One of the biggest decisions you have to make when replacing your roof is picking the material. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming. While you need to use your intuition, you should approach decision-making as objectively as possible. If you ask Dynamic Roofing Concepts, here are four factors to consider when selecting your replacement roofing material:
Almost every architectural style commands a particular kind of roof. Most traditional homes use slate or tile while modern ones are big on metal. If you’re aiming for historical accuracy, you ought to know and follow the norm. That said, architecture doesn’t stop evolving. In most cases, you can use an alternative roofing solution as long as it replicates the look of the original. A good case in point is asphalt shingles, which is a popular substitute to costly and high-maintenance wood shakes.
Any experienced roofing contractor would tell you to pay attention to the slope of your roof. Less pitch means less drainage efficiency. Generally, flat-roofed structures require single-ply membranes to prevent leaks despite prolonged, standing water. Shingling them is usually ill-advised when you don’t have much roof pitch because the water can easily penetrate the gaps.
Think about the weight of the replacement product too. If you buy a material heavier than your existing one, your home might have to undergo structural adjustments to support the additional load. In turn, the cost of labor would increase. Also, hefty materials are typically harder to install, requiring more time to lay them down and fasten.
Any roofer would say that the material accounts for most of your roof replacement budget. Since products have varying price points, be particular about your choice. Fortunately, you can explore different financing options to avoid settling for less due to insufficient funds.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts specializes in a variety of materials for high- and low-slope roofs. We have partnerships with Admirals Bank and Wells Fargo to help you make your home improvement expenses more manageable. To talk about a Florida roof replacement project, call us at (813) 257-9355 today and get a free estimate in Tampa, FL, or any nearby communities.