Are your in the market for a roof installation or re-roofing of your house? This article helps you become more acquainted with your options and the features you should consider when comparing one to another.
Because your home’s roof is the primary barrier between you and nature’s elements, it is critical to choose a material that is reliable. It must shed rain and snow, hold up in wind and endure the sun. Roofers in Auckland and other parts of New Zealand always consider the climate, and the shape and orientation of your home before making a recommendation the ideal material for your roof installation.
The slope or ‘pitch’ of your roof’s surface is a consideration that may eliminate some roofing possibilities. Even a slight change in pitch can affect the material you use and cost of roofing.
Because the roof is typically very visible from the street, appearance of a roof material will often dramatically affect the look of a home. The colour, texture, and type of material should be compatible with your home’s exterior finish and style.Be true to your home’s architectural style when choosing a roof.
Cost is a prime consideration when undertaking a roof installation. While tiles typically come pricier than metal roofs, their cost of maintenance is low and they are much more durable. Over the years as people realise its benefits Auckland’s roofing scene has evolved considerably with a greater use of tiles as opposed to the traditional and cheaper metal roofing.
Roof longevity and durability
Be aware that the ultimate cost of a material is a factor of its durability. A pricier product is likely to last much longer than its inexpensive counterpart, thus saving you money in the long run as you probably don’t need to re-roof or spend a fortune on maintenance.
Roof installation issues
Along with the pitch, weight of the roofing and the structural framing of your house need to be considered when installing a roof. A heavier material choice may require beefing up your structural framing, which means additional cost. Lightweight materials are typically easier to install.