Roofing is such an important home improvement project that many homeowners are finding it increasingly difficult to decide on what material to get. Choosing siding replacement products is relatively easier as there are fewer material choices. Roofs, however, are a different story. Every roofing material has dozens of subcategories, and every specific type has its own list of pros and cons.
First, determine your working budget for the project. Choosing a specific range will help eliminate certain options right off the bat. For example, if you’re a little strapped for cash, you may want to reconsider choosing expensive materials, such as cedar shakes and stainless steel roofing. It’s also important to think about whether the new material will need frequent maintenance and roof repair visits to further help you arrive at a good decision.
Ultimately, your choice of material boils down to personal preference, but it still pays to understand a few of the basic roofing types.
- Asphalt shingles are affordable and durable, and come in a wide palette of styles and colors. Asphalt shingles are perhaps the most common type of roof across the nation. Because of this, you’ll find no shortage of roofers capable of installing it.
- Wood used to be the number one choice of material by both contractors and homeowners alike until newer and better roofing systems began to outperform it in terms of maintenance requirements and price. Regardless, wood remains to be one of the most sought-after roofs due to its unmatched visual appeal.
- Metal roofing systems are a recent development. They boast some of the longest-lasting materials available in the industry today. Installation of metal roofs requires contractors with specialized skills, which drive overall costs relatively higher.
Polar Builders Inc. is your leading provider of exterior remodeling and home improvement projects. We specialize in roof repairs and maintenance, siding replacement and door and window installation. Give us a call at (952) 679-8144, or fill out our online contact form to request a free inspection today. We serve all clients in Burnsville, MN.