Getting a new roof is a big job, so there are a lot of things to consider when you are choosing a new one. And because your roof is one of the most important parts of your entire home, if you are getting a new one, it needs to be the best.
A roof should last you at least 20 years, depending on where you live. Certain areas that experience more severe weather conditions may need to do it more often.
If the roof you are replacing didn’t last as long as it was intended, that is the first place to start. Pick different materials for the next one.
Choosing Your New Roof
There are many different things to consider when replacing your roof, but there are a few main ones.
Most roofing material is made of asphalt shingles, but you can also get wood, slate, ceramic tiles, concrete, metal, or a combination of materials. The asphalt shingles are the most common type used, and they last a long time. They are also very affordable.
It will also make a difference in how your house will look. While that might matter, it’s important to pick the materials that will best protect your roof and your home.
The types of materials you choose will give your roof the durability it needs. Even if you are not planning on living in the house for the next 20 years, you don’t want to skimp on the roof. Get it done well and that will help with your selling price.
Type of Roof
Most roofs are slanted or have varied levels. A larger roof will need more coverage, and that will cost more. Some houses may not be able to withstand the weight of certain materials.
The slope of your roof can handle certain materials better than a flat roof or even sections of a flat roof. If there are flat sections to your roof, then the materials there will be limited.
There is no getting around the fact that a new roof is going to be expensive. But you can get a great roof without going broke. There are certain materials that are going to be much more expensive than others.
Don’t get yourself talked into something that is beyond your budget for the sake of how it will look. You want your house to look nice, but you don’t need to spend too much getting there.
Remember that the most expensive does not mean it is the best. It just means it is the most expensive. You can get a perfectly good shingle roof within your budget and get a great roof that will last for many years.
The Roofing Company
The roofing company you choose will also make a big difference in the outcome of your new roof. All roofing contractors are not alike. You need to get a professional who will do the job right, on time, and within the agreed-upon budget.
Here, again, money matters. The most expensive contractor doesn’t make them the best. Choose carefully when you are looking for your roofing team. Always ask about insurance, warranties, clean up, and get it all in writing on your contract.
For almost 30 years, Pyramid Roofing Company has been serving the Kansas City area. Since 1992, we have professionally installed over 35,000 new roofing systems for homeowners and businesses all over Kansas City, on budget, and on time.
Contact us today with any questions you may have about choosing a new roof or to book an appointment. Don’t leave your biggest asset to chance.