices, visit our website, or give us a call today!