26 Nov Roof Replacement Part 1: Choosing the Right Roofing Material for Your New Roof
The first two decisions many homeowners will make during a roof replacement project is style and color. In Part 1 of this blog, Miller Roofing Companytalks about the basic roofing types to choose from, their advantages and limitations, and what the overall general consensus is for each.
Replacing your roof is probably one of the most expensive projects that you’ll ever do. Besides finding the right company to do the job, you haveto decide on the type of material and color for your new roof.That’s why our specialists have come up with this informative blog to help homeowners make this whole process as efficient and painless as possible.
Ask any roofing contractor in your local area, and they will tell you that asphalt shingles are the number one choice of homeowners nationwide. More than 50% of American homes make use of asphalt shingles to protect their roofs, and there’s actually a pretty good reason why.
Shingles can come in a wide variety of styles and colors, which makes them a fit for any home style. Their durability, versatility and affordability are only three characteristics that make this roofing material a popular choice. On average, shingles can last about 25 years depending on the type of shingle you choose. While other types of materials can last longer, shingles are typically available with a limited 50-year warranty depending on the manufacturer and your contractor.
Metal roofing is quickly becoming a popular roof option for many. Gaining popularity relatively later than the other roofing materials, metal roofs possess high durability and are relatively low maintenance. All these coupled with its lightweight and environmentally friendly traits make metal roofing a viable contender in the roofing market.
Tile and Slate Roofing
While not that popular in our region, slate, by far, is one of the more premium roofing products available today. Many roofing companies recommend slate if you want to enhance your home’s aesthetic. Strength-wise, slate is relatively durable, lasting easily for about 100 years with minimal fading. It owes this longevity partly from its invulnerability to rot and its resistance to most naturally occurring damage.
Ceramic tiles, or simply tiles, definitely stand out compared to other roofing types. Tiles can last upwards of 50 years. They are also fireproof and resistant to fading. Their main drawback is its susceptibility to changes in the weather. Seasonal variations in temperature and humidity accelerate wear and tear on ceramic tiles, thus making it not a popular option in our area of the nation.
When it comes to roof repair, replacement, installation and maintenance, Miller Roofing Company has all the relevant experience to help you find the right roofing style and color combination for your home or business. Call us now at (479) 890-3499 to get your roof replacement project underway. We serve Russellville, AR and all nearby areas.