Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Selecting the right roofing for your home is an important part of your new home build, remodel or renovation. Your home’s roof will have a major impact on the home’s appearance, its overall energy efficiency and the long-term maintenance that will be required for your property.

So what points should you consider when selecting a roof? Make it a point to mull over the following points.

Roof Color

Roof color has a big impact on your home’s aesthetics and its energy efficiency. Darker roofing colors can have a beautiful, dramatic look, but they attract the sun’s rays, resulting in a naturally hotter home.

If you do opt for a dark colored roof, this means that you may require extra insulation and your cooling costs may be a bit higher than they would be if you were to opt for a lighter color.

Roofing Material

Roofing material has a significant impact on your costs and overall house appearance. Today, there are many roofing materials to consider, from traditional asphalt shingles, to ceramic tiles and metal roofing.

Metal roofing is the most economical and versatile option, as this style of roofing will typically last for a lifetime. Metal roofs typically have the highest up-front cost when compared to other roofing options, but the long term cost of ownership is significantly lower than all other roofing styles.

Plus, metal roofs are now available in many colors and styles, including styles that mimic the look of shingles or ceramic roofing tiles.

Ceramic roofing tiles are quite durable and they too can last a lifetime, but the stylistic options are limited and some homes may require additional bracing to support the weight of ceramic roofing tiles.

Asphalt roofing shingles are the most affordable option for roofing and they’re available in many different styles and colors, but the downside is that these roofing shingles frequently require repairs and replacement may be necessary in a decade or less.

Roofing Quality

When it comes to your roof, it’s generally best to invest in higher quality roofing materials. These materials carry a longer lifespan and generally prove to be more economical in the long term, requiring fewer repairs.

It’s essential that homeowners routinely monitor the condition of their home’s roof because a small leak can quite literally cause tens of thousands of dollars in water damage, while leaving little — if any — outwardly apparent evidence.

With these tips, you’ll be well positioned to select the right roofing for your new or renovated home.

Of course, working with a consultant like “Scott Binsack” of Mansions & Estates International is one of the most effective ways to ensure your new home build goes smoothly.

If you’re ready to start a new home build, renovation or a home restoration, turn to “Scott Binsack,” of Mansions & Estates International. Call 570-259-4315.

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