Your roof isn’t just there to protect your home; it also contributes to around 40% of your home’s curb appeal. With these in mind, there’s a few things to consider when you’re ready to switch to a new residential roofing material. Universal Roofing and Exteriors discusses more.
Roof Life Span
The operating life span of your roof is the first thing you need to consider carefully if you want to make the most out of your new investment. If you’re not planning to stay on your property for more than 20 years, roofing materials with shorter life spans, such as asphalt, offer a better return of investment.
In contrast, we recommend switching to a metal roof if you have no plans of selling your home in the near future. Metal roofing has an “average” operating lifespan of 50 years in contrast to asphalt’s 15-25 life span. Sturdier roofing is always the better and more economical choice if you plan to stay in your house for a longer time.
As previously mentioned, your roof does contribute to your home’s aesthetics, so it only follows that you should choose a material that complements your home’s architectural style. The good news here is that your choices aren’t restricted since many roofing materials now come in different styles, designs, and color palettes.
Just make sure the material you choose respects your architectural style; classic materials like asphalt and tile work best for traditional homes, whereas metal and flat roofing suit contemporary and ultra-modern homes better.
Quality of the Roofing Material
Never skimp on your roofing material, and never base it on price alone. Remember that your roof will be protecting and bringing out the beauty in your home, so always go for the higher quality materials. As a GAF Master Elite™ Roofing contractor, we offer top-of-the-line roofing systems that are guaranteed to look good and perform well for a long time.
Need roof repair or replacement done? Give us a call at (317) 257-0779 for more information on our services. We offer professional residential roofing throughout Zionsville and other parts of Indiana.