Choosing A New Roof For Your Home

by | Nov 22, 2016 | Construction and Maintenance

It doesn’t matter whether you are in the process of building a new home or choosing roofing in San Antonio for your current home, there are various materials that are worth your consideration. Asphalt and composite shingles are quite common but many homeowners will want to opt for cedar shakes, tile or even slate. The finished look is important of course but it is only one factor; you also must consider the cost, the weight of the material and the structural requirements.

Let’s look at materials, one of the more important considerations:

First off, it must be understood that not all materials used for roofing in San Antonio are applicable to every roof. A roof with little or no slope will need a different approach to a roof with a normal pitch. The same is true for weight; slate and tile may prove to be too heavy, especially if the home was originally designed for asphalt shingles.

   * Asphalt shingles: Very common and for a good reason, they are the least expensive option and they can be installed quickly. The basic shingle is fiberglass, asphalt impregnated with a top surface of beads. They are available in single thickness and thicker, laminated material. Many homeowners are specifying laminated shingles as the appearance is more pleasing and they last longer.

   * Wood: Cedar shakes have been used as roofing in San Antonio for many years and they are a good option to this day. Before having them installed you must check with your local fire department to see if they are legal, in some areas they are not.

   * Tile: Half rounds of clay tiling are very common in the south; they capture the mission style or Spanish style from years back. This roofing material is extremely durable, expensive and heavy so the structure must be suitable to carry the weight.

If you are replacing the roof on your home, the existing material often is that which chooses the replacement material. If you are thinking of changing you must take into account a number of factors. It is a good idea to discuss this with roofing professionals.

If you are considering installing new roofing in San Antonio you have numerous options that you can choose from. To discuss the project in detail you are invited to contact Shaw Company Remodeling.

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