Whether it’s time because of age or you sustained storm damage, choosing the right new roof isn’t an easy process for any homeowner. If you’re lucky, replacing a roof is something you’ll do only once in the time you own your home, if you’re doing it again, you’re likely to find that things have changed since the last time you bought a new roof. Here are some steps you can take to make choosing the right roof easy.
1. Start with the Material
If you live in a community with an architectural control board, be sure to start with the material or materials approved for your neighborhood. Once you choose the material, look at the colors allowed. It’s easier when you have a narrow list from which to choose.
For neighborhoods without regulations, you’ll want to consider your budget, home’s style and what you want out of your roof. If you’re looking for a roof that helps insulate from both sound and heat, consider concrete tile roofing. For a roofing material that stands up to wind exceptionally well, look at metal roofing. If budget is a top concern, you’ll probably want asphalt roofing.
2. Color & Style
Once you have a material in mind, you’ll want to choose a color pallet. For many homeowners, this is the most difficult part of choosing their new roof. The roof is a very visible element of most homes so choosing the wrong one can mean a roof that stands out in the wrong way. If your home has lots of color, consider a neutral roof. If, on the other hand, you have a very plain color home, look at a color blend concrete roof tile or asphalt shingle. They can both add some dimension and visual interest to your home. Remember, a black roof can be as much as 20 degrees hotter on a sunny day than lighter colored roofs so you may want to avoid dark roof colors in Tampa. Concrete tile roofing and asphalt roofing both come in many styles, one of which will be perfect for your home.
3. Roofing Company
Especially when you choose clay or concrete tile roofing, you’ll want a roofing company experienced in its installation. Not every roofing company in Tampa cares about their tile work. If you’re going to invest in a new tile roof, you want one that looks great and protects your home. Although metal and asphalt shingles take a bit less skill to install, you still want them installed properly.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions has vast experience installing new clay and concrete tile roofing on homes throughout Tampa Bay. We take the time to lay the tiles so that they look great. And, if you choose another roofing material, we’ll install it per manufacturer’s instructions so your full warranty is in effect. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 to learn about Suncoast Roofing Solutions difference.