Tips for Choosing the Best Roof for Your Home

Are you building a new home? Or maybe you need to replace a current roofing system. It is wise to consider the many different roofing systems available to decide which is the best for you and your budget. Of course, speaking and consulting with a professional roofing company should be part of the process of deciding on the best roof. Use these questions to narrow down your search before speaking with the professionals.

How long will my new roof last?

Will my new roof hold up to natural disasters?

I am concerned about the environment, which material is eco-friendly?

Which roofing material can my home hold?

Is it durable?

Will it look good on my home?

What will it cost? (Know more about the average Cost of a new roof)

Here is a breakdown of these questions.

Asphalt Shingle

Longevity – Three-tab – 20 years, luxury asphalt – 40 years.

Hold up to natural disasters – Extreme weather conditions cause cracks, warping, and breakage.

Eco-friendly – Mostly taken to land fills.

Structural Integrity – Moderate in weight.

Durability – Fair.

Appearance – Most popular of all roofing materials, available in three-tab or thicker, architectural shingles.

Cost – Inexpensive to moderate.

Metal

Longevity – 40 to 50 years.

Hold up to natural disasters – Good resistance to fire and wind.

Eco-friendly – Made from recycled materials, can be recycled when replaced.

Structural Integrity – Lightweight.

Durability – Fair to very durable, depending on the material.

Appearance – Available in sheets or shingles.

Cost – Moderate

Cedar

Longevity – 25 years.

Hold up to natural disasters – Stand up well to heavy rains and strong winds.

Eco-friendly – Made from natural materials.

Structural Integrity – Moderate in weight.

Durability – Requires periodic maintenance.

Appearance – Gives natural look, weathers to silvery gray.

Cost – Moderate

Slate

Longevity – 50 to 150 years.

Hold up to natural disasters – Good fire and wind resistant.

Eco-Friendly – Made from natural materials.

Structural Integrity – Heavy, may require additional structure support.

Durability – Long-lasting, durable.

Appearance – Dark gray with an irregular appearance.

Cost – Expensive, requires skilled trained installers.

Tile

Longevity – 150 years.

Hold up to natural disasters – Very strong, can sustain strong winds.

Eco-friendly – Made from natural materials.

Structural Integrity – Heavy, may require additional structure support.

Durability – Long-lasting, low maintenance, can be brittle.

Appearance – Traditional Italian/Spanish look, can be made to resemble shakes or slate.

Cost – Moderate to expensive.

This is just a beginning list of the comparisons between each of the roofing systems. For your home in Charleston, it is really ideal to speak with a team of professionals who are ready to assist and familiar with the various pros and cons of each.

Roofing USA in Charleston is available to answer any questions you may have on roofing materials and the best options for your home and budget. We are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business dedicated to serving our community and nation. We have the drive and determination to provide you with the highest quality and honest professionalism.

Schedule an appointment today to discuss your many options.

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