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Popular Types of Roofing Options and Their Benefits for Your Home


Popular Types of Roofing Options and Their Benefits for Your Home

Aside from the foundation, the roof is arguably one of the most important aspects of any home or building. Unfortunately, it’s one of those things that doesn’t often get talked or thought about very much because it’s out of sight and out of mind. That is, until there’s a leak or maintenance issue that is. That’s when you’ll quickly find out how important quality roofing services really are.

Pro Home Services is well-known for our incredible line of replacement windows, home remodeling services, and new door installations, but we’re also experts in siding and roofing as well! If the head of your home is something you’ve been meaning to fix or replace, call us today to find out how we can help. In the meantime, here is some basic information on the most common types of roofing you’ll likely be choosing from.

  • Shingles: Shingles, usually made of asphalt, are by far the most common roofing option in the U.S. these days. It’s relatively inexpensive, easy to install, and makes for a quaint — if somewhat uninspiring — look. However, you can choose the color of your shingles and specific quality will vary so make sure to do some research before you pick.
  • Metal: Metal has become one of the most popular roofing options in recent years. One of the reasons is because it’s incredibly durable, long-lasting, and even recyclable in most cases. Metal roofs can help with natural energy efficiency by reflecting sunlight. (Plus, they look really cool, too.)
  • Clay/Concrete Tiles: Clay or concrete tiles can be a bit more expensive, but they’re also very durable and energy efficient. Those looking for a truly unique look on the top of their home might be interested in these options as they are not nearly as popular as the previous two and can be selected in a variety of colors and styles.

The contract roofing industry makes approximately $46 billion in the U.S. every year. While window replacement — a cost that 73 to 77% of which can often time be recouped when you go to sell your home — might be what you think of when it comes to Pro Home Services, we can help with your roof too. Finally, one important piece of information to know whether you work with us or not is that you must completely remove a roof before installing a new one. Not doing so is what industry professionals would call a “hack job” and can result in decreasing the roof’s life expectancy by 20%.





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