Your roof is arguably the most important part of your home. It’s what protects you, your family, your belongings, and your property investment from the ravages of the often-harsh South Carolina climate.
The type of roofing materials you choose are crucial to the lifespan of your roof, the energy efficiency of your home, and its overall curb appeal. Homeowners having a new roof installed can choose from several types of roofing materials sold in a wide variety of colors and styles.
Here are some of the most popular types available. Your roofing contractor will help you choose the appropriate roofing materials for your particular home design and your location.
Choosing the Best Roofing Materials for Your South Carolina Home
This is what is used on the majority of homes across America and in South Carolina. Asphalt shingle advantages include being very effective at providing protection, typically less expensive, easy to install, and widely available.
The beauty of natural wood, combined with high durability, make wood shakes an attractive option for many homeowners. However, they’re expensive compared to other roofing materials, and the high humidity common in the South means they require regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent rot and decay.
Metal has been used to cover homes for generations due to its long-lasting durability, cost-effectiveness, ease of installation, and because it is fireproof. It has grown in popularity in recent years because it is now available in so many different styles, shapes and metal roofing colors, and because it complements metal siding so well.
Slate has always been a popular roofing choice in Northern climes both for its beauty and its ability to withstand moisture and heavy snow accumulations. While it is attractive, and definitely boosts curb appeal, it’s also one of the most expensive options, and its heavy weight makes it more costly to install. It can also be very slippery, so any repairs should be left to the professionals.
Clay & Ceramic Tiles
Tile roofs are charming and very resistant to the elements, and they are available in many different designs, styles and colors. They are relatively inexpensive to purchase, although they take more time and effort to install, which makes installation more costly.
The roofing specialists at Adams & Coe can help you choose the best roofing materials for your home. Contact us today for a quote.