Why is a Good Roof Important?
One of the questions I’m asked the most in my business is “Why is a good roof important?” When I get a phone call from a customer or potential client, I often ask them “What’s your roof project going to cost? And what’s the warranty on the roof you’re working on? “, or something along those lines. It gets me thinking about all the things I have to do to make sure I’m meeting my client’s expectations and that their property is protected at all times.
Roofing, being a specialized skill that requires the right materials, tools, techniques and knowledge is one area we really need to address more often with our clients. Many people don’t understand the value and importance of roofing material selection and even more don’t care to know what the best materials for their particular type of roof are. If this sounds familiar, keep reading and visit at Roofing Sisters Oregon to learn about three important types of roofing materials that are often overlooked.
There are many materials used for roofing including asphalt shingles, metal roofing, wood shakes, clay tiles, ceramic tile, quartzite tile, and many others. While the type of roof you will use will depend on many variables, there are common elements in all types of roofing materials. The first and foremost factor in selecting a roofing material is the climate of your region. Different materials were designed for different climates.
If your region has a cold climate, then you should select a roofing material that can take the cold temperature and provide protection from it. A good example of such a material would be an asphalt shingle roof. On the other hand, if your region has a hot climate, then you should go for a roof that will help to keep the heat out by allowing the air to circulate under it. This type of roofing is most commonly referred to as a metal roof. If you live in a place that has both hot and cold seasons, then you might want to consider thermal roofing materials.
Another important factor is the aesthetic look of the roof. It’s not very often that you’ll come across a house with a nice looking roof. As a result, it’s important that you pay special attention to the look of the roof. The color of the roof is one of the defining characteristics of the house and therefore, you should carefully choose it. Make sure you pick the right color so that it compliments the architecture and the overall look of the house.
In addition to the above mentioned elements, you should also consider the maintenance requirements of the roof. A roofing material that requires little or no maintenance is a good choice. It means that you will have a roof that will last long and you don’t have to worry about patching it too often. As such many people choose metal roofs because they require little or no maintenance. In the end, it all boils down to personal preferences and what you think gives the home for the best look.