In the Southeast, everyone’s favorite choice for roofing seems to be a consensus: asphalt shingles.
While this type of roofing will certainly function well for your roof, if you’re considering roof installation or replacement, it’s important to consider other types of roofing materials to ensure you get the perfect fit for your home.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself in order to determine what style of roof is right for you:
- How does each roofing material stack up in terms of lifespan?
- How well will each roofing material handle natural disasters?
- Is the roofing material environmentally-friendly?
- Will it fit with the style of my home?
- How much does each type of roofing system cost?
- Will the roof I choose require consistent maintenance?
Once you have considered all of these questions, you can then make a thorough decision. In terms of popular roofing materials (besides asphalt) there are more than a few options.
Wooden Roofing Systems
This type of roofing material is also known as cedar roofing and is ideal for those looking for a more natural look to their roof. This is because a wooden roof will take on a distinctively weathered look as it ages.
Once installed properly, a wood roof can last between 15-20 years. However, it’s important to keep in mind that some wood roofs will require maintenance to remove moss, fungi, and mold.
With that said, wood roofs are perfect for areas that experience consistent high winds and rain, which makes this style of roof important to consider for your roof replacement in Newnan, Georgia.
Metal Roofing Systems
Made from steel, copper, aluminum, and zinc alloys, metal roofs are one of the most durable options – albeit, the most expensive (initially).
The extra money you may have to spend with a metal roof will go a long way, however, as metal roofs require little to no maintenance whatsoever. They’re also some of the most stylish and modern styles of roofs out there in terms of aesthetics and can give your home a distinct look that not many homes on your street will have.
What’s more? Metal roofs hold up exceptionally well when it comes high winds, fires, and extreme heat (a common occurrence in the Southeast during the summertime).
While you may be hesitant to choose a metal roof for your home, for fear of your roof looking like a tin lid, you’ll be pleased to know that metal roofs have evolved, and can now be modeled to look almost identical to everything from a clay, shingle, cedar, or tile roof.
No matter what roofing style or material you choose to go with, Eagle Watch Roofing can handle everything from planning/design to roof installation and clean-up. We’ve been serving Newnan, Georgia, and surrounding communities for years and have built our reputation on strong customer service, expert roof installation and speedy roof repairs.