Deciding On Roofing Material

Posted on Wednesday, 10th September 2014

Important Factors To Consider When Deciding On Roofing Material

Installing a new roof or having a roof replaced often requires making a decision with regard to roofing material. As such, it is important to consider several key factors that must be addressed when choosing the best roofing material for a particular application. The good news is that there are many varieties of roofing material available today that widely available. Taking the time to consider all options can ultimately result in a more successful finished product.

Affordability And Long-Lasting

The primary considerations when choosing roofing material include maintenance concerns, overall durability, general cost considerations and architectural style and design concerns. One choice in particular with regard to roofing material that is quite popular because of its affordability and long-lasting reliability is asphalt shingles. Economical and affordable, asphalt shingles are an excellent choice for ranch-style homes that require roofing materials on a budget. Best of all, asphalt shingles come in many colors, styles and designs.

Usable Lifespan

Often costing just a few dollars per square foot, asphalt shingles can last more than 30 years. With that said, there are many variables that can affect the lifespan of asphalt shingles. From climate conditions to the level of maintenance that is performed, asphalt shingles can vary in their usable lifespan.

Another excellent product that is often chosen by homeowners is wood shake roofing. This provides a more stylish and traditional look and is frequently offered in cedar wood. Wood shake roofing is highly wind resistant and has a lifespan in excess of 30 years. It is an excellent choice for various styles of homes as well as cottages. Wood shake roofing is considerably more expensive than other types of roofing material but is often well worth the expense.

Fire Resistant And Impervious To Insects

Finally, tile roofing such as ceramic and clay tiles are an excellent option for those living in warm climates and that have a southwestern style home. They are considered extremely durable and can last over half a century. Fire resistant and impervious to insects and weather, tile roofing is an excellent choice for those looking for long-term durability. As a note, clay tile roofing is very heavy and can affect the structure of a building. Work with your contractor when determining what type of roofing material is best.

Contact Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling today to learn more about Phoenix roofing services and material.

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