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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Roofing Material

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Roofing Material

Choosing a material is the most exciting part of a roof replacement project, but making an impulsive decision is a serious mistake. While your choice may seem pretty in your head, it might not deliver excellent results if you fail to consider everything that you should.

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Whether you’re buying a new residential or commercial roofing system, Chase Roofing recommends paying heed to these five important factors when selecting a replacement material:

  1. Roof Pitch

The slope of your roof dictates which materials would work for it. Its slant determines its ability to shed water. More pitch means better drainage because gravity can help rid your roof of rain and snow naturally. Having less of it, however, requires specialized materials to reduce the chances of leakage with standing water.

  1. Price Range

Your pocket is as important as your heart when choosing a roofing material. Prices vary greatly and the difference between premium and economical products can be tens of thousands of dollars. Learn about how much each material costs per square foot, and know the size of your roof to do the math.

In addition to your initial outlay, understand your choice’s maintenance requirements to get an idea of your potential, long-term roof repair costs. This way, you can see which product is financially sensible to buy based on your unique situation.

  1. Material Weight

If you’re buying a replacement roofing material heavier than your current one, beware of potentially costlier installation. Structural modifications may be necessary to improve your property’s load-bearing capacity, allowing it to support the weight of a heftier roof.

  1. Architectural Style

Crowning your property with a historically accurate roof increases curb appeal. This is especially true if you live in a traditional neighborhood. But if your community favors eclecticism, you can depart from the norm, and experiment with a different material.

  1. Perceived Longevity

Some roofing products can last for over a century while others might beg for retirement after just a few decades. The expected service life of the material influences its initial price. However, any material will only reach the end of its life span with proper maintenance.

At Chase Roofing LLC, we specialize in a variety of roofing options for residential and commercial properties. With our team’s 50 years of collective experience, you can count on us to help you pick the one that makes sense for your situation. Call us at (757) 333-0052 now to talk about your roofing needs and get a free estimate. We serve Hampton, VA, and other nearby areas.