Today you have a lot of materials to choose from when it comes to roof material. You have the natural options such as wood or slate and you also have the manufactured options like sheet asphalt, plastic polymer, and sheet metal. The right material can add to the distinctive style of your home, but they do come with their own advantages and disadvantages. Now the question to ask is, which product will be the best for you?
What To Look For When Choosing a Roof
- Are the materials “green”?
- How long is it supposed to last?
- How much of a slope is there?
- Is it capable of withstanding natural disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, etc?
- What’s the cost?
- Will it complement the exterior of your home?
Every roof is not right for every home. Different factors, such as the framing strength and the slope of the roof, have the possibility of limiting your options. You should look for a product that is able to withstand natural disasters that are particular to your area. For instance, if your home is in an area that is prone to having wildfires, it may be wise to go with something that has good fire resistance, such as asphalt.