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How To Choose The Right Roofing System For Your Budget

With all the different roofing materials and types it can be difficult to determine which one is best for you and your budget. Whether it’s a full roof replacement or just a shingle replacement, there are certain things to consider when selecting the right roofing system. Reliable Roofing & Construction in Hattiesburg MS has put together some helpful tips that will make it easier to decide on the best option for you.

Understanding Your Options

The first thing you want to do is research all of your options, so that you can make an informed decision about what type of roofing system will be most suitable for your needs and budget. There are five main types of roofing materials: asphalt shingles, tile roofs, metal roofs, rubber roofs, and flat roofs. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages based on cost, durability, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal.

Asphalt shingle roofs offer a variety of colors and style options at an affordable price point. They generally last between 15-20 years before needing replacement. Tile roofs offer great energy efficiency but cost more than asphalt shingle roofs and require regular maintenance because they are prone to cracking if not cared for properly. Metal roofs are durable but more expensive than asphalt shingle or tile roofs; however they have great long-term value as they last 50+ years with little upkeep needed. Rubber roof systems are also long-lasting but tend to be much higher in cost than other options due to their labor intensive installation process. Finally flat roofs often use tar/gravel systems or rubber membrane systems which are both fairly affordable but require periodic maintenance as well as extra waterproof sealant applications every few years to keep them performing optimally over time.

Prioritizing What’s Important To You

Once you’ve identified all the available options, it’s important to consider what matters most when making your decision. Cost is obviously important but other factors like longevity and energy efficiency should also be taken into account when comparing your different choices. Asphalt shingles may be cheapest up front but could end up costing you more over time due to their shorter lifespan compared with other materials such as metal or tile roofing that provide greater protection from the elements over a longer period of time while potentially reducing heating/cooling costs via improved insulation properties too depending on the climate where you live. Of course if having the highest quality material isn’t essential then a less expensive option like a flat rubber membrane might provide a satisfactory alternative if cost savings is paramount for you (just remember that regular maintenance will still need to be scheduled).

Getting Professional Assistance

When considering any major home improvement project like replacing your existing roof system it’s very important not just to take into account your budget but also get professional advice as well in order ensure proper installation once everything has been selected. Professional crews may appear higher priced initially but allow experienced installers handle this work can greatly reduce potential problems down the road from leaks or improper material application thus ensuring safety from water damage in addition to providing long-term satisfaction with your investment either now or when selling/trading in for another property later on since many realtors cite property features such as favorable exterior conditions (including updated siding & new windows along with properly installed tile/metal/asphalt etc…) when listing and sellers may receive better offers through those extra amenities being offered even though those related updates weren’t required prior to sale unlike completing necessary repairs post purchase before inspections were conducted..

At Reliable Roofing & Construction we understand how important selecting the right roof system is for protecting your family & valuables while looking good doing it! Our experienced team provides full service inspection & installation services while offering competitive pricing on virtually any kind of residential roof option available! So leave us feeling confident knowing that whether its flexible payment plans w/financing opportunities or basic utilization of insurance proceeds we’re here providing solutions around both those scenarios so contact us today for additional info & receive 10% off thru March 1st 2021!!!

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