Doing your research before a roofing project will help you maximize the return on your investment. The roofing contractors at Arrowhead Roofing have compiled this planning guide to help you get started.
Choose a roofing material that can handle the local climate. No matter how durable your roof is, it won’t last long if it can’t handle the local climate, which is why it’s important to choose roofing panels that are suitable to your area’s climate. Here’s an overview of the most common roofing materials:
- Metal roofing – Metal roofing panels and shingles are lightweight and can withstand harsh weather and last for a long time.
- Slate – When it comes to durability, nothing comes close to slate roofing, which is quarried in Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. One downside of installing slate roofing is that it’s very expensive and hard to install. However, if you’re looking for a durable roof that can last for decades, a slate roof is worth the investment.
- Asphalt shingles – There are several reasons why asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing material in the country. For one, they’re affordable and durable enough to withstand a wide range of climate conditions. Keep in mind that the durability of an asphalt shingle depends on the quality of materials used to manufacture it. When in doubt about the quality of asphalt shingles, it’s best to stick to reputable brands such as GAF®.
Here’s a tip: roofing systems installed by GAF® Master Elite™ contractors are eligible for exclusive warranties that offer stronger protection for your new roof. GAF’s strongest warranty is the Golden Pledge® Warranty, which covers all manufacturer defects for the shingle’s entire lifetime, and workmanship defects for 25 years, including roof tear-off and disposal costs.
Complement your home’s exterior design. Don’t forget that your roof contributes to your home’s curb appeal. As such, the color of your roof should complement the other components of your exterior. Coordinating color schemes can be tricky, which is why it’s helpful to consult professional residential or commercial roofers.
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Arrowhead Roofing’s residential and commercial roofing contractors have been certified by leading manufacturers such as GAF, so you can rest easy knowing your roof will be installed properly. To get a free estimate, call us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out this form.