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Cottage Grove Roofing: Article About Aspects Of Choosing A New Roof

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When homeowners have decided to replace their roof and have hired a professional roofer, the next step is to decide what materials to use. Some homeowners will stick with their original roofing material while others will choose a different roofing material that they feel will be better for their budget or suit their home's needs better. According to Cottage Grove Roofing professionals, before making a final decision on a roofing material type, homeowners should take into account several different factors.

Perhaps the most important, or limiting, factor when deciding on a material for a new roof is cost. Most homeowners will have a limited budget when it comes to putting a new roof on their home. Asphalt shingles are the most inexpensive type of roofing material and also provide a good life span of 20 to 25 years. For these reasons, they are the most widely used roofing material in the United States. For people with larger budgets, wood shakes, wood shingles, metal shingles or sheeting or slate tiles may be options. Homeowners should also keep in mind that more expensive roofing materials generally are a better investment because they will last longer.

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Local building codes and homeowners association regulations and covenants will also come into play when deciding on a roofing material. Some building codes frown on wood roofing types due to their lack of fire resistance. Many homeowners associations restrict the type of roofing material the homeowner can use, and it is best to check with them first. Without considering these factors, homeowners could be wasting their money and be severely disappointed.

Climate should also come into play when making this important decision for your home. Many homeowners in the south or in other areas that see a lot of severe weather will choose a metal roof. Metal roofs are very durable and tend to hold up better in heavy hail, high winds, and other severe weather situations. They also easily shed ice and snow.

For some homeowners, being able to select from a wide range of colors is an important factor when choosing a roofing material. Metal and asphalt shingles generally offer the widest selection of color options. This is because asphalt shingles are coated with colored mineral granules and metal roofs are often painted in a variety of colors.

Homeowners may also want to consider installation time which can be discussed with their roofer. Asphalt shingles can be installed within a day or two whereas slate tiles will require several days.

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