Each year, technology and innovation continue to bring new and exciting products that reflect both current and historical architectural styles in housing design. Today, advanced roofing materials provide an unprecedented range of alternatives offering a great selection of looks and performance. Let the experts at Cornerstone Construction help you find the best style for you and your home.
Picking a roof for your home is a decision that has a long-term impact, so it’s important to make shingle, roofing style, and color choices that will complement your house and your personal style, providing you with years of comfort, satisfaction and pride.
Roofing materials come in varying grades and corresponding prices. There are many variables to consider including aesthetics, durability, affordability, color, energy, efficiency and cost. We will make thoughtful recommendations and help you decide based on your preferences, budget, and needs. Here are some of the most common types of roofing:
Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in the U.S. because they are effective in all environmental conditions. These shingles are made of fiberglass sandwiched between asphalt and ceramic granules. Relatively light and easy to install, they are a good choice if you’re looking for style at a budget price. Upfront costs are low but remember you will need to replace the shingles every 20 years or sooner.
Synthetic slate roofing shingles look like slate, but are actually made of a variety of compositions, including plastic/polymer, clay, rubber or asphalt. The synthetic slate shingles are relatively costly, but not nearly as expensive as slate.
Metal roofing was originally almost exclusively used in commercial roofing applications but has been gaining popularity as a choice material in the residential housing market. Metal roof shingles are available in a wide variety of shapes and textures and are produced from steel, aluminum, copper and alloy. Copper is probably the most popular and attractive choice often picked for the signature greenish patina it acquires over time. However, it is relatively expensive compared to other options.
Non-aesthetic advantages of metal roofing are its easy installation, ultra light weight and fire resistance. Additionally, metal roofing effectively reflects the sun’s rays keeping your home cooler in the heat of summer and warmer climates.
Solar tiles integrate seamlessly into existing shingles and can generate up to 1 kilowatt of energy per 100 square feet. They’re particularly good for sunny roofs in homeowners’ associations that forbid typical solar panels. While they may help offset energy costs with solar power, they also cost more than traditional solar panel options.
Count on Cornerstone Construction
As you can see, there are a lot of considerations to make when choosing the right roof for your home. Ultimately, the best choice will be one that functions well in your climate, is aesthetically pleasing, and meets your budget.
When choosing a roofing contractor, make sure you hire a company that is:
- Familiar with a wide range of materials
- Properly licensed by their state to perform roofing
- Adequately insured so you can relax knowing that you’re covered
- Known for having a great reputation for providing quality roofing services in your community
- Up to date with the latest technology and practices, ensuring the highest quality installation
At Cornerstone Construction, we’re all of these things and more. To get a sense of what’s best in your area and for your home, talk with a licensed roofing contractor from Cornerstone Construction. We are confident in our ability to provide you with a great option that fits in with your personal style and budget.