Choosing the correct roofing material for your home, whether you’re building a new home or upgrading an existing one, can be difficult. 

Aside from cost, each type of roofing material has its own set of advantages and downsides, so it’s critical that you grasp the benefits and drawbacks of each. Here are a few pointers from a disaster restoration expert to assist you in selecting the best roofing material.

  1. Budget

Roofing materials vary in cost per square foot. For example, slate roofing is a popular choice, but it is more expensive than metal or asphalt shingles. If you can afford high-end roofing, you can expect higher long-term value.

  1. Roof Style

You may also be limited by your roof’s profile in terms of material selection. Sloped roofs should be tiled or shingles. For bigger flat roof profiles, roofing specialists suggest ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) or membrane roofing.

  1. Maintenance

Will you need to repair your roof? What is routine maintenance? Will it need annual re-coating? How often will you require a roofer? How much does professional upkeep run? When picking a roofing material, take into account the upkeep.

  1. Local Building Codes

You don’t want to break local building codes or HOA rules. Out of concern for your roof’s performance, it will also make your property stand out in the community. Experts advise hiring a qualified local roofing contractor who is aware of local construction codes.

  1. Energy Efficiency

The correct roof might reduce your energy expenditures. Metal and asphalt shingles, for example, reflect the sun’s heat away from the attic rather than absorbing it and transferring it below. With a cool roof, your AC won’t have to work as hard to keep you cool. This can significantly reduce your energy bills.

  1. Home’s Style

Roofing materials can vary depending on your home’s style. Asphalt shingles are a reliable bet. Slate or tile roofs are ideal for traditional homes, whereas standing seam metal roofs and flat roofing materials are better for modern homes.

StormROOF Systems, LLC, a trusted storm damage specialist, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including roofing insurance claims processing assistance and disaster restoration repair services. To get a free inspection, call us at (470) 300-1768 or fill out our contact form.