Choosing the Right Roofing Style
Posted on May 05, 2017
Roof replacement can be a costly experience for homeowners but the right remodeling contractor can produce a stunning result. The types of materials roofers use has a drastic impact on the look of your home after a replacement. Talk to your roofing contractor in Gaithersburg, Maryland about the types of roofing that will work best on your home and for your budget.
Slate offers a classic look in a variety of styles. It has a high initial cost that is more than offset by its expected lifespan of up to 150 years. Its natural stone construction and long life make it a green option that offers great fire resistance.
Shingles are some of the most common and most versatile roofing options on the market. With a lifespan of 20-30 years, shingle roofs need to be replaced more frequently than other materials, but they’re cheaper to install and replace.
Not every roofing contractor in Gaithersburg, MD works with metal roofing, but those that do appreciate its uniquely striking curb appeal. Metal roofing is highly customizable, light-weight and fire-resistant. Depending on the type of metal used, it can be very weather resistant, rust-resistant and affordable. It also reflects the sun’s rays, keeping your house cooler in the summer.
Clay tiles are a costly, but eye-catching, home addition. While this type of roofing is much heavier than shingles, it is also very durable and lasts for many decades. While clay tiles are associated with Mediterranean and Southwestern design styles, many are now designed to withstand the freeze/thaw cycles of much colder climates.
A similar look can be achieved with concrete tiles. Concrete tiles cost significantly less than their clay counterparts. They are also durable and long-lasting.
Allied Remodeling is a roofing contractor in Gaithersburg and Ellicott City, Maryland that goes above and beyond to get you the roof you’ve always wanted. Contact Allied to learn more about how using great materials gets you a great return on investment.
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