Getting a roof replacement is no easy feat. It involves plenty of planning, working around schedules, and a considerable amount of budgeting. It makes sense that you would want to do it right the first time. One of the first decisions you need to make about getting a new roof is about what material you want it to be.
Today, there are dozens of roofing types and materials you can choose from and every one of them has their own set of pros and cons. Understanding their differences as well as their strengths will help you greatly with making the right choice. Our roofing experts at Barnett Roofing offer these tips to help you get started.
Factors to Consider
Your roofing contractors determine costs based on materials as well as the scale of the project. Your roof area is measured in “squares” which is equivalent to 100 square feet or a 10-foot by 10-foot square. An average 2000-square-foot home will have a roof area of approximately 1500 square-feet or about 15 roofing squares. So the biggest factors that will affect how much your new roof will ultimately cost would be how big your roof is and your choice of materials.
Choosing the Right Material
Our experts recommend making decisions based on the location of your home as well as its architecture. Some materials are better suited to certain conditions than others. For example, slate and tile roofs are heavier and are therefore not meant for homes who can’t handle heavy roofing. On the other hand, asphalt shingles are comparatively lighter and performs incredibly well in the temperate TN climate.
Your roof’s performance depends on the quality of its installation so going with the right company is just as important as choosing the right material. Look for a company who is factory-certified to ensure proper installation who also provides post-installation care such as roof repair and maintenance agreements.
Our roofing specialists at Barnett Roofing are GAF-Certified and guaranteed to help you with your roof replacement from start to finish. Give us a call at (865) 936-6959 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.