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Choosing the Right Roof Shingles for Your Home

If you’re in the process of replacing your roof or constructing a new one, you can choose from a wide range of roofing material types. Since there are a lot of roofing options, each with its advantages and drawbacks, you may be forgiven for feeling somewhat overwhelmed.

Shingles are popular as a roofing material type as it has several advantages regarding roof protection, durability, cost, ease of installation, and aesthetic appeal.

Roof shingles are available in a wide range of materials, styles, and colors. To make a decision, you don’t only have to take your roof type and property location into account, but also your personal preferences.

Choosing the Right Roof Shingles

There are many different roof shingle material types, including wood, tile, slate, metal, and asphalt. Each type differs in terms of weight, flexibility, ease of installation, appearance, and price.

As a rule, flatter roof slopes can accommodate heavier roof shingles. Appearance is also significant when choosing a roofing material. Wood and tile shingles, for example, offer a higher curb appeal than other shingles, but they are more expensive than, say, concrete shingles.

Asphalt is one of the material types that ticks almost all the boxes and that are, therefore, the most popular roof shingle type. Asphalt shingles also offer ample customization as there are two types available, namely organic and fiberglass. You can choose from a wide range of styles as well.

What Style Do You Prefer?

Considering the style of your home is essential for making an aesthetically sound choice. For example, a property with stucco siding looks great with tile shingles, while wooden shingles look best with brick homes.

Your Roof Color Means Everything

Unlike your property’s walls, and depending on the type of roof shingle you choose, you may not be able to paint your roof. You, therefore, have to spend some time thinking about the color of the roof shingle you choose.

Factors that you can keep in mind when deciding on a roof shingle color include your taste, energy-efficiency, and your property’s environment.

A dark roof tends to conduct a higher temperature down into the building than a lighter-colored roof. If you live in a colder area or have sufficient insulation and ventilation inside your house, this is often not an issue, however.

You also don’t want your property to stand out like a sore thumb. In many cases, opting for the most common roof color in your neighborhood is the sensible way to go.

Get in Touch!

Gotcha Covered Contracting are familiar with all the considerations for choosing roof shingles. We can help you decide on the best shingle material, brand, style, and color for your property.

Contact us today for a free roofing installation quote.

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