If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan or has been damaged from some recent storms, you may be looking into repairing or replacing it. However, before installing a new roof, you need to consider several factors:
- Your budget
- What material looks good on your home
- The impact it will have on your home’s value
First of all, you should operate within a budget that is comfortable for your finances. However, if you find that you have some extra margin and want to know if it is worth it to spend a little extra on materials that are a long-term investment, we can recommend some great options. If you have some equity to spare to go the extra mile beyond basic asphalt, Noble Roofing can get you a roofing installation that can impress your appraisers.
What is a Roof’s ROI?
According to HGTV, the average roof’s return on investment is 80% regardless of the material you choose. But the benefits increase when you choose a roof that is durable and less likely to need frequent replacements. By choosing a material that last for decades, you will reduce what will need to spend over time. This is both attractive to you as a long-term resident and to prospective buyers who often don’t want to fix a roof after moving in.
Yes, We Still Love Asphalt
Now don’t get us wrong, asphalt is still an excellent roofing material. It can last up to 25 years and is an affordable installation, which is useful in the case of tight budgets, storm damage, or other emergencies. It is a good basic roof when you need a full roofing installation and aren’t keen on chipping into your equity. But if you want to give your roof some extra mileage, opting for the following materials can give you some amazing cost-benefits.
Metal Roof Benefits
Today, metal roofs come in plenty of attractive styles, such as shingles, standing seam, tiles, slate and more. Metal roofs on average 50 years with proper maintenance, with the typical lifespan of 40-70 years. Overall, you can have 2-3 asphalt roofs in the time when you just need one metal roof. Depending on the quality and nature of the materials you choose, you will save in the long game by not having to replace your roof more frequently or deal with damage related to moisture and algae.
Clay Roof Benefits
Clay also has a higher initial cost, but it is extremely durable and comes with Class-A fire resistance rating and strength. Clay roofs also usually come with a 50-year warranty, which means they last double the expected lifespan of asphalt shingles. You may get insurance perks for choosing this kind of roof in an area that is prone to wildfires because of its fire resistance.
Composite Shingle Benefits
These are often confused with asphalt shingles, but they are but is different from in a few key ways:
- They are more durable
- They can mimic many different roofing materials
- They have the potential for a long life. Lower-grade variations last about 20 years, but quality brands can last at least 50 years with proper maintenance.
- Due to their durability, many composite shingles carry warranties that last between 30-50 years.
- They require little to no maintenance, ideal for the homeowner who doesn’t want to keep up with their roof constantly
- Composite materials rarely crack, peel, split, or warp.
Roof Replacement and Repair In Northern Virginia
Make sure that your home is properly protected from the damaging natural effects by maintaining your roof this fall.
Whether you’re looking for better form or function, or simply feel that a new roof is in order, trust Noble Roofing, the preferred choice for roof replacement in Centreville VA and surrounding cities. Give us call at (703) 404-0505 to speak with our roofing experts. You can also request a free estimate through our convenient online request form today.