A roof replacement is a significant investment, which is why you need to take your time figuring out which material best suits your needs. Trying to pick one from the hundreds of choices on the market can be time-consuming, however.
So long as you know the qualities you’re looking for in a roof, picking a material shouldn’t be too hard. But to serve as an effective barrier against the elements, the material needs to have the right combination of qualities.
Naturally, you want to make sure your roof would be able to do its primary job of protecting your home from the elements. And, to do that, it would need to have exceptional durability.
When it comes to durability, slate and clay come on up on top of any list. Clay tiles and slate roofing can easily last decades and even a century in some cases. If durability is your number one priority, you can’t go wrong with any of these two.
Clay and slate tiles come with a rather hefty price tag, however. If you’re on a budget, you may want to choose a more cost-effective option. Keep in mind that you can’t compromise durability for the sake of staying within your budget as repairs and replacements may end up costing you more in the long run.
But finding a type of material that’s within budget and offers exceptional durability can be tricky. Asphalt shingles are a cost-effective option; they’re cheaper than most materials but still offer good durability. This may be one of the reasons why they’re such a popular option among homeowners.
If you decide to install clay and slate tiles, keep in mind that they’re not suitable for all types of houses. The tendency is that the more durable the material is, the heavier it is. As such, houses with clay and slate roofing will need additional structural support. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, can be installed on just about any type of house.
If you’re having doubts about which kind of material is the right one for your home, it’s best to consult a certified contractor.
R. Campbell Roofing, a GAF-certified residential roofing contractor, offers a wide range of roofing services, including roof replacements. To get a free estimate, call (937) 350-6645, or fill out this form.