When your roof is past its prime, it can be tempting to replace it with the latest version of the same thing, especially if it didn’t give you many problems until recently. But, with recent advancements, you might be missing out on the chance to boost your home’s functionality, energy efficiency and curb appeal. Take the time to explore your options so you can make the most of your investment.
A1 Roofing and Construction, your trusted roofing contractor, shares some tips.
When you intend to live in your home for many years, it’s always best to invest in roofing materials with longer life spans. While they usually have a steeper upfront cost, they are worth it in the long run. Metal, tile and architectural asphalt shingles, for example, can last up to 50 years with proper maintenance. As they are durable, they usually have a low lifecycle cost. This means they save you money over time.
Choose the Right Design
As a prominent feature of your exterior, your roofing system can dramatically affect the beauty of your home. This is why you need to pick the right profile, color and texture that will complement your home’s architectural style.
Fortunately, most roofing products are designed to imitate the look of original roofs. Asphalt shingles and metal, for instance, can look like wood, tile or even slate. This gives your home a distinctive character without straying from your budget.
Scrutinize the Performance
Not all roofs are created equal. Some are better at enduring heat and impact, while others excel in shedding rain and snow. Your choice of material should meet the demands of your climate so you can ensure reliable protection for your home throughout the years.
If you’re unsure of your choices, A1 Roofing and Construction can help you find the perfect roofing solution for your home. As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we are up-to-date with the latest industry trends. We also offer an extensive range of residential roofing options to suit your needs and budget. Call us at (401) 265-1019 to get started. We serve Tiverton, Newport, Providence and surrounding areas in Rhode Island.