Roofs come in a plethora of materials to choose from and it can be difficult picking the best one when each material has its own strengths. As your local roofing company, Ken Morton and Sons LLC can help you pick the right material for your home.
In this post, we share a few tips and reminders that will help you pick the right roof for your home.
Keep the weather in mind when you’re selecting materials for your roof, as some materials perform better in certain conditions than others. Asphalt, for example, is the best all-round material for all seasons, as it has high durability and resilience to all forms of weather. It’s more water resistant, too – something wood roofs need help with through treatments.
Deciding how long you want your roof to last depends on how long you’re planning to stay in your home. Asphalt, again, is the best option if you haven’t really decided whether to stay in your property or sell it in the future. It has an average life span of 15 to 25 years, which is more than enough for most homeowners.
Our team of roofers recommend metal if you want a more long-lasting roof. It’s one of the few “lifetime” roofs, thanks to its combination of sheer durability, higher weather tolerance and long service life of around 50 to 70 years.
Don’t Forget the Looks
The roof is one of the most noticeable parts of your home, so it’s important to factor its looks in, on top of functionality. Wood remains the most attractive option, and few can match it in sheer looks.
That isn’t to say asphalt and metal lag behind, though. Asphalt has a wider color palette than wood, which is restricted to stains. Metal, on the other hand, can be shaped into different styles and also has a wider color palette, making it a great option for roofs with unconventional shapes.
Price vs. Long-Term Value
Finally, when deciding on a roof, think of its long-term value instead of deciding based on upfront price alone. Roofs made of metal, tile and slate may have a higher price tag, but they pay for themselves thanks to their higher durability and weather tolerance, which means fewer repairs and a longer time frame between replacements.
At Ken Morton and Sons LLC, we are the company to turn to for your roof and siding replacement needs. Call us today at (856) 582-8800 to learn more about our services. We are a local roofing company serving homeowners throughout Pitman, NJ.