Are you planning on getting a new roof for your home? Before you call for roof replacement services, you may want to check out the different roofing materials available to you. Different options have their own pros and cons, so which one best suits your home’s roofing needs? Our team of experts gives a few tips on picking the right option for your home.
Check Your Local Climate
You want a roof that will be able to withstand the harsh weather elements for as long as possible. However, different areas have different climates, which means there’s no such thing as the absolute best material. For example, metal roofs are excellent for areas with generally warm climates, but tile roofing’s thermal resistance and durability will outperform it in areas with colder climates that get plenty of rain or hurricanes.
Balance Cost and Quality
You may be tempted to pick the cheapest roofing material you can find, but trying to skimp on material costs also means skimping on the roof’s quality. Roof replacement contractors strongly recommend getting the highest-quality roofing material that’s within your budget. Asphalt shingles are generally a safe, budget-friendly choice, but you may also want to consider getting tile or architectural shingles if you have the budget because those two are more durable.
Pick Energy-Efficient Options
One of the most important functions of a roofing system is keeping your home energy-efficient. Some roofing materials like asphalt shingles are considered “green roofing” and boast better energy efficiency than other roofing options. Since efficient roofing can help you save on monthly electric bills, you generally get more value out of them than other options.
Match Other Parts of Your Home
Since the type of material will also dictate the look of the entire roofing system, you should pick one that would best suit your home’s design. For example, standing seam metal roofs look great on modern-themed homes because of their minimalistic look, but slate or tile would be more appropriate for more traditional homes. You may also use the roofing material as a basis for your next siding or window replacement project to create visual unity throughout all home exterior components.
Choosing the right material can make all the difference between a good roof and a great roof. Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC is the leading source of roofing products in Denison and Sherman, TX. You can call us at (903) 465-7677 or (580) 920-1433, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.