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The Search for the Best Roofing Material – Part 1: Defining What is Best

By October 16, 2015August 26th, 2016No Comments

When you’re looking for a new roof, you’ll naturally want to get the best one for your home. What a lot of homeowners don’t realize, however, is that there is no one true best roofing material out there because what is “best” is relative to your needs and the climate requirements of the area you live in. Finding the best roofing material is a matter of taking into consideration a few factors, like:

Durability

Because your roof is tasked with protecting your home, you’re going to need it to be durable enough to withstand anything the elements can dish out. Using your local climate as a guide, you should go over your options to see which one will be best suited for your home, checking for performance against extreme temperature, for starters. Just because a roofing material looks tough doesn’t mean it has what you’re looking for, so don’t go by appearances alone.

Style

One of the best things about roofing materials today is that they offer a wide range of options to address whatever preferences you might have. While exact choices available will vary from roofing material to roofing material, you can be assured that there will still be more than enough options for you to consider once you’ve zeroed in on a roofing material that you like. For best results, always choose roofing material in a style that will complement your home’s existing design and color scheme.

Energy Efficiency

With concerns over energy costs growing, more and more homeowners are paying attention to making their homes more energy-efficient, including energy efficiency in their considerations when choosing a new roof. As an energy-efficient roof helps a home’s HVAC system, cutting back on energy use, which can translate to savings down the line for a homeowner.

Cost

Whether or not you have to work within a budget, you can’t do away with taking into consideration cost because it affects how much value for money a roofing material is able to offer you. A lot of people believe that you get what you pay for, and they are generally correct, but this doesn’t mean that the most expensive option is automatically the best one for you. Again, the best roofing material is one that will address your needs the most.

In the next part, we’ll be discussing two of the roofing material choices available to you: asphalt shingles and slate. Head on over to Part 2 of this blog series to learn more!