High Point, NC Residential Roofing Specialists
Aside from painting the exterior, one of the best ways to improve the appearance of your home and increase its market value is by replacing that old weathered roof. Just be prepared to pick from a wide range of colors, materials, and styles. When it comes to residential roofing projects in High Point, NC, Beane Roofing can help you with the right features and options to consider. We’ve been helping homeowners with roofing installation and repair services throughout the Triad Area since 2000.
A Brief Word About Roofing Materials
There are a number of roofing materials that have literally remained unchanged for a century, or so, such as: copper, slate, and wood shakes. However, over the past couple of decades, Beane Roofing has seen an array of newer materials introduced to the market. Most of these have been developed out of a need to fulfill the homeowner’s demands for:
- decreased costs
- easier installation
- greater sustainability
- increased durability
While each material plays a significant role in the residential roofing industry in High Point, NC, you need to be aware of the options that are available and choose the one that best addresses your needs.
Six Key Factors to Consider
Many homeowners decide to replace their existing roof with newer, updated versions of the same materials. This makes sense for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it’s more affordable than some other materials, and secondly, your current roof has lasted for many years. However, you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to upgrade its appearance and functionality. Before you decide, Beane Roofing recommends that you consider the following six (6) key factors:
Aesthetics or “eye appeal” – Because it is highly visible to passersby on the street, nothing can dramatically impact the appearance of your home more than the materials your roof is constructed from. A roofing material’s color, texture, and type needs to be compatible with the finish and style of your home.
Durability and longevity – If you’re planning on living in your home for years to come, the ultimate cost of the roofing materials you select is a key factor in its durability and longevity. While you could save money on a cheaper material such as a composite, it won’t last as long as one that costs more. In reality, that cheaper material won’t save you anything if you have to replace your roof a lot sooner than expected.
Fire resistance – UL (Underwriter’s Laboratories) rates a roofing material’s and its sheathing’s fire resistance with a Class A rating. This rating is considered the most resistant against severe fire exposure. Class B materials will not ignite under moderate exposure, while Class C materials resist minor exposure at best. So if you live in an area that is prone to fires you don’t want to use a Class B, C, or unrated material.
Material weight – You need to determine if the structural framing of your roof is going to support the weight of the material you select. Beane Roofing can help you determine how much weight your roof structure will be able to handle. Keep in mind that certain masonry materials, as well as slate and tile, are extremely heavy. And, can weigh up to half a ton per roofing “square” (100 sq. ft.).
Protection from the weather – It’s important to remember that your roof is your home’s weather barrier. It is all that protects you and your family from Mother Nature and her seasonal wrath. Choose a material that endures direct sunlight, holds up to high winds, and sheds rain and snow.
Slope of your roof – Roof slope or “pitch” is determined by calculating how many inches it rises per horizontal foot. For example, if it rises 4 inches for every 12, residential roofing contractors in High Point, NC refer to this as a “4-in-12 slope.” This factor will help determine which materials will or will not be a good choice.
For more information regarding our residential roofing services in High Point, NC, please contact Beane Roofing today. We will be more than happy to assist you with any aspect of the project that needs to be completed.