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A new roof is a great opportunity to change the look of your house. There are several options a homeowner can choose from that can completely alter the curb appeal. Some options available may not even be known to many when they set out to change their roof. 

While these options may be overwhelming at first, breaking them down can help you choose what is best for you and your home. We’re going to dive into five important options to consider when choosing your new roof. 

5 Important Options When Choosing A New Roof

1. Roofing Material

The one key item to consider when your home is ready for a new roof is if you want to keep the same roofing material or not. While it is typically recommended to keep the same material, it is sometimes possible to switch. For example, if you currently have a shingle roof, you can likely switch to a metal roof. Changing that same shingle roof to a tile roof may be a bit more difficult because of the weight. 

Each style of roofing material has its own set of advantages. When you are considering changing your roof material, you will want to research each to decide if it is the best choice for your home. Your local roofing company will be able to guide you and offer support to any questions you might have about the different materials. 

2. Color

Another option to select for your new roof is the color. No matter the material you choose, you will need to choose a color. It is important to remember that darker colors will absorb heat while lighter colors will reflect it. This can affect the efficiency of your home and possibly raise your energy bills. 

Based on the roofing material you choose, you will have different color options available. For example, metal roofs come in a wide variety of colors, such as red, green, and blue,  that may seem exotic for the traditional home. On the opposite end of the spectrum, tile roofs typically only have a few color options and are more conventional.

3. Texture

Similar to color, each type of roofing material has different texture options available. However, unlike the color, the texture is typically only for aesthetics and can completely change the look of your home. Metal roofs are a great example of roofing material that can have different texture and alter your home’s curb appeal.

Standing seam metal is easily identified by its vertical legs and broad, flat area between where corrugated metal has more ripples. When choosing a new roof, explore all options and how they might look against your home. You might surprise yourself.

4. Cost

The cost of a new roof can be considered a significant investment for your home. Each roofing style and material has a different cost, which can sometimes be a determining factor when choosing different options for a new roof. Before you decide on a new roof, determine your available budget.

If this is not your first roof you have put on your home, you might have an idea of what the cost will be. Most roofing companies will provide a free estimate for a new roof for your home and guidance to help you stay within your budget.

5. Durability

Each roofing material has its own durability factors. This can be a determining factor while you are choosing a new roof for your home. In Arizona, we see extremely high temperatures and average over 320 days of sunshine. The weather can have significant influence on the health of your roof. 

Not all materials have the same durability. Tile roofs are so popular in Arizona because they are more durable against the heat and sun. Shingle roofs can be a good option, but the heat can affect them a little more and require additional maintenance. If longevity is an important option for your new roof, choosing a material that is durable will help with that.

Find A Trusted Roofer

As you work your way through choosing a new roof, keep these 5 important options in mind. Decide if you want to keep the same material or determine if your house is built to withstand the weight of a new material. Are you looking for a bold new color or do you want to stay with a more traditional one similar to your neighbors? Think of how the texture will affect the aesthetics of your home. Determine your budget before you speak with any roofing companies and be honest about your available funds once you choose one. Finally, consider how long the roof will last and its durability against the elements.

Craven Construction is your East Valley trusted roofing company. Our team is skilled and experienced in installing new roofs on homes of every shape and size. We also work with all roofing materials and can help you determine which is best for your home. Contact our office to schedule a FREE estimate today. 

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About Craven Construction

Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over 19 years of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.

Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.