There are many elements that come in to play when you are deciding on which roof is best for your home. It is important to consider the amount of weight the roof framing can hold, as well as the slope and structure. You need to look into what roofing is allowed by local building codes, and lastly, you need to think about your own personal preferences. What kind of style are you looking for? What is your budget like, and do you want something that is eco-friendly? All of these elements can make the decision harder than you thought, so let’s break down the advantages of popular roofing options.
Asphalt Shingle Roofs
One of the most popular roofing options offered at All Seasons Roofing is asphalt shingles because of their low-cost maintenance and appearance. They are made from fiberglass with a coating of asphalt on top, which makes them waterproof. There is a large variety of asphalt shingles. They come in 2, 3 or 4 tab cutouts in 3-foot strips, in multiple colors, texture and shape options. If you live in a more humid climate you have the option to treat the shingles to prevent mold buildup. Asphalt roofs are expected to last you 25-50 years.
Custom Metal Roofs
Metal roofs come in a variety of prices depending on which metal you choose. They can be made of painted galvalume, aluminum, copper and stainless steel. Metal roofs are more lightweight than other roofing options and absorb less heat than asphalt roofing, making them energy efficient. The durability of a metal roof can last you 20-30 years longer than a traditional asphalt roof.
Tile roofs offer many advantages over other roofing options. They come in multiple materials such as ceramic, stone, metal, concrete, plastic and glass. All have a great lifespan and depending on which one you choose, you can expect them to last 50-100 years. The tile layering traps air making them energy efficient by keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. They also have low water absorption which can protect your home from freeze damage.
There is a lot to think about when choosing a roof for your home, but All Seasons Roofing is here to help. We start with a free roof inspection, so we can give you all the options that fit your home. We can discuss what you’re looking for and go over any concerns and questions you may have. A roof isn’t an easy decision, so make sure you are making the right choice and start with a call to All Seasons Roofing.