Roofing is one of the most important parts to a home, as it offers protection from inclement weather, it can improve efficiency for the home, and can be a visually appealing element of the home. Cheap materials or workmanship on roofs can result in catastrophic damage to a home, decreased efficiency, and can be an eyesore that is not well hidden. Consider the pros and cons to each of these roofing options as you’re thinking of the type of materials you want for a new build or a renovation:
- Tile roofing is very durable and has a long lifespan compared to other options, but is also more expensive because of that. Tile is very aesthetically pleasing and is good at insulating a home. Since it is a heavier material, it’s important that the structure of the home take that into account.
- Metal roofing is also extremely durable against the elements and lasts a long time, which also means it will cost more. Metal roofing reflects the sun helping a home to remain cooler, and it cannot catch on fire, making it a safer option than others. However, it can be noisier when it’s raining or hailing.
- Single-ply roofing is easy to work with and install. It is lightweight, highly affordable, and in the appropriate color, it can help reflect heat from the sun, allowing for better efficiency in the home. The nature of single-ply is that it is only one ply, which is not as durable as some other roofing options.
- Shingle roofing is by far the most versatile in design, shape, and color. It is one of the most cost-effective options, and excellent at protecting a home from the elements and the sound of rain or hail. It is also less durable than other options, and may need repair or replacement more frequently.
Once you’ve reviewed the different roofing options listed above, let us know how we can help you. If you’re looking to upgrade or renovate your roofing, we highly recommend doing so before it becomes a necessity. Or, if you’re having a new home built, there is no better time to brush up on the details of each option than when making that choice at the start. We want to make sure that as our customer, you’re receiving all the information you need to make the best choice of roofing options.