When you are looking into a new roof for your home you may not realize that you have many different options. There are different colors obviously but there are also different materials that you can choose from as well. Most areas have a specific kind that is most common but that does not mean you have to use that style of roofing material. When you are going to choose a roofing material, make sure that you look at what your options are and what the pros and cons of each are. Some may be a cheaper option but may not last very long. Other choices may not stand up against the type of weather that is most common in the North Lake Tahoe area of California. Be sure to do your research and hire an experienced and reputable company.
Nickerson Roofing list different roofing options you can choose from when picking a new roof!
Asphalt Composition Shingles: This is the most common roofing material for homes in America. Not all homes use this type of material but there are many that do. The great thing about this option and the reason that it is so popular is the ease in installation and the fact that it is cost effective. There are several pros when you choose an asphalt shingle. One is that you can choose from a wide variety of colors. The con to this option is that they do not last as long as some other roofing material choices.
Clay or Concrete Roof Tiles: A clay or concrete tile adds a level of texture to a house and are usually more three dimensional than a shingle. The clay or concrete are a little bit heavy and will take a bit more work to have them installed. The clay tile pros are that they tend to last quite a bit longer than a shingle roof and are energy efficient and help to reduce the cost to heat and cool your home. The con is that they are much more expensive and require more steps to have them installed correctly.
Metal Roofs: Metal roofs are installed in sheets or panels and are most commonly found on cabins and commercial buildings. The metal can be aluminum, copper, and even stainless steel. This is a great option if you want something that looks very sleek and low profile. The pros of this choice is that the metal is able to with stand extreme weather conditions, is highly rustproof, has natural sound proofing qualities and is long lasting. The cons are simply that the cost of metal is more that clay or shingles.