There are several different types of roofing materials to choose from when it’s time to put a new roof on your home. While asphalt is the most common choice, there are other options that can drastically alter the look of the house. Each has its benefits and downsides. Here are the basics you should keep in mind when you are replacing shingles.
Referred to composition or asphalt shingles, this is the most common choice. Choose from traditional 3-tab shingles or architectural shingles that offer a different look. 3-tab shingles are still the least expensive option, but they are becoming dated. With so many people choosing the more attractive architectural shingles, the use of 3-tab shingles on a replacement roof actually lowers the curb appeal of the house. By contrast, architectural shingles update the look of the home, drastically increasing curb appeal and remain an economical choice.
Some people love the sound of raindrops dancing across a metal roof. Interlocking panels connect to create a smooth and clean appearance that is durable and requires very little maintenance. Choose options that mimic the look of cedar shakes, tile or slate for a modern look that will increase curb appeal.
Cedar is commonly used on roofs in the Pacific Northwest, but it can be found throughout the country. Experienced roofers know how to install these durable and attractive shingles to transform the appearance of your home. While this roof might be the best choice for the architectural style of the home, it does require more maintenance. Choose only preservative-treated shingles to avoid problems with algae, lichen and moss.
Roofing tiles have a timeless feel to them because they have been in use around the globe for centuries. Choose from traditional clay tiles or concrete tiles. This type of roof may not need to be replaced in your lifetime. While this roof will require little maintenance and is designed to last into the next century, it is a heavy roof and one of the most expensive options.
Robbins Roofing is available to answer all of your roofing questions. We are a quality roofer working in the greater Oklahoma City area with more than 60 years of experience. Visit us on Facebook to learn more about the different roof options we offer and how we can help you update the look of your home and improve curb appeal.