Roofs are made of different types of materials. Often, homeowners don’t closely consider their choices because of asphalt shingles being the norm. Asphalt shingles are great, and it’s important to understand that there are different options with them, too. You want to be economical about which type of roof you choose for your home, but identifying your options certainly does help.
You often hear about clay and concrete roofing options referred to as tiles. Yet you might also hear them called clay and concrete shingles. The same thing goes for wood shingles, which are a little different than a wood shake roof. As you can see, it’s important to know not just the materials but all of your options pertaining to those materials.
Slate roofs are said to be the best, but most homeowners don’t go that route. There are plenty of reasons for that being the case. First, slate roofs being the best means they are also the most expensive. Second, slate is heavy, and it’s not right for every home. Third, some homeowners are not looking to buy a new roof that lasts that long depending on their age, finances and even how long they plan to remain in a home.
While you want to pick a good roof, any type of roof material should come with a warranty that lasts for at least a couple decades. Many people are moving in and out of homes every five years these days. It’s hard to know sometimes what you’re going to do because there are many types of situations that come up. Take relocation for instance.
Sometimes people have a better idea of what their future holds. Anyways, those are just some things to think about as you make a material choice for the roof on your home. I suppose my insight was based on the fact that I’m old enough to remember when people stayed in homes much longer. It’s nice when you keep the same home for a period of years.
You can protect that home for many years with the right roofing material choice, too. Think in terms of what you want to put on your home when it comes to a roof. Do you want to go with asphalt shingles? Maybe you’re considering clay or metal or a different material. Think about what would be the best investment in terms of the right roofing material for your home.
Article by Roof Restoration North Brisbane