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Picking roofing materials to withstand all weather

You may be getting a new roof for a variety of reasons.
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You may be getting a new roof for a variety of reasons. Maybe you need to replace an old one, or maybe you are building a new house. Either way, deciding what kind of roof you want could be an extensive process. In an area like Spokane where you are dealing with all four seasons including hot summer and snowy winters, you need to make sure you have the kind of roof that can withstand all the seasons. Here are some things to consider in choosing your next roof.

Asphalt shingles

You’ll notice that most homes tend to have asphalt shingles. Not only is this the least expensive option, it also usually comes with a 20 year guarantee. That should be plenty of a guarantee for most people since people don’t stay in their homes forever anymore like they used to. But it definitely doesn’t any kind of style to your exterior.

Slate options

One of the really great all-weather options is slate. Although it is fairly expensive, it looks great and is amazing with ice and snow. They last as long as 50 years, and you can get the fake stuff with all the same benefits and almost the exact same look.

Wood shingle roof

Another option is to get shingles made out of wood. While they do last for around 30 years, they are kind of high maintenance. If not installed properly, the wood isn’t able to breath, which can cause all kinds of problems. The aesthetic appeal of the wood roofing may make you want to try it, but they are a lot of work to take care of even if they can last a long time.

Ultimately, it is up to you to decide if curb appeal, price, or durability is most important to you and pick the roof that fits your needs the best.

Home improvement news brought to you by bartonroof.com

Source: thisoldhouse.com/ideas/choosing-roofing-materials

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