Choosing a roof for your home is a big decision. It’s not like a poorly chosen paint color you can change up in a weekend. A good roof will last you decades, so you want to make sure you choose the right materials for your budget and home style.
How long are you planning on staying in the home?
Asphalt shingles are a good budget-friendly option. The initial costs are lower than metal alternatives, making it ideal for homeowners who cannot afford a metal roof or don’t intend to stay in the home long enough to recoup the cost savings of a metal roof.
Asphalt roofs are also backed by our Golden Pledge Warranty. This warranty will cover your roof for its lifetime and give you peace of mind and less worry. It is the strongest warranty on the market and includes a factory inspection on your finished roof.
For homeowners looking to stay in their home longer than the lifespan of an asphalt roof, metal is the way to go. Metal roofs are becoming more popular in residential homes because they are more energy efficient, withstand the weather better and are less costly than asphalt, because you don’t have to replace them as often. Plus, from the street, you can’t even tell the roof isn’t asphalt!
Not all shingles are made the same
If you’re going with asphalt shingles, there are lots of decisions to consider: Style, color, longevity and affordability. A good asphalt roof should last 20 years, so longevity is the most important factor to consider.
We recommend these three options:
- Three-Tab Shingle, which offers basic protection and at an affordable price
- Timberline Architectural Shingles. These shingles have a beautiful look to them and come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty
- Lifetime Designer Shingles are our most durable option and come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. They come in dozen styles and colors
Whether you’re going with asphalt shingles or metal, there are dozens of colors and styles to choose from and they all add to your home’s appearance. You can choose a simple Three-Tab asphalt shingle or a Lifetime Designer Shingle designed to look like wood shakes and just about anything in between.
The roofing experts at Medina Exteriors can help walk you through the process, to pick a roofing style that fits your needs, budget and the style of your home. Check out some descriptions of some common roofing styles below: