Roof Renovations: What Is The Best Roof Material?
When it comes to improving your home, one of the most straightforward things that you can do is invest in a roof renovation by enlisting the help of a reputable company such as APEX Roofing.
It is a brilliant idea because it accomplishes two things every homeowner should strive for after a renovation has been completed.
Firstly, it massively improves the design of your property – your exterior design and curb appeal will go through the roof, pardon the pun!
Secondly, adding a new roof can be excellent for the value of your home. It will definitely increase, which is always nice to know when you’re renovating.
However, one key question to ask before renovating your roof: what is the best material to use? Here are a few of the top options, along with their pros and cons:
Slate tiles are very popular in some countries, but less so in others. You might see them in more modern or expensive homes because they can look pretty fancy.
The key benefit of slate is that it’s so durable.
The strength of the material means it can last the test of time and stand up to all weather conditions with ease. But, here are some other pros:
- Easy to maintain
- A good choice of natural colors
- Excellent at regulating temperatures
- Very long lifespan
On the flip side, some of the main cons are:
- High installation costs
- Quite a heavy material that might mean extra support is needed in your roof
If you’re looking for a very modern option, metal roofing could be for you. It is sometimes simply referred to as steel roofing because this is the metal of choice.
While these roofs might look modern, they’ve actually been around for centuries. And, with these benefits, it’s easy to see why:
- Easy to maintain
- Very durable
- Extremely lightweight
- Can be recycled when replaced
- Great at retaining heat and reflecting it when necessary
- Lots of colors
These are all great advantages, and metal roofing doesn’t really have that many cons. As you can see from the downsides below, pretty much all of these are easy for you to cope with/solve:
- Hard to install
- Might warp if not properly installed, which is why expert metal roofing installers should be used
- Doesn’t do a good job of soundproofing, so added soundproofing is required
Asphalt Shingles Roofing
Most homes around the country will opt for this roofing type. Why? Mainly, asphalt shingles are very affordable.
They represent a low-cost way to install an extremely durable roof, so many builders choose to use this material.
Moreover, you can enjoy the following benefits when opting for this roofing material:
- Very low-maintenance
- Can be recycled after use
- Lots of color choices
These pros also come with cons, such as:
- A shorter lifespan than most roofing materials
- Could be damaged by certain weather conditions, such as high winds
- Colors have a tendency to fade
Which roofing material is the best for you?
Well, it largely depends on your budget. If you can’t afford some of the better options, asphalt shingles are still a fine choice.
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However, if you want a premium roof that lasts for a long time, metal or slate roofs are probably the better options.
So, what do you think is the best roof material?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.