The roofing elements are undoubtedly among the most vital parts of any property. So, whether you’re building a new house or upgrading the existing home with a roof repair project, it’s imperative that you give the choice of shingles the attention it deserves.
Picking roof shingle color, materials, and weight can be a stressful process, especially when you’re not entirely sure about the options. By the end of this simple guide, you’ll be ready to make the smartest selection.
Choosing The Right Material
Several materials are available for your roof shingles. Metal roofs are great for protection against the elements while both wood and slate shingles are possible alternatives. Unfortunately, neither of those options are particularly budget-friendly as the materials and installations will cost a lot.
Asphalt shingles are the most common solution by far. They offer excellent protection against the natural elements while they won’t break the budget either. Meanwhile, the versatility regarding style and color puts the homeowner in complete control of the decision-making process, encouraging a result that’s sure to produce smiles time and time again.
Choosing The Right Weight
The weight of your product may not feel like the most significant decision of the process. On the contrary, it has a telling impact on the overall outcome. A heavier weight means that more asphalt has been used, which naturally translates to a greater cost. However, the extra investment will extend the life of your roof.
Asphalt shingles are available as basic three-tab shingles. Alternatively, you can opt for a laminate shingle for a multi-dimensional appearance. A fiberglass layer is topped with the hot asphalt, which has color added to it while it cools. Depending on the weight of the shingles, your warranty could range from 20 years to 30 years. Finding a choice that suits your requirements and budgets is vital.
Choosing The Right Color
The range of colors on offer is one of the top-selling points of asphalt shingles. While the roof itself should look great, you must also ensure that it suits the color of the main property. A white home may want to use black or gray shingles while beige properties can use natural colors such as browns, weathered-grays, and wood esthetics.
Ultimately, there is an array of options out there ranging from the very basic to more complex ideas. While there is likely to be a slight variance in cost from one selection to the next, the material and weight will hold far greater influence.
What Else You Need to Know
Choosing the best shingles for your home is one thing. Unfortunately, they’ll fail to look or function as well as they should unless they are installed correctly. Therefore, it’s vital that you select a GAF Certified roofer to guarantee that the shingles are fitted correctly to provide years of quality service.
ARP Roofing & Remodeling is a local BBB accredited, a GAF Certified and a certified Owens Corning Preferred Contractor. ARP Roofing boasts a team of experts who are perfectly placed to talk you through the many options, provide a free quotation, and complete the work to the very best standards. Get your project started by calling us today.
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