But it’s not the only—or even the most important— one to consider. You’ll also need to ask about the materials, cut and color, durability, safety and more.
Roofs are made of a dizzying array of materials, each with its own set of features:
- Asphalt shingles are the most common and are manufactured in two forms: 3-tab, which are comprised of a single layer of asphalt and are extremely budget-friendly (though not as attractive or durable as other options), and laminated (also known as architectural or dimensional), which have multiple layers with more thickness and depth.
- Metal roofing is available in a variety of shapes and textures and is made from steel, aluminum, copper, or alloy. While pricier than the more traditional asphalt, metal roofs are easily installed and last longer.
- Clay, tile, and wood shake shingles are classic and wow-worthy—but also upkeep-heavy. Many companies offer asphalt and metal shingles that simulate the aesthetic of these more distinguished choices while eliminating the maintenance headaches.
Cut and Color
As you explore roofing, you’ll soon discover there are options upon options upon options: width of cuts, depth of cuts, shadows and blending, granule type, color, and more. A professional can help you make decisions about what cut and color will complement your home’s architecture and its surroundings.
Durability and Safety
Roofing materials are rated on multiple scales related to fire, impact resistance, wind speed, and energy efficiency.
Roofing warranties are best described as complicated. Pay special attention to length and limits, transferability, wind ratings, required accessories, and algae resistance.
If reducing your carbon footprint is important to you, you’ll want to explore brands that are serious about environmental stewardship and materials that are eco-friendly.
For uncompromising quality and unmatched value, Clayton Restoration Company recommends and installs the following brands:
- Gutter Guard
Clayton Restoration has been installing roofing on St. Louis homes for more than 30 years. We are recognized for exceptional installations and quality repairs at the best price. If your home is in need of roofing, gutters, insulation or siding, contact us today!
We are also experts in Commercial roofing, Residential roofing, Insulation and Gutters.
At Clayton Restoration, our number one goal is to earn “customers for life.” We are never just after a quick sale!