Buying a new roof can be an exciting endeavor, but it isn’t something you should do every few years. Choose a product that’s going to last to save money and to avoid the inconvenience of going through messy construction regularly.
Experienced roofing contractors, including Storm Master Construction and Roofing, agree that these are the qualities to look for when buying a roof:
Strong roofing materials don’t break easily. They may sustain some denting during hailstorms, but high-velocity ice pellets can’t damage them severely upon impact.
Metal and slate are two of the most durable roofing materials on the market. Specialized asphalt shingle products, like GAF’s Timberline™ ArmorShield® II, can resist impact damage exceptionally too.
The roof’s ability to stay in place during violent wind events, like sustained gales, depends largely on several things.
Storm Master Construction and Roofing and other roof repair specialists attest a steep pitch can be a risk factor. This is why gable roofs require adequate supports and short overhangs to minimize the chances of wind uplift.
Regardless of your roof’s design, though, don’t skimp on materials. If you want an asphalt-shingle roof, invest in starter strip shingles and more nails to help prevent blow-off and to upgrade to a stronger warranty.
Roofs are constantly exposed to moisture one way or another, so it’s imperative to buy a material that doesn’t weaken quickly because of water. Slate is a favorite choice in roof replacement because of its tendency not to remain structurally sound despite prolonged moisture exposure. Most of today’s metal roofing products, including those that contain iron, are resistant to water damage.
Asphalt shingles drain water efficiently since they’re usually installed on pitched roofs. With proper maintenance, an asphalt-shingle roof can stay moss- and debris-free to minimize moisture accumulation.
Some roofing materials are fireproof; slate and metal are prime examples. But even combustible ones have flame-retardant elements, which is why high-quality asphalt shingles have a Class A fire rating.
Storm Master Construction and Roofing installs nothing but resilient roofs. Call us at (817) 717-5348 to learn more about our asphalt-shingle, metal and slate roofing solutions and to get a free estimate. We serve Flower Mound, TX and the surrounding areas.