The Top 3 Types Of Roofing For Your Harrisonburg Home.
Picking a stylish and functional roof can be fun when you’re building a new home or replacing an old roof. Here are three of the most popular types of roofing that Harrisonburg homeowners choose:
1 Traditional Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are the standard roofing material for a reason! As the most common residential roofing material, they come in a huge variety of styles, shapes and colors. They’re fairly durable and any damage that does occur is generally easily fixed. Because they’re lightweight, they shouldn’t require any special modification to the home, and they require little maintenance.
Asphalt roofs may need to be replaced within 30 years, but their initial cost is generally much cheaper than the alternatives.
2 Slate And Cedar Shake
Slate or cedar shake have a charming, old word look and offer superior longevity.
Natural slate is gorgeous but can be hard to work with–although systems such as TruSlate make it more affordable. Synthetic slate looks like the real thing but is even easier on the budget and comes in many different colors and patterns.
Cedar shake is available in a few different thicknesses and can have hand-split or sawn profiles. It’s highly durable to wind and rain, and many homeowners think it looks even better as it ages. However, it does require regular maintenance, and the material and labor costs are more significant.
3 Metal Roofing
More homeowners have been choosing metal roofs in the Shenandoah Valley. They’re available in a wide range of stunning colors, and evoke the look of older Virginia homes. Because they’re constructed out of a heavy gauge of metal, they are less susceptible to damage. Unlike other roofing materials, metal is also resistant to mildew, mold, rot and even fire.
The downside of metal roofing is that installation and repairs can be very expensive. Although hail won’t affect the integrity of such roofs, it can leave ugly dents. And, some homeowners find metal roofs to be too loud during rainstorms.
Valley Roofing & Exteriors Has The Top Materials For Your Home.
Our expert installers can get you any of these top roofing options. If you’re interested in traditional asphalt, slate or cedar shake, or metal roofing, get in touch for a free estimate.