How to Choose a Roof for Your Home

Whether you are building a new home or simply upgrading the roof of your current home, you may be overwhelmed with the roofing choices you have. Before you make your decision, there are several things you should take into consideration.

Questions to Ask Before You get a New Roof

First, there are some cosmetic considerations. You'll want roofing that complements the current style and color of your home. Secondly, you'll want to consider whether or not your selected style will work with your current roof framing. You don't want it to be too heavy. It also needs to have the proper slope for your home.

Next, be sure your selection meets the building codes in your neighborhood. Your home owner's association may have rules for roofing as well. Another consideration is just how durable the roofing material is. You want it to last, and you also want to know whether or not it will stand up to severe weather such as hurricanes.

Finally, you'll want to decide how important using recyclable and eco-friendly materials are to you, and maybe the most important consideration is cost. Will it fit your budget and will the cost fit the value of your home? Once you've answered these questions, you'll know you have made the right choice for your home.

Types of Roofs to Select from for Your Home

Roofs come in many colors and materials. Here are the most common materials:

  • Shakes and Singles - both wood
  • Concrete Tile
  • Slate
  • Plastic Polymer
  • Metal
  • Clay Tile
  • Asphalt Composition Shingles

No matter the roofing type you select, a professional can help you determine the right option for you and your home. If you're looking for a roofing contractor, contact Paramount Building today!