4 Things to Consider When It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

You may be contemplating replacing your roof for many reasons.  Perhaps you just bought your home and knew from the start you were going to need a new roof.  Maybe you’ve been in your home for quite a while and it’s just time for a replacement.  Regardless of the circumstances you need to be aware you have choices in both materials and styles.  Replacing any roof involves a significant investment so you should put some thought in to what makes the most sense for you.  Outlined below are 4 things to consider when replacing your roof.

  1. Metal Roofing has become more popular over the years as it is considered to be Eco-Friendly. The reason for this is many metal roofs are made from recycled materials.  In addition to that, they are also very durable and when installed properly they can have a lifetime of 50 years or more.  Because metal is a reflective substance, they can also help you save on your energy bills and insurance as they are not as combustible as other roofing materials.
  2. You should consider the slope of your roof. If your home has a steep slope shingles or tile may be your best option.  With a steep roof, water has no issues “shedding” the surface.  However, if your roof has a low slope it may be in your best long-term interests to choose a single-ply membrane roof or a metal roof.
  3. Perhaps the most important consideration is how long are you planning on staying in the home? Every roofing material has a different life expectancy.  If you plan on being in your home for the long run, you’d be best choosing a material that will last through your entire stay in the home.  If you’re looking for a quick resale you may want to consider a material that is attractive, and durable but may have a lesser life expectancy.
  4. Something most people don’t consider but a qualified roofer will tell you is to be sure the home itself, and the existing structure, is capable of handling the weight of the material you choose to place on your roof. An older home may require the structure to be strengthened to handle a heavier material.  This will add to the cost of your roof as well.

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