The performance of your roofing system depends mainly on two factors: the quality of the installation and the type of material used.
Different roofing materials have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages, and finding a system that is 100% right for the unique needs of your home should be your priority. Here are a few tips from our roofing specialists at V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. on how to choose the perfect material for your roof replacement.
Consider the Climate
Don’t hesitate to ask your local roofing contractor about which roofing materials work best in your climate. Asphalt shingles are usually classified according to their resistance abilities. Some products have high impact resistance, making them ideal for homes that experience frequent hailstorms. Others may have better waterproofing, wind-damage resistance or overall durability. The climate you have should help guide your decision in choosing a roof material.
Consider the Cost
Certain types of roofing will be more expensive than others, but cost isn’t a reliable indicator of performance. Once you’ve narrowed down your list of candidates according to the requirements of your climate, it’s time to look at the price tags. Talk to your roofing contractor and ask for recommendations about which products strike the right balance between quality and cost.
Consider the Installation
Metals may need less frequent roof repair jobs and are more durable, but you will need certified roofers to install a metal roof. This can drive the cost of replacements considerably. On the other hand, asphalt shingles are less complicated to install compared to metal which could mean less expensive labor, but asphalt shingle roofs don’t last as long as metal.
At V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc., we can help you find a roofing material that offers the perfect balance between performance, cost and ease of maintenance. Give us a call at (203) 639-1634 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today.