When it’s time to replace your existing roof, you have a lot of decisions to consider. You’ll want to select a roofing material that meets your style needs, as well as your budget and location. You’ll want to take time to do some basic research and speak with a professional before deciding. When it comes to materials, there are a few options that many residential homes use such as asphalt, clay and concrete, metal, slate, and wood.
When it comes to residential roofing, this material is the most common. Asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors, they are typically easily available, and they tend to be the least expensive. They do come with a shorter lifespan than other materials and don’t offer much for added insulation.
Metal roofing is available in panels or shingles and can come in a variety of colors. This material is more expensive up front, but with proper care, can last a lifetime. Metal is also extremely durable and can handle the worst from mother nature.
Clay and Concrete
These roofing materials can add deeper texture and elegance to your home. They are offered as flat, ribbed, or scalloped. These materials are durable, but also heavy. They are long-lasting and non-combustible as well.
Like metal roofing, slate is sustainable, meaning that it can be recycled at the end of its use. It is also fire-resistant and durable, making it a great long-term option. Slate can be expensive, and it also requires extra framing due to its overall weight.
Wood continues to be a popular option for its classic rustic look. It is location-specific, as areas with wet climates pose an additional risk to mold and other wood erosion hazards.
Finding the Perfect Material
At Rogue Valley Roofing, we can help you make the perfect roofing material selection that fits both your needs and your budget. Contact us today and see how we can help!