New or first time homeowners, this information is for you. There are many options for roofing materials available to the average homeowner. Choosing the right roofing material for your home, style, and budget is important. The material you choose will depend on how long your home will be secured and how well your home stands up to the severe weather.
You may be subject to strong tropical storms that come with extreme wind and rain. You’re going to want a roofing material that is durable and inexpensive. A few of the best options are asphalt shingles and clay tiles. My Florida Roofing understands that we can experience hurricanes and have to deal with storm damage. Here in Vero Beach, we are local and ready to assist you with an entire roof replacement or repairs.
Most people who have owned their home for a long time will know when the last time their roof was inspected and redone, it may have even happened in the time they owned their home. But, if you’re a new homeowner you may be wondering what material will be better for you if you need to re-roof.
The least expensive option is asphalt shingles. If you have a tight budget this is the right material for you. A brand new roof with asphalt shingles will last up to 30 years. At a minimum the asphalt shingles will last half that, about 15 years. However, asphalt shingles are not as durable as other roofing materials and some shingles may need to be replaced from time to time. If you're a new homeowner, make a mental note to check on the state of your roof regularly. This simple habit could save you a lot of money down the road.
Clay TilesOne of the more inexpensive roofing materials is clay tiles. Although, some colors of clay tile can be expensive, so clay tiles would be a better option for those homeowners who have a bit more of a flexible budget. The upside of clay tiles is that they are mostly low maintenance and can last longer than asphalt tiles, they can last up to 50 years. Many homeowners in the southern part of the country use clay tiles to help keep their cooling costs down and for the bright red aesthetic. Clay tiles reflect the sun’s UV rays so they keep your home cooler.
A Roof Replacement is an InvestmentNo matter what material you choose, a new roof for your home is an investment. With such a big decision it is helpful to consult with a professional who can take into account your budget, timeframe, and other requirements. If you are trying to choose which roofing material is best for your budget, consult with our team of experts at My Florida Roofing Company. We are available anytime to answer any questions and help you choose the right roofing material. Give us a call today!