The largest, immovable external component of any structure, the roof takes a lot of beating from external elements, particularly the weather. Since it protects the rest of the structure, its occupants, and everything else the structure contains, it needs to possess top-notch qualities and characteristics.
So when choosing a roofing system for your home, you have to ensure it can withstand the sun’s harmful and damaging UV rays and heat, heavy rains, harsh winds, severe storms, and other types of inclement weather like snow and hail. In other words, you want to make certain it will give protect you for as long as possible.
To make sure you invest in the right roofing material, consider the following:
Before you decide on a roofing material, consider Tulsa’s climate, Robbins Roofing suggests. With its temperate, humid subtropical climate and an annual average temperature of 16 °C, the city’s weather patterns can vary greatly depending on the season. Occasionally, temperature and rainfall extremes do happen, so factor this in as well.
This is why composition plays a big role in the decision making process. The roof should have materials and a construction that can withstand the city’s climate. Shingle roofs remain the most popular, and have undergone dramatic improvements over the years, making them more durable and long lasting. However, you should still consider a metal roof, since it offers exceptional durability, energy efficiency, and longevity.
While asphalt shingle roofs have relatively good wind- and fire-resistance, they do not have the same durability and longevity as metal, concrete, and slate. They do cost the least though. For greater wind and fire resistance, look towards metal, concrete, slate, and plastic polymer.
What sits atop your home affects its overall value, so you should also factor in appearance when choosing a roofing a system.
Lastly, take into consideration the design, style, and theme of your home, and then opt for a system that goes best with these factors but still meets the above-mentioned qualities.