Roofing Material Options
There are hundreds of different roofing materials and manufacturers in today’s roofing industry. Every manufacturer and contractor has a different opinion about the best material. Roofing services and warranties are only as dependable as the contractor who offers them. The workmanship built into your new roof is more important than finding the best shingle.
|Asphalt||Metal||Rubber||Cedar||Slate & Tile|
What roof is right for you?
Items to consider when choosing a roof:
- The length of time you plan on living at your current home.
- Whether or not the home will be passed on to an heir.
- The style of roof that will best compliment your home.
- The price you are willing to pay.
If you are only planning on staying in your current home 10 years and are not planning on passing the home along to a loved one, then asphalt roofing is a viable option. However, if you do not want to change your roof for 50 years and are looking to add curb appeal, rubber roofing may be the choice for you.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Roofing Materials
What’s the best buy?
It does not take a finance major to see that Asphalt, Rubber and Metal roofing offer very similar values over their life expectancy. Yet, it should be noted that there are some elements of a roofing purchase that are not as easy to measure.
- Value added to your home
- Increased curb appeal
- Energy savings
If you live in a neighborhood where all houses look very similar, investing in an alternative to asphalt roofing could pay huge dividends when it comes time to selling your home. Also, more energy efficient products, such as rubber and metal roofing, are certain to lower your energy bills. It is important when choosing a roofing alternative to include these elements in your decision making process.
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Roofing 101 Topics
- Roof Design Types
- Early Deterioration
- Warning Signs
- Problem Areas
- Building Code
- Deck Preparation
- Material Options
- Metal Flashings
- Valleys & Ridges
- Common Mistakes
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