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What Roof is Best for You?

Picking the right roof for your home is important, especially after the storm damage several Louisvillians experienced this year. After a few treacherous storms rolled through the Louisville area, many home owners were faced with the question: which roof is best for our home?

Home owners and potential home buyers know the importance of choosing the right roof for their home. When considering your roof options make sure to ask yourself these questions:
1.How long will it last?
2.What types of Natural Disasters occur in your area, and will this roof hold up against them?
3.How much does the potential roof weigh and does your existing roof frame support the new weight?
4.How eco friendly is this roof?
5.Are there any neighborhood or local building codes that prohibit this sort of roof.
6.How good will the roof look on the home?
7.Last but not least, how much does it cost?

Today there are more roofing options available than ever before and while that is a good thing, it can also make your decision making process more complicated.  The types of roofs available now are:
Asphalt Shingles
Metal
Plastic Polymer
Clay Tile
Concrete Tile
Wood
Slate

The Slate roof option is the most expensive and requires a special installation. The Asphalt Shingles are the cheapest option, but are not very durable.

Make sure when choosing your roof you pick something that has good wind resistance and a high fire rating. Also make sure to check during installation if there is anything that can be done to raise those ratings even higher.

In the end, picking the right roof for your home comes down to what your willing to spend and what’s the most important thing to you. However, always be sure to check warranty information! Whether you pick the most expensive roof or not, you want to make sure that regardless of what happens you have coverage.  

For further questions about roofing options contact us.

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