Selecting the roofing material is the most crucial aspect of your new roof installation. Your choice of roof materials will determine the home’s look and how long the new roof will last.
Every client is different, and each of our roof installations and repairs considers Caldwell’s seasonal climate to protect all year round from sun, winds, and frost.
Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material in the country and the most cost-effective. When applied, these three-tab shingles formed with a fiberglass base produce an aesthetically pleasing irregular pattern.
Aside from their low cost, asphalt shingles are flexible. That makes them ideal for matching a roof’s expansion and contraction. Most asphalt shingle manufacturers will offer a 20 or 30-year warranty, and they’re often a homeowners association’s first choice for roofing. With a quality installation, asphalt shingles will last up to 30 years.
Metal Roofing Options
Metal roofs are another popular option for homeowners with interlocking aluminum or steel panels that look sleek and keep the rain and snow out. Metal roofs also provide a slick surface for snow to slide off in the winter, helping to alleviate the need to go up on the roof and shovel.
Contrary to popular opinion, a metal roof will not make a home hotter and could help to deflect the sun. Most of these roofs can last up to 50 years when properly installed.
For the eco-conscious, synthetic composite roofing shingles are another option for a new roof. These are “recycled” shingles made from recycled asphalt, fiberglass, clay, and paper.
The significant advantage of synthetic shingles is that they don’t crack or split apart even in considerable weather. They come in various colors and shapes and are easy to ship and install. Synthetic roofing shingles can last for up to 20 years and beyond.