Which Type Of Roof Is Best For Your Home

Does your roof need a face-lift?

Make sure you choose a durable, long-lasting roofing option. Typical asphalt shingle roofs have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Even if your roof is not currently experiencing problems such as leaking or discoloration, you can look at the neighbors house. Houses in the same community are often built around the same time, so if your neighbors’ roofs are reaching the end of their lifespan, yours could follow soon.

Slate, aluminum, steel, and clay roofs all have lifespan of 50-plus years, some lasting up to 200! Upfront cost never tells the whole story. Even though another asphalt shingle roof may seem like a steal per-square foot, when you account for energy inefficiency and the replacement costs in another 15 years, going with a more durable, longer-lasting roof can be a better financial decision as well as more environmentally sound.

As with any larger roofing project, finding a licensed, bonded, and insured contractor for the job is essential. Because of the heaviness of clay and slate, your roof may require additional reinforcement. The right contractor can help you with that decision and others. Find a pre-screened, certified roofer today. Because you come home to live under your roof every day, be sure to choose a material that looks great, is kind to the environment, keeps bills low, and lasts.

2 Comments

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    Comment by Teyona: May 30, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Great references about the type of roof to use. I usually don’t have any idea about roofs but the article gave a great idea. Thanks

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    Comment by riocarlo: Aug 29, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    These are very wonderful tips on what to choose for roofing. After laying down the options, I found new and perfect ideas for our home’s roofing installation.

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