Is it time to replace your roof? If so, you’re most likely doing immense amounts of research in order to choose the right type of roof for your home. After all, this is an expensive investment for your home and you’d like it to not only last for a long time but also stand up to hailstorms and other serious weather common to the Oklahoma area. Paying for repairs after every major storm isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time, and that’s why it’s so important to choose a roofing system that can handle the most severe weather elements.
Looking at the Different Roofing Systems
The truth is, you have a wide range of options when it comes to roofing systems, everything from affordable asphalt shingles to pricey metal roofing. Here are some of the options available to you:
Asphalt shingle roofing is the most economical system on the market and offers a broad selection of colors and styles to suit most homeowners’ tastes. However, asphalt shingles often do not stand up to the weather as well as other systems and sometimes start to fail within a decade (especially in sunny climates).
A wood shake roof offers a beautiful, rustic aesthetic and has an insulation level that beats out asphalt shingles. But be advised — wood shakes require much more maintenance than other roofing styles and can be a fire hazard. What’s more, repairs are typically expensive.
Featuring a Mediterranean look, a tile roof has enhanced strength and durability and can be a decades-long solution for your home. However, it’s a heavier roofing option so it may require extra framing support that is an added cost.
Metal roofing is a premium roofing style and nowadays, these roofs can mimic the look of wood shakes, shingle roofing, and tile roofing. They are also energy efficient, able to shed snow and rain, and lightweight. Plus, in many cases, a metal roof can last a lifetime on a home. The downside to this roofing style, though, is that it is one of the most expensive styles on the market.
Metal — The Best Roofing System
The facts don’t lie: The best roofing system on the market is a metal roof. These roofs can offer at least 50 years of durability, outperforming every other system on the market. While they are more expensive up front, they will be the more economical system down the road as you won’t need to worry about investing in another roof replacement or paying for constant roof repairs.
Is Metal the Right Option for You?
However, just because metal roofing is the best roofing material on the market, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right option for your home. There are many factors involved in this decision. For example, perhaps you plan to sell your home in the near future so you’re not as concerned with installing a roof that offers a lifetime of durability, but rather one that is more cost-effective and will upgrade the curb appeal of your home. If so, you might be more inclined to have an asphalt shingle roof installed.
McRoof is a leading roofing company serving Oklahoma homeowners, and we can help you with this decision. We install metal roofing systems for our customers as well as architectural shingles. This roofing system is similar to asphalt shingles, but since it has two layers bonded together rather than one layer, it offers greater durability and wind resistance. Both our metal roofs and architectural shingles are manufactured by CertainTeed, a leading manufacturer, and we hold special status with this company due to our outstanding installation practices. We are a SELECT ShingleMaster™ and Master Shingle Applicator, and also hold their MetalContractor credential.
Contact McRoof today to learn more about our roofing systems. We are based in Oklahoma City and serve the surrounding community.