Roofs come in a wide range of materials to choose from, and it can be difficult picking the right one for your home – especially if every roof seems like the right fit. In this post, our roofing experts at Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. share tips to help you pick the right roof for your home.
If what you’re looking for is a roof that’s easy on the budget but performs well, then we recommend you get a shingle roof. Asphalt is the most common material for this type of roof, and is a great choice if you want a roof that’s functional and economical.
Asphalt shingle roofs have an average life span of 15 to 20 years, are durable, and have respectable tolerance to the weather. Since they’re made of a readily available material, they’re also very easy to repair and replace.
Tile roofing is an alternative and upgrade to your common shingle roof. The most common material for tile roofs is clay, although slate is also available. Tile roofs are among the most attractive roofs available – even rivaling wood shake roofs in terms of aesthetics.
The main benefit of installing tile roofs though is their sheer durability. Since their made of a harder and more durable material, it can resist damage caused by hurricanes, earthquakes and other weather extremes. They are also one of the more long-lasting roofs, with an “average” life span between 50 to 70 years.
If you want a low-maintenance roof that has one of the longest roof life spans in the industry, then we recommend you install a metal roof on your home. It’s another alternative and upgrade to shingle roofs, and actually surpasses tile and slate roofing in most situations.
Metal roofs have comparable durability, weather tolerance and life span to tile and slate roof. What sets them apart is their higher energy efficiency, which is what makes them “green” roofs. Metal, as a material, naturally reflects heat from the sun. This keeps the roof cool during summer, which means you’ll spend less time artificially cooling your home and driving up your energy bills.
Let Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. help you pick the right roofing material for your upcoming roof installation or replacement. Call us today at (813) 257-9355 to learn more about our services. We install shingle, metal and tile roofing throughout Tampa, FL.