When it’s time for a new roof on your home, the options can be overwhelming. From different types of material and styles to multiple installation methods, the choices can seem endless. Having a good idea of what you’re looking for can help you narrow your choices and choose the perfect roofing system for your home.
What Protections are You Looking For?
Each roofing type offers its own benefits and advantages, as well as drawbacks. Decide what type of protections are important to you, and find a roofing material that offers them. For instance, metal roofs have impeccable durability against the elements, but over the years can separate at the seams and fasteners causing leaks. Shingles can offer substantial protection, especially when using reinforced products. They need repairs often, but these are typically comparatively simple and inexpensive to complete. Tile roofs can withstand almost anything and can last decades on end. However, they are an extremely expensive option, and sometimes require bracing due to the weight.
What is Your Budget?
Many times, your insurance company will pay a certain amount for a new roof. This is typically an amount that will cover replacing your roof with the same material. If you plan to upgrade your roof or change your material, it’s highly likely that you will need to cover the extra cost personally. Roofing materials vary greatly in cost, and also in lifespan. When replacing your roof, consider the amount you would like to spend, and how long you would like your roof to last. Metal roofs are slightly more expensive than architectural shingles but can last years longer. 3-tab shingles are the least expensive roofing option, but they last only 15 or so years before needing replacement.
In the end, your roof comes down to personal preference and budget. However, having an inkling of what you want your roof to look like, how long you want it to last, and how much you want to pay for it will help you whittle down your choices and make better decisions. For expert guidance, advice, and installation of any type of roof, call the professionals at Legends Roofing, your leading roofing consultants.