5 Factors to Consider When Selecting a New Roof

By April 20, 2018 No Comments

Though it is often out of sight, out of mind, and durable enough to last many years, even the highest-quality roof will not adequately protect your home forever. If it is leaking and damaged, then your roof definitely needs to be replaced. Or perhaps you simply don’t like how your roof looks anymore and you think that it’s time for a change.

Either way, if you are thinking about installing a new roof on your North Vancouver or West Vancouver home, then here are 5 important factors for you to consider first:

1. Roofing Material

Deciding on which roofing material to use on your roof will likely be a combination of preference and what is most suitable for your home. For example, some homes may not be able to carry the weight of roofing materials such as tile or slate. Low-sloped or flat roofs are also going to require different materials and installation techniques than roofs with a steeper pitch. From composition singles, to wood shakes and shingles, to metal roofing, you have many different roofing materials to consider.

2. Style

Though not as visible as your lawn, driveway, doors, and window frames, your home’s roof is nevertheless an important component of its curb appeal. Different roofing materials and shingle styles can either add or take away from the overall look of your home. Take the time to consider your options and don’t hesitate to get input from an experienced roofing contractor who has seen how these styles look on different homes.

3. Color

Though an important part of your roof’s overall style, the color of your roof deserves its own special consideration because it is a roof’s most visible and immediately noticeable component. Choose a color that works well with your home’s overall color scheme, as well as with its surroundings. One good tip to keep in mind is that, if you can see a large portion of your roof from ground level, then a neutral tone is usually best.

4. Longevity

If you’re going to be purchasing a brand new roof, then you want to ensure that you won’t be springing for another one in just a few years time. The durability of a roof depends on many factors, such as the quality of the workmanship, the quality of the materials, and the chosen roofing material. You may be tempted to save money by going with cheaper options, but you’ll just end up costing yourself more in repairs and an eventual early replacement.

5. The Roofing Contractor

It won’t matter what materials, style, and color you choose if the end product isn’t properly installed by a certified roofing contractor with regional experience. Homes in different locations have different roof needs, so choosing a trusted North Vancouver and West Vancouver contractor such as Samra Bros. Roofing is a must.

Proudly providing roofing services in the Lower Mainland since 1972, Samra Bros. Roofing knows what materials and techniques are best suited for your home. If you have any questions about our certifications and our work, or if you would like a free estimate, then feel free to contact Samra Bros. Roofing today.