5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Roofing Material

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Roofing Material

There’s no easy way to determine the best replacement roofing material because each option brings something different to the table. The sensible choice for others may not necessarily make sense for your situation.

To help narrow down your options, Krech Exteriors shares the most important factors you need to consider:

1. Home Style

Lesson number one is that not all roofing products would work with all homes. History tells us that slate and wood are emblematic of traditional homes, tile is synonymous with Mediterranean houses, and metal appeals to the modern aesthetic. Any experienced roofer knows, however, that the norm is just a suggestion, not a rule. Using a historically inaccurate material could still do wonders for your home’s curb appeal with the right idea in mind.

2. Weight

Replacing your roofing with a heavier material might require structural adjustments to your home to support the additional weight. It would prolong your project and increase your labor cost. If you don’t want to deal with greater disruption and avoid making your budget a disaster, focus on lighter options, such as asphalt and metal.

3. Maintenance

All roofing materials need upkeep, but some are tough enough not to need constant tending. Slate and tile are two of the most durable options on the market. Both don’t get damaged easily and withstand many storms without you needing to worry about leaks.

4. Energy Efficiency

A roof that can stay cool can help reduce your monthly energy bills, especially during the hottest months. Metal is perhaps the most reflective material available, but the very design of tile roofs promotes natural ventilation.

5. Sustainability

Any roofing contractor would advise investing in a recyclable material. It helps decrease the demand for fresh, natural resources, saves landfill space, and reduces carbon gas emissions. Plus, you may get your home certified as a green building.

At Krech Exteriors, we specialize in practically all popular roofing materials. You can rely on our strong credentials to help you make an informed decision. Call us today at (651) 968-8888 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation in St. Paul or Minneapolis.

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