If you are planning to have a new roof put on your home in the not-too-distant future, you may have already started conducting some research. This is smart! The more you know about the products that are currently on the market, the more well-informed your final decision will be. It can, however, be a bit overwhelming to try to sort through all of the options that are available to today’s homeowners. There are dozens of different roofing materials and styles being sold right now.
Fortunately, guides like this one are designed to simplify the process. As you continue reading, you will see information about some popular roofing materials. Each description will help you understand more about the option and why it may (or may not) be the right fit for your upcoming project. By the time you reach the end, you should have a better idea of what roofing material is best-suited to your wants and needs.
- Asphalt shingles – Despite the number of roofing materials that are available today, asphalt shingles are still used on about 75% of the homes in America. This is because they are affordable, relatively durable, and come in a number of colors to fit just about any home style. There are even architectural asphalt shingles that have a three-dimensional appearance for added visual interest. One issue worth noting for coastal Carolina homeowners; asphalt shingles can require more frequent replacement if they regularly come into contact with saltwater or salt air.
- Metal – Once used primarily for commercial buildings and farm structures, metal roofing is becoming increasingly popular among residential homeowners. Properly installed metal roofs can last well over 50 years, which is great for people who don’t enjoy roofing projects. Furthermore, this material can survive hurricane-force winds, which is appealing to many of our clients throughout the Carolinas.
- Cedar – Cedar roofing has a rustic look and is especially popular among people who live in mountainous areas, such as around Asheville, NC. Some of the key benefits of cedar are that it resists insects, does not hold moisture, isn’t damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and can survive strong winds. In short, cedar has a lot of perks! It can, however, be a bit pricey and it doesn’t look right on every style of home. If, however, you are intrigued by cedar roofing, you should definitely research it further before discounting it.
- Ceramic tiles – Tile roofing, like cedar, looks best on certain types of homes; in this case, coastal or Mediterranean style houses are well-suited. Tile roofs add tremendous aesthetic appeal to your home, making it stand out even in the most unique neighborhoods. There are hundreds of different combinations of tile colors and sizes, so you’re sure to find something you love if you decide to invest in this kind of roof.
To learn more about any of these roofing options and to get a quote for your upcoming project, call the team at Hatch Homes. We’re roof experts and would love to handle your exterior renovation. We know how important a good roof is to make sure you have a happy, healthy home, so we’ll make sure the job is done right the first time.