Doing a total replacement of your roof is one of the more hellish procedures that any homeowner will face. It means that for weeks or longer people are going to be up above you banging away. The good thing of course about roof replacement is that as long as it is done well, it should only have to be done on a home every thirty to forty years, depending on the kind of roofing material that you use, how well the roof was installed and what the weather is like where you live. When it comes to the roofing material that you should use for your home, there are a number of different options, all of which come with their own set of benefits and downfalls. In order to pick the right roofing material, it is important that you do a bunch of research yourself as well as talk to your roofing company that you want to use like Genesis Total Roofing in order to get their professional opinion as well. Here I can only provide a quick run down of the roofing options but here is at least a short introduction of your possibilities.
- Asphalt Shingles, there are two popular kinds of asphalt shingles that are widely available, either fiberglass or organic material shingles. Asphalt shingles are generally pretty durable and often come with a pretty good warrantee depending on the company that you buy them from of course. The bad thing about asphalt shingles though is that if you live in a place where the temperature goes through crazy fast changes or a place that experiences extreme heat, the shingles are likely to warp a bit.
- Wood shingles, these are no question the most beautiful kind of shingles available. Like asphalt shingles, wood shingles are generally long lasting and come with a good warrantees. These kinds of shingles need to be very carefully and precisely done though so it is important that you have a really good roofing contractor do the job for you. If you have someone who does not know what they are doing with wood shingles you can find yourself in a bunch of trouble.
- Metal roofs, these are by far the most durable of all roofing options. If you live in a place with really extreme weather this is by far the best option since unlike other kinds of materials, it can stand up to all different sorts of weather. Generally the price gap for metal roofs can be rather huge though so it is a good idea to shop around a bit in order to get a good deal.
To learn more about the different kinds of roofing options out there, you can find a huge amount of resources and information online that can tell you whatever it is that you want to know. Of course you can also talk to professionals at Genesis Roofing in order to have a full set of information that will help you be secure in your decision on what kind of roof to install on your home.