Residential Roofing: 4 Non-Aesthetic Factors to Consider

Jul 12, 2021Blog, Residential, Roofing

The aesthetic appeal of your roof is not the only thing to consider when installing a new roofing system. Durability and weather resistance are also important factors, especially if you live in areas that experience frequent storms.

The creativity in selecting materials for your home’s exterior can be daunting because many aspects must be considered before making an informed decision.

At Burford Roofing & Construction, we’re here to share a few non-aesthetic factors to consider when choosing a material for your roof.

 

Weight

Very few people take the importance of roofing materials into account, but it is relevant. A lightweight roof can significantly decrease the cost of roofing installations. Picking a lighter material than your current roofing material can prevent you from having to spend too much on its replacement. The leading lightweight roofing materials are asphalt shingles and metal roofing. These materials are highly durable, so you won’t need to worry about further work for years to come.

 

Durability

The roof you choose for your home should be durable and able to stand up against the elements. Durability is one of the most important considerations when choosing a material. Still, there are also other factors like where in America you live or what kind of weather patterns exist in those areas.

Strong winds, extreme temperatures, insect infestations, torrential downpours, and the risk of fire are possible anywhere in the United States. Homeowners should opt for a roofing system that can tolerate all kinds of weather conditions but one which is also optimal for the unique climate challenges of their environment.

 

Maintenance

One of the most important aspects of being a homeowner is caring for your roof. Not only will this protect you from leaks, but it can also prevent any serious damage to your home and belongings that come with an old roof or improper shingles/flashing installation.

You should periodically check your roof to see if it requires any repairs, especially after stormy weather. You can save some money on maintenance costs by choosing a low-maintenance roofing material such as metal or slate roofing that stands up against tough weather conditions and still look great on top of any house.

 

Energy Efficiency

Your home’s roof has a direct impact on how energy-efficient your home is. To keep heating and cooling costs low, you’ll want to have one that blocks the sun’s heat from entering your house in the summer months with highly reflective materials like metal panels.

Materials like ceramic or clay tiles can also provide added ventilation through the air pockets fitted in the material. Roofing materials like cedarwood are fantastic additions to keeping your home warm during the cold winter season.

 

If you need some help choosing the right roofing material for your home, get in touch with the Burford Roofing & Construction team today for a free consultation.

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