When you are ready to have a roof installed on your home, you need to determine what material is right for you. There are several types of materials that roofs are installed with and they each have pros and cons. There are things that you need to consider when choosing a roof for your home and one main area is what the neighbors are using. It is always a good idea to stay with the theme of your local neighborhood area but you can still play with the colors of the material that you choose. Be sure you know what you are getting when you decide on your new roof material!
Nickerson Roofing Lists Materials You Can Choose From When Having A New Roof Installed
Asphalt Shingles: When you choose an asphalt shingle as your roofing material you are in the same boat of tons of other people. An asphalt shingle is the top used roofing material for several great reasons. One is that they come in many colors and are an economical choice. If you are looking for a roofing choice that tends to cost less, you can go with these shingles. They come in many colors so that you can match it to the exterior to your home. The main con when choosing this option is they tend to wear out sooner and need more maintenance than other materials. You are able to save money at that particular time but you may need to replace sooner than you are ready to.
Clay Tiles: If you want to go with a roofing material that adds more texture and elegance to a home then a clay tile is right for you. They will require a little more work to have installed because they are a heavier material and needs to be laid perfectly so the ridges match up. The great thing about this option is that they last longer and will be more energy efficient than a shingle roof. Some of the cons are that you will need to pay more for the materials because they are more expensive to make and ship. They are a great option for any style home and come in different styles and colors. The biggest con is that you won’t see clay tile roofs in the Lake Tahoe area because they just can’t hold up to our extreme weather conditions!
Slate Roof: If you are looking for elegance and durability a slate roof is the way to go. Slate is a great and beautiful option but only comes in a few colors. They can be grey, blue, black and purple in the shades that each piece is. They are a fire resistant material and because of that and the cost to manufacture them they are going to cost more money. Slate is a great addition but works best on particular homes such as European and French homes.
Metal Roof: You will see many metal roofs in the Lake Tahoe area of California. They are lightweight and long lasting, easy to install, fire resistant and great heat conductors. One of the biggest bonuses of installing metal roofs in our local area is that metal roofing is practically impervious to rain and snow. This is because the surfaces are hard and slippery as well as the way it is designed to interlock so tightly. The cons are cost, noise and the increased risk of dents.
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If you are ready to have your roof replaced you want to call a roofing company. Nickerson Roofing can help guide you in choosing the right roofing material for you and your home. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!