There are many reasons it might be time to think about choosing a new roof. Maybe your new roof is for a house that you are building. Or perhaps you are choosing a new roof for your existing home — either for aesthetic reasons or because it needs repair work. But whatever the reason for choosing a new roof, you should be aware that you have several options.
Choosing a New Roof: How Much Should I Spend?
There are many factors to consider when choosing a new roof. Probably the most important of these is the material. But before considering your options, there are many other considerations when choosing a new roof that can affect the cost. Among these are:
- If you are remodeling, what is the condition of the roof you are replacing? The more damaged your old roof, the more difficult it can be to replace
- What is the state of the structures that need to stay on your roof? Replacing or repairing support structures that will help support your new roof can add to the expense
- What shape will your new roof be? A roof with many peaks and valleys, multiple levels, and lots of chimneys, skylights, or other roof “breaks” will naturally be more expensive than more straightforward jobs.
All of these should be considerations when choosing a new roof, but an experienced company like EC Roofing will be happy to provide you with a free estimate.
Choosing a New Roof: Materials
When choosing a new roof, one of the most important considerations is the material. Before looking at some of the options, it is crucial to understand that not every material suits every roof. The material used will depend on the angle and shape of the roof, as well as the weight of the material you have chosen. That said, some of the most common materials are:
- Asphalt. Asphalt is the most common material used in roofing as it is easy to install and relatively inexpensive
- Wood. Wooden tiles are attractive and have as long a life as asphalt, but tend to cost around twice as much, and are prohibited in some parts of the country due to fire codes
- Metal. Metal is extremely durable, but also can be quite a bit more expensive than other roofing options
- Tile. Here you might think of classic Spanish roofs with curved tiles, which are attractive and durable, but also more costly and heavier than other options
- Slate. Slate roofs are the “gold standard” among roofers as they can last more than a century, but they are also costly and very heavy.
Get Your Free Estimate Today
When you are choosing a new roof, the critical factor is knowing all of your options. The team at EC Roofing is here to advise, and will gladly provide you with a free estimate to help make your dream roof a reality! Contact the roofing professionals at EC Roofing by calling 410.237.8046 today!