Choosing a New Roof Design for Your Home
Whether you’re replacing your existing roof or building a new home, a home’s roof is a significant investment. A high-performance roof will help to protect a home for many years while increasing its overall energy efficiency. This can pay off in terms of a reduction in energy costs each month for homeowners while making the home’s interior space more comfortable throughout the year. A beautiful, efficient roof can also dramatically impact a home’s value, adding to the ROI for the homeowners or investors.
Designing a roof can present its own series of challenges, which is why it’s important to have as much information as possible and understand the choices available. In this post, our Just Roofing residential roofing experts will break down some of the key decisions you’ll need to make when choosing your new roof design. Check out this guide and then give us a call to discuss your new roofing installation project today.
Choosing Your Priorities
Before you begin looking at roof designs, it’s a good idea to decide what your key priorities are for your roof installation project. A roof’s durability is always going to be a top priority, and fortunately, you can’t go wrong with most modern roofing materials when it comes to endurance. Different manufacturers offer unique innovations that help to increase a roof’s efficiency, so it’s good to know what your energy goals are when looking at a new roof design.
Frequency of maintenance is another key concern for many homeowners. Overall, perhaps the most significant factors in choosing a roofing material are budget and design style. Finally, the cost of future maintenance may be a limiting factor for some, while others may be less impacted by ongoing maintenance expenses when making their decision.
When it comes to roof installation, there are several major cost considerations. Replacing a roof costs significantly more than a new roof installation. This is because the old materials need to be removed, which can cost in terms of labor. Your local roof repair contractor may also need to conduct structural repairs during the installation process.
A complex or expansive roof will also be more expensive to install or replace. The number of rooflines, chimneys, vents, and other features will all impact the overall cost of the roof installation or replacement. Finally, the cost of the roofing material and whether you choose premium or low-cost shingles will affect the overall expense of roof installation.
Roofing Material Manufacturer
Not all roofing materials are created equal. That’s why it’s important to go with a manufacturer that’s built a reputation in the industry for quality fabrication and innovative roofing technology. At Just Roofing, we’re proud to partner with the top roofing industry manufacturers. GAF brings 130 years of roofing innovation and excellence to the job and maintains high standards for its partners including insurance, licensing, and GAF certification.
Like GAF, CertainTeed also brings well over a century of manufacturing expertise in contracting materials including home exterior products. We also offer roofing materials from Owens Corning, a residential roofing manufacturer known for offering one of the most powerful warranties in the industry.
Choosing a Shingle for Your Roof
Once you’ve looked at roofing shingles companies, you’ll need to decide on a type of roofing shingle for your roof. If budget is your primary consideration, you may choose to go with a standard three-tab shingle roof. Three-tab shingles come in a uniform look that is both functional and affordable.
If you’re more concerned with appearance than budgetary constraints, architectural shingles offer a much more customized look. Choose from a wide range of styles to match almost any architectural design.
These are just a few of the architectural shingles available from our manufacturers:
● Luxury and dimension- Shingle designs like CertainTeed’s Grand Manor use shadows and dimensional design to create a more elegant look.
● Scalloped designs for historic homes- For historic homes, a scalloped design with cutaway corners and architectural depth adds the perfect finish. Carriage House from CertainTeed and Camelot II from GAF work well with colonial, Victorian, and Tudor-style homes.
● Cedar shake designs- Traditional shake was made from split logs. Modern architectural shingles offer the rustic and dimensional texture of real cedar shake with higher durability and protection for your home.
Choosing a Roof Color
Ultimately, roof color is a personal decision and will be determined by the homeowners’ taste as well as whether the home is meant to be resold. Your neighborhood association may have specific requirements regarding roof color, or you may consider a look that fits well with your neighbors’ homes. You’ll also want to consider the color of your siding and accents and make sure your roof will match. Most homeowners prefer to stick with neutral shingles due to their design flexibility, but you may wish to make a splash depending on the architectural style and location of your home.
Contact Our Hampton, VA Residential Roofing Services
The process of roof replacement or installation can be a daunting one. That’s why it’s important to have a professional, customer-service-oriented team on your side to keep you in the loop from start to finish.
At Just Roofing, our residential roofing services experts can help you understand the options and make the best decision for your home. To connect with a member of our residential roofing team, call us at 757-310-3873 or contact us on the web and get an estimate on your roof replacement today.