Davis Roofing: Article About New Residential Roofing Choices For Homeowners
Usually there is no urgency for a homeowner to select a new roof. Therefore, it's recommended that homeowners who have decided that it's more cost effective to have a new roof installed take their time to weigh all options before making a final selection. A Davis roofing professional can help homeowners with this process by presenting the information they need to make a well informed decision when it comes to the type of roof that best fits their preferences and budget.
The selection of shingles is just as important as any other roofing choice a homeowner needs to make. Ideally, shingles should match the trim or at least complement the exterior color of the home. Choices include either a single color or a combination of matching colors. It's also a good idea for homeowners to consider the colors used on the majority of the homes in their neighborhood to avoid issues with home value or homeowners' association guidelines.
The next choice a homeowner opting for a new roof will have to make is what type of shingles they want. Asphalt shingles tend to be the most popular choice. If a homeowner opts for coated asphalt shingles meeting Energy Star standards, they may earn a rebate. Well maintained asphalt shingles have a lifespan ranging from 20 to 30 years.
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Wood shingles, on the other hand, can last around 50 years if well cared for over the years. Wood shingles also have a natural look that tends to add aesthetic appeal to a roof. Slate shingles and tile shingles are more expensive options. However, they are equally durable when properly maintained. Plastic polymer shingles are a low-maintenance alternative designed to resemble wood shakes or slate.
When it comes to the overall roof system, homeowners will need to decide whether or not any of the existing roof structure can be saved. If substantial deterioration has occurred, it's generally more cost-effective to start from scratch by replacing the underlying structures. If the structures that support a roof are weak, the overall integrity of the roof will likely be compromised, increased the odds of roof collapse at some point in the future.
Homeowners will want to consider factors like how much sunlight hits their roof, what kind of weather is typically experienced in their area and how much debris is likely to make it onto their roof when deciding on an overall design. If an older roof is being replaced, homeowners aren't limited to the exact same roof design in terms of slopes and angles. If, for instance, a neighborhood was tree-lined when the last roof was installed and it now has more sun exposure, a roof with protective layering and coated shingles to compensate for extra sun exposure makes sense.