In the first part of our special two-part blog, we discussed the top reasons you need a new roof. The next question is, what exactly should your new roof be made of? In today’s conclusion to our eye-opening series, Hinkle Roofing, your expert in roofing and gutters, discusses three of the best roofing materials that can suit the structural requirements and architectural design of your beloved property.
Here’s a quick rundown.
Over 70% of all single-family homes in the country employ some variant of asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are popular because of their affordability and accessibility to all budgets, variety of design and weather resistance. Asphalt can also last up to 30 years when properly installed and maintained, providing an economical yet effective roofing solution.
As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, Hinkle Roofing can install the Timberline® Lifetime series, America’s best-selling shingle line. They come in an array of styles and colors to match your exterior and vinyl siding. They are also backed by a strong lifetime limited warranty and use Advanced Protection Technology®, a suite of features that lead the industry in durability and weather resistance.
A metal roof is an eco-friendly roofing material because of its high solar reflectivity. This means heat only bounces off instead of being absorbed by the roofing system, keeping your interior space cozy. Indirectly, it also reduces your reliance on artificial heating and cooling, leading to energy savings. In addition, metal roofs can withstand both fire and water and can last up to 50 years or more.
Slate roofs are expected to last for many decades, even up to a hundred if maintained regularly. They are fire-resistant, energy-efficient and the most striking of the three by far, which can help boost your home’s value if you’re thinking about resale. They can also be fully recycled, which means they don’t take up precious landfill space when it’s time to dispose of them.
Turn to a premier roofing company like Hinkle Roofing for your roof installation and repair projects. We also offer other home improvement products, such as replacement windows, and their installation. Call us today at (205) 352-1940 to learn more. We serve residents of Alabama, particularly Tuscaloosa, AL.