Your roof makes a tremendous impact on your home’s look and feel, although it may very well be one of the last things you think about when making design choices for your home. Regardless of the type and style of your home, there are countless roofing options to choose from, and your decision now will make a lasting impression on everyone who sees your home for years to come. Because roofing is such a big deal, you need to put some serious thought into what you want your roof to say for your home.
Here are the three most popular types of roofing for your home:
This is quite possibly the most popular roofing material used today. Whether your home is a traditional plantation style or an ultra modern contemporary style, there is almost an endless variety of shingle types suited to your project. Shingles come in an array of styles, materials, colors, and price points. They can be some of the most inexpensive roofing materials available, and are relatively easy to install and repair. Depending on the type of shingles you choose, they can also be extremely durable, lasting several decades.
Although traditionally used on old Southern-style homes, this roof type is an increasingly popular choice for homeowners today, for all styles of home. Available in steel, aluminum, or copper, metal roofs are a little pricier than shingles to install, but they require very little maintenance. They can also last for as long as you live in the home, and depending on your choice of material, can change over time to add to a home’s character. It is also good to know that metal roofs can be installed over existing shingles roofs, so it can be much less complicated to choose a metal roof if you are trying to replace an old roof. Just beware that metal roofs can be quite noisy when it rains.
Generally speaking, this is the more expensive roof to install. However, tile is very durable and can lend your home a distinctive feel that is unmatched by other roof types. This type of roof is prevalent in Mediterranean and South-American style homes, but there are tiles that mimic slate and wood, which work with any of a number of popular housing styles.
There is a lot to think about when it comes to choosing the best roof for your home. Experienced professionals can help you make that important decision, and can also bring your vision to life. To put your roofing project into the hands of a contractor you can trust, contact Lyons Roofing. We can be reached by phone, in Indiana at 812-294-3595 and in Kentucky at 502-689-0338. You can also request a free roofing estimate online