It’s a given that you’ll need to do your research before starting a roof replacement project. However, where should you start? Roofing contractors recommend starting by choosing a type of shingle for your new roof.
Here are the factors you should take into account before making a decision:
Durability and the Local Climate
Given that your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, you should prioritize looking for a shingle that is durable enough to withstand wear and tear. Keep in mind that your local climate can affect a roofing material’s durability. If you’re looking for a shingle that does well in a wide range of climates, you might want to try looking at asphalt shingles. There’s a reason why they’re the most popular type of roofing material in the country, after all.
Don’t forget that a shingle’s durability depends on the quality of materials used to manufacture it. If you’re having doubts about the quality of off-brand shingles, it’s best to stick to reputable brands such as GAF.
Your roof also forms a large part of your home’s curb appeal, which is why you should choose a roof color and design that complements the rest of your exterior. Here’s a design tip: To narrow down your choices, find out which roofing materials and colors are usually paired with your home’s architectural design. For instance, metal roofs are a relatively common feature in modern homes. If you need help choosing a roofing shingle, consult one of your local roofing contractors.
Your Roofing Budget
It’s important to stay within budget, but you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with the costs. When pursuing a roof replacement, you should also focus on maximizing your returns on investment (ROIs). Here’s a tip: GAF offers exclusive warranties that provide wider protection to roofs installed by Master Elite® contractors.
Barnett Roofing, a GAF Master Elite® contractor, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including roof repairs and replacements. To get a free estimate, call us at (865) 936-6959 or fill out this form.