Investments in your home can cover a wide range of areas. You can make updates and investments in the exterior paint or siding, inside upgrades and remodels, or the roof. Depending on your preference and budget, there are a wide variety of roofing materials you can select from. If you are thinking about replacing your roof, let us help with some types to consider.
Asphalt Roll Roofs
These roofs are usually the least expensive for both the material and the installation. Most roofing companies will install these types of shingles on steep roofs because they are easier to do. These are also popular because they are quickly installed, so the disarray of your home lasts less time than some of the other types of roofs. The lifespan for an asphalt roll roof is about 5 to 10 years.
Composite Shingle Roof
A composite shingle roof will cost a little more because each shingle is separate, but some people like the appearance of this option because if installed correctly, it has a very appealing look. The cost of this type is due to individual shingles and the added time to install the shingles. Even though they may be more expensive, the additional cost is well worth it because the lifespan of this type of roof can range from 15 to 50 years. The maintenance is also easier with this roof type because individual shingles can be easily replaced if damaged.
Often seen as a more natural look on homes, these types of roofs can give your home a more traditional and homey look. Roofing companies will install each wood shingle just as they would the composite shingles so the time frame is similar, but there is a difference in cost. The wood shingle roofs will last you a long time—as much as about 25 years. Maintenance is also lower for this type of roofing because the tiles are usually weather-proofed and are more durable than asphalt, so they do not get damaged quickly.
This type of roofing involves metal sheets that are laid on the roof and cover your home. Popular in the south because of the storms that occur, metal roofing can give a unique look to any home. Because of the ability to have a variety of colors, the metal roofs will take on a custom feel to your home. Since you are dealing with metal, you are also looking at a longer life span, nearing 30 to 50 years.
Referred to as Spanish tile roofing, clay tile roofing is unique and stands out in any neighborhood that it is installed in. Some of these tiles are also made out of concrete, but all clay tiles are aesthetically pleasing. However, they are a little more fragile when it comes to severe storms. They can last up to 100 years if properly maintained because they do not suffer from decay like other roofs.
Whatever your preference is, there are a variety of roofing options that you can use and they each allow you to customize your home to your preference.