The roof plays the biggest role in home protection, and it is also the single largest home construction investment. The roof protects the building and its residents from the elements of weather like sunlight, rain, snow, and hail as well as storm and provides comfortable living space. The roof provides building insulation and keeps the interior warm in winter and cool in summer. Roofs also contribute to the looks of the building, and it must balance the aesthetics with the functionalities to ensure satisfactory performance.
Roofs must be long-lasting to enable homeowners to recover the high cost of roof installation, and different roofing materials have different longevity. The cost of the roof also matters because it must match the budget of homeowners. Most importantly, the cost of roof maintenance also matters because poor roof maintenance is a cause of early roof replacement that can hit homeowners extremely hard financially.
To strike a balance between cost, aesthetics, and longevity, the experts of Storm Pros Roofing Company GA recommend the use of Asphalt and Metal roofs, which are budget-friendly and last long.
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For residential use, asphalt shingles have been the most popular roofing material, a trend that continues. Despite being heavy, the low cost of material and installation as compared to any other roofing material is the reason for its widespread popularity. In addition, asphalt shingles are available in varied styles, which is also a big attraction.
The installation of asphalt shingles roofing is simple, and if you are ready to do the hard work, it can be a DIY project which can save the cost of installation provided you have the necessary expertise and resources to do a satisfactory job. With an average life of 25-30 years, which in some cases can go up to 50 years with proper material and maintenance, asphalt roofing is the most pocket-friendly option among all roofing materials. Despite the designated life of asphalt roofs, the longevity depends on the type of roof maintenance and the weather of the place.
Metal roofs are typical of commercial and industrial buildings like warehouses, sheds, etc. but recently, it is gaining popularity for residential use too. Metal roofs are cheap and exceptionally durable, which can last exceptionally long, but it lacks the aesthetics that are important for residential buildings. Metal roofs can last for 100 years and offer much superior protection than asphalt roofing, which is prone to breakage, curling, and buckling after some years due to weather exposure. Metal roofs require very little maintenance, and even the cheapest variety can offer excellent protection against weather elements. Metal roofs are available in many colors, and some can replicate the looks of an asphalt roof. But there might be problems with metal roofs in windy, rain and snowy conditions.
While both types of roofs are highly functional, the difference is in cost and the presentation. The kind of budget you have and the style you want to achieve will influence the choice of the roof when all other things are equal.