If it’s time to replace your roof, this question has probably crossed your mind: Which roofing materials are best for my home? There are so many different factors that go into this question that it’s hard to give one definitive answer. The fact is, there are advantages to each type of material used on roofs (that’s why roofers use them!), and which one is best for you depends on the following considerations.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing Is Practical And Affordable
If you opt for asphalt shingle roofing, know that this is a great choice recommended by roofers across the state of Illinois. Asphalt shingles offer a cost-effective roof replacement option, making it extremely popular. What’s more, they come in a range of colors and styles to match the rest of your home and accentuate its aesthetic qualities. These shingles are made from material that holds up well in just about any kind of weather, from hot, dry days to winter blizzard conditions. Homeowners appreciate the value of asphalt shingles and the ease with which they can be maintained. Whether for the commercial or residential sector, asphalt shingle roofing is a popular choice here in the region west of Chicago.
Flat Roofing Can Increase Your Living Space
Many historic homes have flat roofs, so a roof replacement for these properties will likely match (while updating) what’s already in place. But just about any property can have a flat roof installed, and the main benefit of this type of roofing is the additional living space it can provide. Rooftop patios are popular, and flat roof services can achieve this extra outdoor living and entertainment area. A range of materials is available for flat roof installations, giving your local roofers — and you — many options for durable, waterproof solutions.
Cedar Shake Roofing Provides A Beautiful Solution
At Adept Construction, we find that many of our customers choose cedar shake roofing because of the elegance and beauty it conveys. These shingles can complement just about any architectural style of a home or business, and in addition, they’re made from quality materials that can withstand weather extremes. Needless to say, in the type of climate that our Naperville, Villa Park, and Downers Grove customers experience, where summers can be hot, humid, and rainy while winters see sub-zero temperatures, driving winds, and piling snow, a roof that holds up to all kinds of inclement weather is essential.
Composite Roofing Offers The Best Of All Worlds
For the ideal combination of strength, durability, beauty, and longevity, many roofing companies and homeowners find that composite roofing is the way to go. For new roof installations, composite roofing is often the right choice for the following reasons:
- Excellent aesthetics, with many aesthetics, colors, and styles to choose from.
- Can mimic clay or slate roofing, minus the weight and cost.
- Composite roofing is stronger than wood shake materials.
- These composite materials are resistant to warping, blistering, and peeling.
- This roofing stands up to large temperature swings and weather extremes.
- It provides a resilient, low-maintenance roofing solution.
As you can see, each roofing option offers a number of benefits, making it extremely difficult to answer, in general terms, the question of which roofing materials are best. It really depends on a case-by-case basis.
Bring Us Your Questions
If you’re considering a new roof installation, we’re sure you have a lot of questions. We invite you to bring them to us! Adept Construction serves the communities west of Chicago, including Villa Park and Naperville, so we have plenty of experience to back up the answers we provide. If you’re not sure which roof type is best for you, consult with Adept Construction. Reach out to us with your questions today!