The climate should be your number one concern when you are looking for a new roof. Of course money is often the first issue, but this shouldn’t be the determining factor in which material that you choose for your roof. Certain material will last longer and be more efficient than others. For example if you live in Phoenix you know that asphalt probably wouldn’t be the best choice. Although it is the cheapest choice you will most likely be replacing the roof that you spend thousands to have installed in a few short years. A better choice would be a standing seam metal roof.
Metal is back and making its presence known. The reason for this is for a variety of reason. Firstly you have many choices of styles, colors and designs. But the more beneficial reasons is for it’s durability in any climate whether the powerful Las Vegas, Nevada sun or the below freezing temperatures of New England. The main downside to this type of material is that it’s not really something that the average person is going to be able to install on their own. You can find it in prefabricated material, but this is better left to the professionals.
You can look online to see the various options that you have with metal roofing shingles or sheets. It would be in your best interest to at least take a closer look at this. There are honestly many options. Unfortunately this is not the cheapest type of roofing that you can have installed. Although, the many great benefits of paying the extra money for it certainly outweighs the downsides of it. Metal roofs can actually save you money on your energy bill, and they will probably out last your home.
When you are looking at the various options that you have in roofing material some of the most important things to consider is going to be the durability, maintenance, warranty, energy-efficiency, life span, climate and fire resistance. You can make a list of these things, and put them next to the materials that you are interested in and check off which of those listed factors that it offers you. This will help you to choose based on the most important things, which in return will guide you into choosing a roof that will outlive your home therefore saving you a ton of money.