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Which Roanoke Roofing Material is Right For Your Home?

[April 2, 2014 at 2:31 pm]  

cedar shigles 225x300 Which Roanoke Roofing Material is Right For Your Home?When you’re replacing your Roanoke roofing, the first decision you’ll have to make is which type of roofing material to use. A number of factors will go into this decision, including your budget, your energy efficiency needs, and the style and architecture of your home. You should consider the decision very carefully. This can’t be changed very easily, or very cheaply, and your roofing is a crucial part of your home’s structure.

 

Our Roanoke roofing specialists can help you with this decision and go into more of the details of each type and your specific roof. But here are a few things that you can keep in mind when trying to decide:

 

Your home’s structural design.

 

The first thing to consider is how your home is built. You’ll want to look at what professionals call the “pitch” of your roof. The “pitch” is the angle of your roof’s slope. A higher pitch is a steeper slope. If you have a lower pitch, there are some materials you can choose that will help out with the draining of water. The flatter your roof, the more help you’ll need from your Roanoke roofing material.

 

Also look at any chimneys, pipes, or roof intersections (where two angles of the roof meet). Anything that causes a break in the roof lining will make the job more difficult and probably more expensive. You should take these things into consideration when you’re planning your budget.

 

The aesthetic style and design of your home.

 

You’ll also want to consider how the Roanoke roofing material will match (or not match) your home’s design. You probably wouldn’t want to install cedar shakes, for instance, on a southern colonial home. But cedar shakes work well with plenty of styles and will add a rustic, natural look to the design. Asphalt shingles are the most aesthetically versatile material, and they’ll look fine on nearly any style of home. That’s part of what makes them the most popular roofing material, along with their…

 

Cost and efficiency.

 

Asphalt shingles are the cheapest roofing material you’ll find, and, not just for that reason, they’re the most popular. Cost is an important factor consider, especially if you have a limited budget, but so is efficiency. Asphalt shingles won’t last as long as some other materials, so you could end up saving money in the long run by spending a bit more upfront.

 

Overview of materials:

 

Asphalt shingles, as we stated above, won’t last as long as other materials. However, they are usually still a cost-effective option. Asphalt shingles are easy and relatively inexpensive to repair and replace.

 

Cedar shakes are more expensive, but they can last up to 30 years or more. And they can be stained or painted to change their appearance to match your home.

 

Concrete tile roofing is increasing in popularity. It’s very durable and can help out a lot with energy efficiency.

 

Metal roofing, which is available in many different types of metal, can also help with energy efficiency if it’s properly installed. And with proper maintenance, metal roofing can last a lifetime.

 

If you’re looking for a Roanoke roofing company, call us today at (540) 357-1454 or fill out our online request form.

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