21 Mar Roofing Options For Your New Home
When you decide to build your custom home from the ground up, you get to choose each and every detail of your new house. From kitchen fixtures to bathroom tile to living room wall color, you have complete control over your dream home!
An often overlooked but crucially important piece to choose comes at the very top of your house—the roof! Deciding on the type of roofing for your new home can be tricky, and without researching the different options, you can end up with a roof type that does not fit your needs or style.
Fortunately, with a bit of information on your side, picking the right roof type for your new custom home can be quick, easy, and fun!
To help you get you started, here are some of the most common roof types found today:
The go-to, the bread and butter, and the most common type of roof you are likely to see is an asphalt roof. With standard or fiberglass shingles to choose from, asphalt roofs are designed to be installed easily, hold up well, and be budget-friendly.
On the other hand, like other asphalt-based products, these shingles are made from petroleum and have a heavy environmental impact. Add that on top of durability issues with high winds or hail, and you might need to replace this roof type sooner than you would hope.
Solar Panel Roofing
One of the latest and most environmentally conscious entries on this list is solar panel roofs. Solar panel roofs are designed to look like a traditionally shingled roof but with high-test solar panels instead of asphalt shingles. The greatest feature of these panels is their ability to absorb solar energy and cut down your energy needs and bills.
However, solar panel roofing has its drawbacks as well. The biggest issue most home-owners face is the upfront cost. While solar roofs can help you save in the long run, the initial installation cost can be anywhere from 5-10 times what you would pay for asphalt tiles! Solar panel roofing is also still relatively, so finding an installer to do the job correctly can be tricky as well.
While you might not find Elizabeth Taylor on your tin roof, metal roofing still offers a wide range of benefits. Metal roofing is highly durable and can hold up against the elements for decades. Additionally, metal roofing can help decrease the need for cooling by reflecting sun rays that would otherwise make your home too warm to enjoy.
Metal roofing can tend to be more expensive than asphalt roofs but not as expensive as solar. The metal can also be rather loud during a hard rain or hail storm and rattle throughout the house. Additionally, any repairs needed down the line can be tricky when trying to match the exact color and material of the roof.
Get the Roof You Want with The Custom Home Experts
Choosing all the details of your custom home is an exciting process, and with the right help, your plans and ideas can come to life! If you are ready to build your dreams, contact Sunrise Builders today to get started.