By now you may have decided what type of roofing material you want for your new roof but don’t know what the best brand is. To this question, there is no easy answer. Here are a few things to consider as you look at various brands of roofing.
There are many manufacturers of all types of roofing. Most asphalt shingle manufacturers have a long history. Virtually all have had a manufacturing issue at some point that led to premature product failure which is why they come with manufacturer warranties. However, beyond asphalt, many tile and metal roofing companies are new comparatively. That doesn’t mean that they’re bad, just that you want to look at their history with all their products and see how they fare in reputation.
Today’s roofing comes with all sorts of features. Some of which may be important to you. As you look at different brands of roofing, look at the features the shingles offer. For example, some brands and lines offer impact resistance against hail. Others include stain fighting technology to reduce algae growth. If you’re looking at energy savings, look at the ENERGY STAR® rated lines from each brand.
If you decided on asphalt shingles, one of the final elements to consider is the warranty. Many brands offer several levels of warranty including GAF. When you choose a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor, you can select their best warranty, the Golden Pledge® warranty. However, you can’t get that warranty when you choose just any roofer.
No matter what brand you choose, it won’t protect your home if you don’t hire a skilled roofing contractor. Look for roofers with membership in the National Roofing Contractors Association and the Tile Roofing Institute. Also look at roofers who have manufacturer ratings like the GAF Master Elite roofing contractor status. Roofers with these, and similar, designations have more experience and training than others.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions never sells or installs a roofing product or brand that they can’t install exactly as the manufacturer specifies. That means when you choose us as your roofing contractor, you’ll get the full manufacturer’s warranty. Because we’re a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor, you’ll be eligible for the Golden Pledge warranty. We’re also members of both the NRCA and Tile Roofing Institute. If you’re looking for a new roof, we’ll help you choose the right material, brand and style for your home and budget. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form.