Four Things To Consider When Choosing a Roof For Your Home

It’s a question that every homeowner has to address at some point along the way. “How do I choose the right roof for my home?” Well, we’re here to help answer that question. Here are four things you need to consider when choosing a new roof for your home. 

1. Shingles

Choosing the right shingles for your home can have a significant impact on not only the protection but the curb appeal and therefore value of your home. You’ve got a couple of options when it comes to shingles.

Option one: Three-Tab Shingles. Three-tab shingles will give your home the protection it needs with a basic look. If you’re looking to save some money, these are going to be the shingles for you.

Option two: Architectural Shingles. These are the most popular shingles. They bridge the gap between the budget and higher-end shingles. If you want to enhance the look of your home without spending significantly more money, architectural shingles may work for you!

Option Three: Designer Shingles. Designer shingles will truly dress up your home. They offer the right protection and a great look but will be a more expensive option with a variety of styles and colors.

Shingles can represent more than 50% of the curb appeal of your home, and can significantly impact the value.

2. Roof Deck Protection

Installing a proper roof deck protection system is extremely important. The right system should breathe, preventing moisture and heat build-up inside your home, Moisture and heat build-up will affect your energy bill more and more over time. Proper ventilation is key not only to your home’s health but to yours.  Proper roof deck protection should also include leak protection and a ridge cap that matches your shingles. Buying an integrated system is the best way to go.

3. Warranties

It’s important to consider the warranty you decide on for your home. Consider a warranty that includes more than just the shingles, but the entire roofing system as a whole. It is also important to consider a warranty for installation from the contractor.

4. Choosing the right contractor 

Choosing the right contractor is a crucial part of installing your new roofing system. Here at Orange Elephant Roofing, we have teams across the country with the experience and knowledge needed to get the job done right the first time. If your home needs a new roof, you know who to call.