4 Things to Consider When Choosing Roofing Material
1. Climate– The location of your new roof, helps narrow down what types of roofing materials can be installed on your roof. In the Pacific Northwest, there is a lot of rain and moisture and moss. Asphalt shingles and metal roofs tend to work best in this climate. In the Southwest, there is intense heat from the sun, wind and it is very dry. Tile is very common in the southwest where there isn’t a lot of rain fall, and the clay tile can handle the intensity of the sun. It is important to learn what types of roofing materials fare best in your climate and make your selection from those.
2. Pitch– Roofing materials have variations on which pitched roofs they can be installed on. For example, asphalt shingles, cannot be installed on low pitched roofs 2/12 and under. Likewise, PVC, TPO and torch down should not be installed on roofs with much of a slope at all.
3. Budget– How much would you like to spend on your roof? Metal roofs last a lot longer than asphalt shingled roofs do, but they also come with a greater cost than asphalt shingles. Also, it is important to consider the day to day cost of your roof. A lighter colored metal roof does a better job reflecting the elements then a darker asphalt roof will.
4. Style– It is important to make sure that the style of your home and roof match. For example, a log cabin type of home would look ridiculous with a tile roof, but a stucco home in the south would look great with one.
Are you still unsure about what type of material to use on your roof? Call us at 866-Roofing and schedule your free estimate or talk with one of our professionals about what kind of options you have!
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