Even though damaged shingles, moss, and moisture stains might be a source of stress, replacing your roof does give you the chance to play around with new styles and colors. Most worn-out roofs are also several decades old, so when it comes time to replace one, you’ll get to select from all of the new and improved materials that are available today.
As you sit down with your roofing company to discuss your options, here are some tips from Bellari to help guide your decision.
Understanding the Materials
In New Jersey, most homes have asphalt shingles or composite, metal, or slate roofing. Asphalt shingles are probably the most well-rounded option, offering good looks and reliability at an affordable price. Composite roofing is also a great choice, as it’s manufactured specifically to withstand the elements and last a long time. But the most durable of all is typically slate roofing. Slate may be the most expensive, but its unique design and excellent durability present an ideal option for those ready to invest more in their home.
Pick Something Rugged
If you’ve lived in North, Central, or South Jersey for some time, you know that our winters can be intense. Rain, sleet, snow, and extreme temperatures can all take a toll on aging roofing materials, and you’ll want to think about the elements when you replace your roof and make it new again. Ask about weather resistance and other durability options that will look good over time, help keep out heat and cold, and defend your home from anything nature might throw its way.
Go with Something Complementary
One of the most important considerations of a new roof is how it will look. Will the color look good against your home’s siding? Will it stick out from the other homes in the neighborhood? While you don’t necessarily have to get the same roof your neighbors have, try to stay away from anything too different. For example, if everyone has asphalt shingles, it might be a good idea to skip Spanish Colonial-style clay tile.
However, your choices might be limited due to HOA (homeowner association) guidelines. Check with them first before finalizing any design plans for your roof.
Get Roof Repair, Replacement, and Installation Services
Located in Branchburg, NJ, Bellari can help repair your damaged roof or install a new one, as well as provide a reliable warranty and offer financing. You’ll get the chance to go over the pros and cons of all the available roof styles to find the one that’s perfect for your home. For more information, contact us at 908-725-8401.