Roofing seems like a pretty straightforward decision, but did you know that you have options beyond traditional asphalt shingles? The type of roofing materials you pick can make a dramatic difference in your utility costs, future maintenance and repair costs, and protection from the elements. Roofing isn’t the best place to cut costs when it comes to home improvement.
So, what kind of roofing options are out there and which is the best? Well, a simple article can’t tell you which is best for you, but we can explain your options so that you know what to talk to your contractor about when it comes time to pick what kind of roof is right for your home!
Solar technology isn’t a new advancement, but it is becoming increasingly more popular. Over the course of time since solar was first introduced there have been countless new developments, one being solar tiles. These are a great option for homes in HOAs that forbid traditional solar panels.
Metal roofing can be made out of aluminum, zinc, copper, and stainless steel, but copper and aluminum are the most commonly used. Metal roofing is cheaper than concrete, but slightly more expensive than asphalt shingles. It is a good choice for snowy areas as the snow falls right off, however it is very loud in thunderstorms and is easily damaged in hail.
Stone Coated Steel
Stone coated steel is a great option for Wisconsin as it is made to withstand heavy weather like rain and snow and even protects against fire. It is cost effective, extremely durable, and often comes with a lifetime warranty!
Clay and Concrete
Clay or concrete tiles are able to withstand tornados, hurricanes, high winds, and even earthquakes. They are best for warm, dry conditions and will require more structure to hold the weight.
The most common roofing material is asphalt shingles. They are affordable and come in a variety of styles, colors and durability. Because there is so much variety when it comes to asphalt shingles, it’s best to discuss different kinds directly with your contractor!
Slate or rubber are durable to the elements like rain, snow, fire, and sun, however they are expensive and cannot bear a significant amount of weight without breaking. If you live in an area with a significant amount of hail, slate is not the best material for you as it is costly to install and repair.
Choosing a roof doesn’t have to be difficult when you’re working with a trustworthy and experienced contractor like the professionals at Elite Improvements. Each member of our staff is highly trained and come backed with many years of experience to provide the top roofing services available in and surrounding Burlington, Wisconsin!
If you need professional roofing replacements and repairs in Burlington, Union Grove, Sturtevant, Racine, Kenosha, Bristol, or anywhere surrounding, call Elite Improvements today for a free estimate!