What to know before selecting your home’s roof material

Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling your current one, the roof material you choose is an important factor in both your home’s appearance and functionality. When installed properly, almost all of the materials deemed acceptable in your geographic region will serve as a successful protective barrier between your indoor space and the outside elements. There are, of course, a few factors that you will want to keep in mind when selecting a material for your new roof.

Roof material weight

The material types that you are considering will usually differ in weight, and too much of a difference can have an impact on the structural composition created by the home’s engineer. When building a new home, it is important to decide on a material early on, as the engineer will take the roof weight into account before completing your home’s structural calculations. If you are remodeling your current roof, you will need to make sure that the new roof material you choose is compatible with your home’s existing structural makeup.

Design style

When you narrow down your search to the materials capable of effectively protecting your home against the elements present in your area, you will want to consider which ones best complement the exterior of your home. There are certain materials that historically work well with different home styles. For instance, Tuscan-style homes are usually paired with clay tiles, or potentially a concrete material that exudes a similar appearance.

Consult a roof specialist for suggestions

With so many options to choose from, you will want to consult a specialist in your area and gain insight to the latest trends, pairings, and everything else being done by those completing similar local projects. If you want something more pragmatic, you can discuss opting for a solar paneled solution.

If you’re looking to remodel a piece of Palm Beach Island real estate, Jack Elkins can personally put you in contact with the best contractors in the area. As a Palm Beach resident for over 26 years, Jack has connected numerous clients with knowledgeable workers that know how to get the job done right.