Whether you have a sloped or flat/low-slope roofing system, the time will come that you’ll need to replace it. When you need a new roof, you want to make sure the material you choose suits your home’s appearance and your local climate. There are also other considerations to make, such as weight, permits and installation requirements.
Use these tips to determine which roofing material to choose for your project.
Currently, asphalt shingles dominate homes in the U.S. Many people prefer this material due to its cost-effectiveness, durability and various style and color selection. Manufacturers embed asphalt shingles with protective granules for added defense against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. You can either get them in single-thickness or thicker, laminated variety. While laminated shingles come at a higher cost, they feature an attractive textured look and can last for at least 25 years when maintained properly.
Cedar roofs are ideal for individuals who wish to give their homes a more rustic look. This popular roofing material is available in attractive shades of browns, reds, golds and ambers. Even if you live in a humid location, a cedar roof will remain structurally sound and experience minimal shrinkage. It has natural preservatives for improved resistance to UV rays, insect damage and moisture. Strength is another thing you can count on this material since cedar is one of the toughest kinds of wood on the planet.
Today, more and more homeowners are investing in metal roofing systems. This roofing option is available in various options, including steel, copper, aluminum, copper and asphalt, and lead. Usually, contractors install lead and copper as shingles. Other variations are made into seamed roofs, which come in vertical lengths of metal, joined with solder. Moreover, a metal roof can improve your home’s energy efficiency and help reduce your monthly utility costs.
Let Hershey Exteriors, Inc help you choose the best roofing material for your home. We specialize in both flat and sloped or shingle roof installation. Give us a call at (302) 569-9039, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.