Replacing your roof will protect and add years of life to the structure of your home. If you’re a homeowner that’s replacing your roof soon, the good news is you have options.
In fact, there are so many roofing options out there nowadays, we went ahead and narrowed it down to 5 of the best different types of roofs for 2020.
Keep on reading this article to check out our top 5 picks.
1. Metal Roofs
Metal roofs are a top pick as they are quite versatile and weather-resistant, especially for the extremes we get here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Not only are they weatherproof, but they also have a long lifespan lasting anywhere from 40-70 years.
The beauty of a metal roof is that it can come in a variety of materials — aluminum, copper, steel, tin, and zinc to name a few. Metal roofs are also made into tiles to resemble clay and slate, adding elegance and beauty.
Metal roofs are also very efficient and environmentally friendly. Most are 25-90% recycled content and are completely recyclable at their end life. Not only that but they reduce your energy consumption by reflecting solar heat from the sun.
2. Shingle Roofs
Asphalt shingle roofs are the bread and butter for homes in America. That’s because with modern technology they’ve become quite durable and affordable for the average home.
Shingles also come in a variety of materials. Cedar shake shingles or wood shakes are some of the most beautiful variety and tend to be quite popular. Their lifespan is nothing to balk at either as they can last 50 years or more.
3. Tile Roofs
Tile roofs have a timeless feeling to them. That’s because humans have been using tile roofs for thousands of years. Today tile roofs are still popular due to there affordability and durability.
Clay or concrete tile roofs not only looks splendid but it has a lifespan between 50 and a hundred years — sometimes more.
4. Multiple Roof Slopes
We chose multiple roof slopes because of their higher wind resistant ratings. While two-slope gable roofs tend to be more common, they aren’t as wind resistant. Living in tornado country, we believe wind resistance is an important factor to consider when thinking about a roof for your home.
5. Less Roof Overhang
Roof overhangs are important no doubt. They protect the exterior of your home and its foundation by keeping the elements like rainwater and the sun at bay. A home without overhangs can easily overheat on hot summer days and can suffer from water entry problems at areas where windows and doors are at.
As important as a roof with an overhang is, keeping your roof’s overhang at 20″ or less will ensure that your roof does go blown off during high winds.
Other Considerations When Picking Different Types of Roofs
Of course, there are many things to consider when you’re choosing the perfect roof for your house. The cost and maintenance are two large factors for every homeowner to think about when choosing different types of roofs.
If you’re thinking about replacing your roof soon, consult with a professional by giving us a call today!