Do you need a new roof for your home and wonder which roofing material is the most durable? When choosing new material to reroof your home, consider these important questions:
What is the best roofing material for my house that will meet my needs?
How long will the roofing material last in this climate?
Do I want to go green?
How much do I want to spend?
Will the new roofing material save money on energy bills?
Asphalt Shingles and Your Home
Asphalt shingles provide a less expensive option for reroofing a house, but they don't last as long as other roofing material. Asphalt shingles last approximately 15 years and are prone to hail and wind damage. Asphalt shingles are a petroleum product and are not considered green when manufactured, which means they aren't made of a sustainable resource. However, these shingles can be recycled.
Metal roofing is much more durable than asphalt shingles, according to C&T Siding, and has a life of approximately 50 years. Metal roofing is more expensive than asphalt shingles, but the cost is comparative because the roof lasts so much longer and is less likely to be damaged by winds and hail and need expensive repairs.
Over the years, a metal roof won’t require a lot of maintenance. Consider this fact when deciding on which roofing material you want for your home. Metal roofs also make your home more energy efficient because of their insulating quality. Speak with a roofing professional at C&T Siding for more information on a metal roof’s great insulation properties.
Metal roofing is considered to be green because the metal panels are recyclable. Most metal roofing panels are manufactured with recycled metal as well. By installing a metal roof, you may qualify for a federal or state tax credit for choosing a green building material.
Shake or Slate Roofs
In the past, slate roofs were one of the most expensive roofing options. However, with a composite synthetic shake or slate roofing materials, the cost of these roofs is much lower, according to C&T Siding’s roofing professionals. Synthetic shingles are long-lasting, are very storm-resistant, and closely resemble real slate or wood shingles. This roofing material is also very low maintenance.
At C&T Siding, we are the leading source for quality home improvement in western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Since 1987, our highly trained professionals have built a sterling reputation for honesty, integrity, and quality. We offer our customers the full range of home improvement projects and expert advice from start to finish.
Call us at 651-483-6146 to schedule an appointment for a free estimate.