Sooner or later, we all have to do it. Yes, it is inevitable, but choosing a new roof for your home doesn’t have to be a harrowing experience. While it’s true, there are many choices out there, it’s also true that not every roof is ideal for every climate. Whether replacing the roof on you existing home or choosing a type of roof for your new build, Josh Smalling Roofing and Restoration can provide you with a protective cover to keep your family safe and secure.
Let’s talk about the different styles and types of roofing materials from which to choose. Did you know that not all roofing materials involve shingles? Let’s first talk about those that do involve shingles.
Roofing Option – Asphalt Shingles
A good all-around roofing choice for much of the country would be asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles give you lots of choices in color, so the cap on your home will not only function well but look great as well. Josh Smalling Roofing and Restoration can also provide design custom options to give your home a unique architectural look because we are a Platinum Preferred Contractor with Owens-Corning. Not just good looking, Owens-Corning roofing products are perfect for the fickle weather of Indiana. They are durable, and more affordable than you think.
Roofing Option – Wood Shingles
Another type of shingled roof would be a wood shingle or a wood shake shingle roof. This type of coverage involves a more rugged look, which would be great for a lodge, cabin, or a home outside of the city. Wood shake are cut thicker and rougher unlike its cousin, the standard wood shingle, which is thinner and smoother.
Roofing Option – Clay Tile
If you’ve ever been to the southwest, or maybe even parts of Florida, you have probably seen a clay tile roof. You know the kind. They are the curved terra cotta (or similar material) pieces that give the roof a reddish, “bumpy” texture and a “Spanish” feel. They’re not popular in the Midwest, so you probably don’t see them here often.
Roofing Option – Stone or Metal
A couple more styles that don’t involve shingles would be a slate or standing seam metal roof. Slate is just what it says: A thick slab of slate (stone). Not all homes are built to withstand this type of heavy roof and would need to be reinforced. A metal roof, while lighter, is often installed by specialty companies.
It’s always a good idea to take a look at your roof to check for problems on a regular basis or hire an inspector to come and check it for you. Here at Josh Smalling Roofing and Restoration, we know roofing and would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your roof. You can contact us at 317-483-3093 or simply visit our website for more information.