Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New Roof, New Style?

Depending on the age of your home, you may be in the need for a new roof soon. If so, should you consider something a little different than the standard shingles? There are pros and cons to each, but here are a few ideas and options for you to consider. 

Step one in a process like this is to first consider if you are even allowed to have a different style of roof compared to your neighbors. If you are apart of a home owners association, it's highly likely that there are regulations to the style of roofing options, including color. Please contact your HOA immediately before making a decision.

Asphalt shingles are of course the most common roofing San Antonio option, and across the nation. It's the standard option that we're all familiar with. And it's the easy option, and possibly the most effective option across the board for different environments.


Metals roofs are becoming a modern, and popular option in some areas. Especially in the South for ranch and farmhouse style homes. The longevity of a metal roof is VERY appealing, as they can last much longer than standard shingles and withstand the weather and damage much better. On the other hand, the range of square footage cost compared to shingles is much higher. But, when you weight out the difference for longevity, especially if your area is susceptible to severe storms...this may be the better idea for your new roof.

There of course are several other options. Clay/concrete tiles are popular in other regions as well, and are great for withstanding storms with damaging winds. You'll see this style mostly in warmer, dryer climates. You can also consider steel, slate/rubber slate and plenty of other options for your roof. Continue your research and discuss the best option for you and your family!


 

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