Which Roof Material is the Best Choice for Your Roof?

OK, so it’s time to replace your homes roof. Perhaps you’ve lived in your home for some time or maybe you just purchased a new home with the knowledge that it was going to require some “fixing up”. Your choice of materials and styles of roofing have never been greater, and your choice should take in to consideration a number of factors which we will discuss below. When the time does come to replace your home’s roof Bowles Roofing will be there to assist you in determining the best roof solution for your home and budget.

Keys to Consider When Choosing Your Homes Roof Material

Replacing your roof is one of the more significant investments you’ll ever make. Therefore, it should not be made without first evaluating several factors such as:

  • How long will the roof I choose last? What is the life expectancy of the materials you choose for your new roof? How long do you plan to stay in the home? If your plans are to remain in the home for a long time then choose a roof material that will provide lasting protection from the kinds of weather we are accustomed to here in Florida.
  • What is the slope of your roof? While you may prefer shingles over other materials if your roof has a low slope shingles are not always the best choice. For roofs with low slopes, single-ply membranes, and metal roofing options will be a better choice of material. This is because these kinds of roof materials allow for better water-shedding when a roof has a low slope. For roofs with a steeper slope such as gable, sawtooth, hip or bonnet styles, shingles are an excellent choice and will have no trouble allowing water shedding.
  • Based on your homes roof type, make sure it is structurally capable of handling the weight of the materials you are considering. In some cases, usually in older homes, it may be necessary to strengthen the structural integrity of the home to safely use certain materials. A licensed and qualified roofing professional can assess your homes structure and give you the proper advice regarding the weight it can bear.
  • If you are concerned about being Eco-Friendly you may want to examine Metal Roofing options. Metal Roofing materials are often made from recycled materials. Metal roofs are extremely durable, have a longer service life than other materials, up to 50 years, and are extremely energy efficient as they have reflective surfaces. This reduces the absorbed heat and requires less energy to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Another advantage is that metal roofs are not combustible which could even lower your insurance premiums.

A Trustworthy Roofing Contractor in Tallahassee

Bowles Roofing is your trusted friend in the roofing business in Tallahassee and the surrounding area. With over 28 years’ experience, and an A+ rating from the BBB, you can count on Bowles Roofing to provide the highest quality roof repair or replacement services for both residential and commercial roofing of all types, including shingles, flat roofs, metal and tile roofs. We hope you never experience an emergency that requires our services, but if you should, make Bowles Roofing your first call! Please find out more about us at http://rooferstallahasseefl.com/