If you’re building a new home or your existing home needs a new roof, you have some decisions to make. First, what roofing material would best meet your goals. Consider how long each material will last, the overall impact on curb appeal and how each will protect your home in Delaware.
Do you need help making the decision or installing your roof? The experienced roofers at Dynamic Remodel and Repair are ready to assist you. First, here are important facts and features on the five top roofing materials to choose from.
Many people are already familiar with asphalt shingles. Due to their low cost, they’re a very popular selection. They can last up to 20 years when you maintain them properly. You can’t go wrong with asphalt shingles if you want something that will stand up to rainstorms and heavy snow. Plus, you can easily replace damaged shingles without paying for a whole new roof.
Homeowners who choose wood shingles often want to achieve a rustic look. However, they’re also quite environmentally friendly. Further, since many potential buyers love the look of wood shingles, they may even increase your homes property value.
Keep in mind that wood shingles require more maintenance and have a higher upfront cost than asphalt shingles. You can expect wood shingles to last up to 30 years, which can help offset some of the upfront cost. You’ll also have to keep a lookout for moss and other plant growth that may develop on this natural material.
A metal roof can last up to 80 years, depending on the material, maintenance and other factors. While metal has a distinctive look, it hasn’t quite caught on for many home buyers. However, you can now buy metal roofing that mimics the look of wood and other roofing materials.
Metal roofs are easy to maintain but require a special skill set to install properly. So, make sure that you choose a reputable company with a track record of excellent metal roofing installations in Delaware.
Clay tiles give your home a Mediterranean accent. They are among the longest-lasting roofing materials, lasting more than 100 years in many cases. The clay won’t expand or shrink when the temperature changes and it resists moss and plant growth.
Keep in mind that clay tiles weigh much more than metal, wood or asphalt shingles. Therefore, you may need to reinforce the roof if you want to add clay tiles.
Slate is not recommended as a replacement roofing material. It’s among the heaviest materials and requires special framing considerations. Therefore, you might want to consider other roofing options unless you’re building a new home. Keep in mind that slate costs more money than any of the other roofing materials discussed. However, slate roofs are incredibly durable, lasting between 60 and 100 years. Slate is made of natural stone that has many nuances and color variations, ensuring that each slate roof has its own characteristics.
Contact Dynamic Remodel and Repair today for help selecting the right roofing materials for your home in Delaware. We offer comprehensive roofing services, including installation, repair and replacement services.