With the myriad of materials available to you when deciding on the perfect new roof for your home, how can you go about choosing? Whether you are using asphalt, slate, wood, or metal, each product has its advantages and disadvantages when it comes to your roof installation.
What Should You Look For In a Roof?
Examine the following factors when looking for your new roofing:
- How long does this type of roof typically last?
- Will this new roofing last through natural disasters like hurricanes?
- Is this roofing material too heavy for the existing roof framing?
- Does my existing roof have enough slope for this roofing material?
- Will using this material for my roof installation complement the rest of my home?
- Are the materials involved in the process going to be eco-friendly or recyclable?
- Is this roofing material allowed by local building codes and my homeowner’s association?
- Last but not least, how much does this type of roof cost?
Asphalt: The Most Popular Choice
Asphalt shingles make up over 80% of the residential roofing market, and they gained their incredible popularity for many good reasons! They are made from fiberglass or an organic paper mat that is combined with asphalt and coated in mineral granules to give them their recognizable appearance. They are not particularly durable, but they are inexpensive to install. They are typically used on a variety of roof slopes and have good fire resistance.
Metal: A Sturdy Option
Metal roofing is more costly than asphalt, but much more durable over the years. Metal roofs can be made from steel, aluminum, copper, or zinc alloy. They can be produced in sheets or shingles to fit a variety of roofing styles. They are very lightweight and have good resistance to both fire and wind.
Ready to Choose the Right Roofing Material for Your Roof Installation?
For the roof repairs or replacements your home needs done by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your roof the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.