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How to Choose a Roof System for Residential Roofing

The basic structure of a home can usually be completed in about a month or so, considering the size or complexity of its structure. While the frame of a home usually gets completed rather fast, it takes the roof structure to be complete in order for the house to really look like a home. The importance of the roof can’t be overlooked as it is the part of your home that exhibits strength and protects your family as well as your property from whatever kind of weather that may come.

That’s why homeowners don’t take this part of home construction for granted. There is a wide range of systems that are available to you, whether you are building a new house or replacing your old roof. So then, what roofing system do you opt to use for your home? There is no simple answer to this question. Of course there will be factors that should be carefully considered before deciding what kind of roof to put up. More often than not, you will require the help of a roofing professional so that you can choose wisely what roof you need, depending on the function, home structure and your financial ability.

Usually the greatest factor of consideration for roofing whether residential or commercial is the price. There are however other things that can be factored in the cost of a new roof. The cost includes material, current condition of an existing roof, shape, the type and number of fixtures to be used. None the less it’s good to consult a roofing expert to determine a durable and safe roof.
Beside the cost, most decisions will narrow down to materials. The price of each system will vary and be subject to the climate in your region, as every system has different benefits.

So far the most common type used in North America is the Asphalt Shingles due to their cheap cost, easy installation and good protection.

Wooden roofs still make a good roofing system. Some excellent choices for wooden shingles are cedar, redwood and southern pine. It is however prohibited by fire codes in some regions to use wooden shingles in roofing.

Next is the metal roof system that is made from copper,aluminum or steel. They are a good choice for strong and fire resistant systems. Asphalt and wooden roofs are however cheaper than metal roofs.

Due to its attractive colonial styling, tiled roofing is quite popular. As much as it is strong, it is also costly and heavy. Another system that is gaining popularity is Slate. This kind of roofing is very durable. Slate roofing is strong enough to last a whole lifetime but very expensive.

Bring on board a roofing expert to help you make a choice despite considering all these factors.

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