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5 Tips for Picking the Right Roofing Material

Getting a new roof is really expensive, but you want to make sure that you get it done right. The material that you pick is one of the biggest factors in the lifespan of the roof. You should work with roofing experts to pick a material that is right for your home. You can also take into account these tips for picking a roofing material for your home:

  1. Climate

Consider where you live when you pick out your roofing material. Certain types of roofing perform better in cooler climates, while others were made for the warmer climates. Composition shingles, for example, are susceptible to fire damage, thermal shock and wind damage, so they do better in cooler areas.

  1. Style

You also have to think about what you like. This material should theoretically last your lifetime, so you want to make sure that you really like how it looks. A metal roof will give off a much different style than wood shakers, for example.

  1. Product Cost

While it may not be fun to think about your budget, it is an important factor. You need to find something that is high quality, but still stays within the budget that you have set.

  1. Installation Requirements 

You also have to think about the installation requirements. Now this is something that you will want to talk to a contractor about. They will be able to tell you what types of materials cost more to install because of the added labor.

  1. Weight

Finally, you should consider the weight of the material. You do not want to add too much weight to your roof. The framing that is in place will have certain weight restrictions that you will probably want to stay within.



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