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Roof Refresher: How to Choose the Best Roofing System for Your Home

The roof of our homes offers maximum protection from weather elements, add value to the home, and indoor comfort while boosting curb appeal. Therefore, a strong solid roofing system is to be desired. How do I know which roofing system is best for my home?  

Here are the various types of residential roofing systems and their benefits.

Asphalt 

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The asphalt roofing system is the most common and for clear reasons. 

  • Affordable
  • Easy to install
  • No worry of rust or corrosion
  • Areas of damage are easily replaced
  • Variety of colors and styles to choose from
  • Traditional look

Metal

More homeowners are leaning toward this roofing type because of the extended life span. Here are some other reasons it is becoming a wise choice.

  • Lightweight
  • Maximum rain and snow shedding
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmentally friendly 
  • Moss and fungus proof
  • Fire-resistant

Cedar 

For sophistication and attractiveness, look no further than cedar.

  • Excellent thermal insulation
  • Storm and weather resistant
  • Long-lasting
  • Pleasant smell
  • Repels insects
  • Damage resistance

Tile

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To ensure you will not need to replace your roof again, lean toward a tiled roof.

  • Long-lasting – nearly 100 years
  • Low maintenance
  • Durable
  • Impervious to rot and mildew
  • Resistant to water, frost, fire, wind
  • Beautiful and distinctive

Slate

The pinnacle of roofing materials.

  • Lifespan of up to 200 years
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Low maintenance
  • Durable
  • Energy efficient
  • Mold resistant

There are many reasons to take the time and consider a new roofing system. The benefits will be amazing as you move forward with the roofing project. Regardless of what type of system you decide on, many factors go into the decision process. Ponder on these factors as you begin your decision process: 

Roof Slope 

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The ability to drain water off of your roof successfully is a huge deciding factor. If water remains collected on your roof, with limited drainage, complications can easily occur. If the slope is minimal, consider a leak-resistant material to eliminate pooling water. 

Architectural Design

Choose a roofing system that matches the design of your home. A traditional home style may look best with asphalt shingles or metal. Is your home Colonial, European or French chateau designed? Opt for a darker color slate roof. Consider tile if your home is Mediterranean or Spanish-styled. A natural rustic home stands out with a cedar roofing system. 

Maintenance

Each type of roofing system offers a variety of maintenance commitments. Select the system carefully, depending on the future work you desire to put into keeping it working at its best. 

Weight

Tile and slate are much heavier options for roofing material than asphalt. Consider the frame of your home and how much weight it can hold. 

Price

Asphalt shingles are the most affordable, yet only last approximately 25 years. Tile and slate are expensive but last for decades. Make a choice your budget can support.

Selecting a new roof can be a scary and daunting task. Seek out the professionals at Elo Roofing in Palm Coast to assist in narrowing down the options of which system is best for you, your home, and your budget. We are here to help take the stress off of your shoulders and provide you with peace of mind. All our work is backed up by a 10 year workmanship warranty so you can trust us to get the job done right. Our goal is to provide you with the best bang for your buck without slashing the quality of materials or installation. Hire a team of local roofing experts you can trust

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