When selecting a roof system, cost and durability will always head the list. However, aesthetics and architectural style are important too. If you live in a planned community or Homeowners Association, you will want to ensure that your selection will comply.
Asphalt Shingles comprise an overwhelming share of the local roofing market. Fiberglass reinforced products dominate the asphalt shingle market. The other benefit is asphalt comes in a diverse range of colors and styles, making it a long lasting and visually appealing choice.
Wood Shingles & Shakes made from cedar, redwood and southern pine and other woods, the natural look use to be popular. But because they have a low fire rating or no rating at all homeowners tend to avoid replacement using this material. The cost is also a significant deterrent.
Tile clay or concrete is a durable material. Mission and Spanish style homes and those built in the Southwest and Florida use tile frequently. Tile is available in a variety of colors and finishes.
Tile is heavy so if you replace an existing roof and convert to tile you will need to verify that the structure can support the load.
Slate is quarried primarily on the East Coast, it is considered virtually indestructible. Its application requires special skills and experience. Lastly slate is more expensive than all other types of materials and is not a typical stock item in our area.
Metal is becoming more and more popular. It has been used extensively in the past on commercial jobs, but homeowners are using it in slow sloped roofs, and areas of adverse weather with snow and ice. It comes in both panels and metal shingles. There is a wide selection of colors to choose from.
Before you decide, we recommend that you look at full sized samples as well as review any manufactures warranties that apply. Pick a color that will enhance the curb appeal of your home and add value to your investment of your home.