According to roof replacement experts, picking the right type of roofing system is essential to minimizing roofing damage and maximizing the value you get out of your investment. Since roofing systems can be complicated, our experts have created a quick guide to help you figure out which option will work best for you.

A Guide to Picking the Right Roofing System

What’s Available?

Our company offers almost all kinds of roofing systems, but three options stand out in particular: ceramic tile, foam and the ever-popular asphalt shingle. These roofing systems have passed quality standards set by the local roofing authorities, but they still perform differently. Each material has its own strengths, and knowing which strengths suit your needs the best is important in narrowing down your list of options.

Cost and Durability

Most roofing companies will say that you get what you pay for when it comes to roofing, and that’s true. The cheapest roofing systems available may be well within most people’s budgets, but you can’t really expect them to perform or even last longer than other more expensive materials. To put things to perspective, shingle roofing systems can last anywhere between 20 to 30 years, but the more expensive tile roofing systems can easily last up to 80 years with the right maintenance.

Style and Appearance

Nobody likes a tacky-looking roof, which is why it’s also important to consider each roofing system’s appearance before making a choice. As a rule of thumb, many traditional home designs favor steep sloped roofing systems with “classic” materials, such as tile and slate, while contemporary homes will favor systems with a more minimalistic profile, such as flat foam roofs.

Energy Efficiency

Some roofing systems are designed to be more energy-efficient than others. Slate and tile roofings’ excellent thermal resistance, for example, make them ideal for keeping the home warm during cold weather. If your home’s existing roof is no longer as energy-efficient as it’s supposed to be, you will have to call professional roofers for help.

Make sure you’re getting the right roofing system for your home. Stapleton Roofing provides high-quality roofing solutions in Paradise Valley, Peoria and Scottsdale, AZ. You can call us at (602) 833-7663, or you can fill out our contact form to get a free quote.