The roof is an important part of your home. It’s important to choose your roof carefully so it will match the style of your home and your personal style, as well. When you are having a roof replacement done, you do not have to choose the same style of shingles for the new roof. This is the perfect time to shake things up, make a change and take your home to the next level.
Asphalt shingles have been in use for the better part of a century. Newer versions are laminated so they’re heavier, offer greater wind resistance and a great, three-dimensional look. They are the most affordable option for a new roof and they will help you blend in nicely with the neighbor’s homes.
If you could care less about blending in with the neighbors and want a natural, earthy look, then wood shingles might be for you. They are typically made from cedar, redwood or southern pine. They will blend with the landscape and can drastically change the look of your home. If you have a log cabin style home or one with wood shake siding, wood shingles could be the best choice for you. Be aware that wood requires more maintenance to prevent fungus and discourage insects. It is also banned in some areas by local building codes.
Metal roofs are not very common and most people think of farmhouses when they see them. But they are an excellent choice that can change the look of your home and make you stand out from the surrounding houses. If you love the sound of rain dropping on a metal roof and like the look of long, vertical lines, then metal may be the way to go. Metal roofs are also a good choice for homes in Oklahoma City that may face severe weather throughout the year.
Homes with Spanish-influenced architecture practically demand a clay tile roof. The tiles are usually curved, but you can also choose flat tiles for English- and French-inspired architecture. There are hundreds of different colors to choose from and they can make the house look well balanced. Clay also provides a natural look that may appeal to your sense of style. One thing to keep in mind is that the roof may require additional reinforcement to handle the additional weight.
Robbins Roofing offers several different roofing products. Regardless of the type of architecture your home has, we have a roofing choice that will complement it and make it look fantastic. To get more information about our available roofing options, visit us on Facebook.