Putting a new roof on your home is something that most people will only do once in the time they own the house, but the material you choose can dictate how long the roof will last. Likewise, the roofer doing the job can make a difference in the quality of the work, so it is best to choose a roofer that has a lot of experience and a good reputation in the area.
Type of Roofing
There are many types of roofing to choose from, but here are some of the more budget-friendly options for you to consider. In both cases, less expensive does not mean lower quality roofing.
Asphalt Three-Tab Shingles
The most common roofing on the market is the asphalt shingle, and the three-tab shingle is not only low cost, but it also installs quickly, lasts for many years, and is available in many colors, so it looks great on any home. Asphalt three-tab shingles have a lifetime rating of twenty to thirty years, and when they are correctly installed, they will last through almost any kind of weather.
Metal roofing is another good option for durability and longevity, but not everyone likes the look of metal roofing. Manufacturers have begun to produce metal roofing that is durable and colorful by painting or powder-coating the metal in the factory. The roofing looks much more beautiful once it is placed, and the metal does an excellent job of shedding snow and ice from the roof.
After you choose the new roofing material and find a roofer to work with you, the roofer and their crew will remove the old roofing material from home. This is an excellent time to get a look at the subroof material and the trusses or other structural components holding the roof up. If there is damage to the wood structure, now is the best time to fix it.
Have your roofing contractor do a full inspection of the roof before installing the new roofing material. Once the roof is ready, the roofers can fit all the material for you. Both of the materials mentioned above are easy to install, and the roofing contractor can put them on in a few days unless you have a very large or very steep roof.
The installation of roofing material on a steep roof may require a scaffold for stability, which takes a lot of time. For a large roof, the contractor may need to bring in some additional workforce to speed up the process of installing your new roof.
To learn more, contact a roof installation service.