Choosing a roof for your home can seem overwhelming to many home or business owners. It’s great to have choices, but too many choices can make it hard to choose. For the average homeowner, not knowing what you are looking for, or what the advantages and disadvantages of the various styles and materials are, we thought we’d try to make your choice a little easier.
Of course, color and style is important. You want to feel good about your roof. It’s like picking the perfect hat. Just because you find a hat that looks good on your head, doesn’t mean it is practical for the season or where you live. When it comes to picking a roof, there’s more to it than just finding the roof that looks good on your home.
When you are looking for a professional roofer and talking about your needs, be sure to ask the following questions:
- How durable are the materials?
- How does it hold up against wind, rain, hail, fire, snow, and ice?
- Will the framing of my home support the roof?
- How much slope do I need?
- Are there environmental impacts or how green are the materials?
- Will it match the style of my home or business?
In Colorado we have four great seasons, so when you are picking a roof, make sure you get the materials that will protect your home from most natural phenomenons, like heavy winds, hail the size of golf balls, heavy snow loads and frost.
Colorado is no stranger to its share of wildfires. Make sure you talk to your contractor about the most fire resistant materials. In many cases, extra steps can be taken to further protect the style and type of roof you choose to make it more fire and wind resistant.
Ask questions, do your research and talk to a professional so that you get the best roof for your home.