How to Choose the Right Type of Roofing for Your Home

Sep 19, 2022


Exterior view of a luxury, two-story home with beige sidingIs it time for a roof replacement at your home? Today, there are many different types, styles, and options for residential roofing systems. In many cases, you don’t have to stick with one particular type of roofing just because that’s what’s currently on your home. Instead, you can explore many different options and weigh the pros and cons to determine which types of roofing will best serve your needs and suit your home.

Understanding Your Roofing Options

Some of the most common types of roofing include asphalt shingle, steel, clay tile, and slate. Some of these options, such as clay tile, are better suited for specific climates, while others, like asphalt shingles, are designed to perform well in just about any environment. You’ll want to consider where you live and what types of weather conditions are common in your region before narrowing down your options. Of course, if you have a flat or low-sloped roof, you’ll be limited to a subset of roofing systems designed just for that.

While the performance of your roofing system is essential to consider, so is the architecture of your home. A traditional craftsman house may look out of place with a Mediterranean-style roof, while a slate roof may not be well-suited to modern home design. Consider the architecture of your home and the look and style of your entire neighborhood for context to help you determine which options will help complement your home’s curb appeal the best.

Once you’ve selected a type of roofing, you’ll still have more options to consider. For instance, asphalt shingle roofing is available in base models, mid-line options, and premium designs. You’ll want to weigh the performance and style differences against the overall cost and longevity of the roofing system to help you determine which roofing option will best meet your needs as well.

Turn to Your Trusted Roofing Contractor

Does all of this seem like a lot to think about and consider? Turn to the roofing professionals at Kingdom Contracting to help you understand your options and help you find the best roofing system for your home. We’d be happy to review your options and provide you with the roof replacement services that are just right for your home.