Useful Tips to Help You Choose the Best Roofing Material

If you’re not a roofing professional, trying to decide on the best roofing material for your roof replacement can be confusing and a little daunting. What if you don’t pick the right kind? Fortunately, the team from Muth and Company Roofing is here to walk you through the process and help you make a smart decision that will ensure you have a roof that will last for years to come. Here are some tips from our team on how to choose the best product for your home.

  • Choose materials that complement your home. As one of the most noticeable features of your home, the roof stands out, which is why choosing roofing materials that blend well with the rest of your home is key. The color, texture, and style of materials all need to be considered so that you can select the one that works best with the color and architecture of your home. Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing material and look great on traditional homes, with a wide variety of colors and styles available to choose from. If you’re going for a more modern look, a durable, energy-efficient metal roofing system is an excellent option.

  • Take lifespan into account. It’s important to consider the local climate when choosing your roofing material. Along with protecting your home, you want to get as much life out of the roof as possible, and choosing the right materials for your climate will increase the durability of your roof. It’s also a good idea to take into account how long you plan on living in your current home. If it’s likely that you’ll be moving in a few years, it may be wise to go with more affordable options. If not, consider investing in higher-grade materials for the best long-term protection and energy efficiency. A standing seam metal roof from Muth and Company Roofing is a great choice if durability is your goal, as it can last 50 years, while a shingle roof averages around 25 years.

  • Consider the overall lifecycle costs. As your roof is such a big investment, it’s important to think in terms of longevity. All the expenses that go into owning a roofing system – installing, maintaining, repairing, and the tear-off and disposal of the roof in the event of a roof replacement – are the lifecycle costs of your roof. While materials with low lifecycle costs may be more expensive upfront, they will cost you less over time due to longer lifespans and greater ease of maintenance.

Get Professional Guidance From Muth and Company

Whether you choose to make a statement with a metal roof or go the more economical route of asphalt shingles, Muth and Company Roofing is here to help. We are a GAF Master Elite® certified roofer with a wealth of roofing knowledge. Give us a ring at (614) 682-3060 to get your FREE estimate and start working with the best roofing contractor in the Columbus area!


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