Metal roofing, asphalt, slate, wood shake… there are more types of roofing available than ever before, and some homeowners aren’t sure which is the best option. Instead of asking which type of roof is best for A house, ask which is best for YOUR house.
There are pros and cons to each type of roofing, and the right choice for you is based on several factors, such as:
- Your Budget: You'll have fewer options to choose from for budget-friendly roofing than you will if you can splurge on high-end replacement roofing.
- Style of Your Home: Various types of roofing look better on certain homes. Don't worry if you’re not sure which type will look best on your home—an experienced roofing professional can help you decide.
- Energy Efficiency: Some types of roofing help to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
- Weight of the Roof: Not every home can support the extra weight of heavy roofing materials, such as slate.
Talk with a Skilled Roofer
The choices can seem overwhelming, and that’s why it’s so important to choose a replacement roofing contractor who takes the time to educate homeowners about all their options. Popular roofing options include:
- Asphalt Shingles: While asphalt roofing is the most affordable option, today's quality brands offer products that are stylish, durable, and easy to maintain. Another benefit of asphalt is that it’s easier to replace individual shingles in the event of damage.
- Metal Roofing: Metal roofing is incredibly durable, and its long life means it may be the last roof you’ll ever need. This environmentally friendly option also improves your home’s energy efficiency, reducing cooling costs by up to 25%. Fire resistance is another proven perk of metal.
- Slate Roofing: A slate roof is beautiful, durable, and easy to maintain. This type of roofing adds value to your home, making it a smart investment if your budget allows. Slate is heavier than other roofing options, and not all homes can handle the weight.
- Wood Shake: Wood is naturally insulating, so it helps to lower your heating and cooling costs. It’s also resistant to wind damage. Wood roofing does require regular maintenance, and is not recommended for use in any area that's at risk for wildfires.
Fortified Roofing & Siding installs high-performance asphalt and metal roofing, and our competitive prices and quality craftsmanship set us apart from the competition in all the right ways! Our skilled professionals help you choose the perfect new roof for your home.
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