- What is the best roofing type for warmer climates?
Living in states where the weather can be very hot in the summer, such as the south, choosing a roof that can help keep your home cool is a must. By choosing a tile roof you will be doing just that. The heat isn’t absorbed into tile, so it bounces off of your home instead of heating it up. There is a wide variety of tile roofs from slate to clay in a variety of colors.
- What is a good type of roofing for cold winters?
For the colder regions, metal or asphalt roofs are the best option. A metal roof makes snow removal a breeze and they are very durable making it very unlikely to leak throughout the year. Asphalt shingles are also a very nice option for the colder climates; they are great of durability and keeping the house warmer as they absorb the suns’ heat.
- What is the cheapest way to roof a home?
The least expensive way to roof a home is to use asphalt shingles. They are the most common roofing option for this reason. They do work well but don’t have as long of a lifespan as other types of roofing.
- How often do you have to replace your roof?
The answer to this question can vary depending on which type of roofing you have. For asphalt shingles an average lifespan is between 15-20 years. With tile or clay roofs, you can see a 50+ lifespan before need to be replaced.
- Can I roof my home myself?
If you have never done any roofing before, it is not advised that you take on this kind of project yourself. The first reason is that there are many safety risks that come into play when you are working on a roof. This being said, you should never work on a roof alone. You need to have someone else there in case you need help if a problem occurs. The second reason is that there is a certain process that needs to be done properly to ensure that your roof is installed correctly. This is what is needed in order to have the least amount of issues with your roofing.