While a roof’s fundamental purpose is to shield a home from outside elements such as severe rain, wind, and debris, it is actually capable of so much more. A roof that is quality-built and well-maintained can provide many years of protection, attractive design, and energy and cost efficiency. Here are some of the many characteristics of a quality roof.
Attractive Look and Design
With roofing materials available is a variety of designs, textures, and colors, your roof can significantly add to your home’s appearance and curb appeal. Homeowners have the option of decorating their roofs with stylish tile, wood, or asphalt shingles. There are also metal and slate roofing materials that provide a sleek aesthetic.
Durability and Longevity
A quality roof should be built with durable roofing materials that should be able to withstand severe winds, resist UV rays, and fire, and prevent leaks and pooling by diverting water away from the home. Durable roofing materials play a large role in how long your roof will last; however, prices vary for a quality roof that will stand the test of time. While traditional asphalt shingles have an average lifespan of 20 years, wood shingles can last around 25 to 30 years. Strong metal roofs offer up to 50 years of protection, but fireproof clay or concrete tile roofs can last anywhere between 50 to 100 years. Stone-made slate roofing provide the most longevity by lasting well over 100 years.
Energy and Cost Efficiency
The energy efficiency provided by a quality roof contributes to lowering a home’s overall energy costs. The thermal regulation of insulated, heat-absorbing roofing materials allow homeowners to reduce their monthly utility bills by helping to keep outside temperatures from penetrating the roof and affecting the home’s interior temperature. Energy-efficient roof materials can also prevent air leaks that can compromise the internal temperature of a home. Eco-friendly solar roof tiles or panels can even generate excess energy that local utility companies will buy, so in some ways, your roof can pay you!
One of the most important things to think about when planning your new roof is how long that roof should last. Sun and seasonal rains take their toll on a roof here in Central Florida, but longevity largely depends on the material you choose. Asphalt shingles are budget-friendly but have a service life of around 20 years, whereas tile or metal can last 50 years or more!
Quality Roof Professionals
At Roof Commander, we specialize in quality roofing inspection, installation, and repair. If your roof is in need of an upgrade, our experts will inspect your roof and recommend the right options to ensure your home is protected by a quality roof that works for you and your budget. To get a free quote and schedule an inspection, contact us today at 352-459-7599.