When it comes to your home’s maintenance needs, all parts of your home’s construction are important—from the interior to the exterior. The roof, however, is considered by many to be one of the most critical parts of your home, and keeping up with its maintenance and repair needs should always be a top priority.

Even with the most diligent maintenance standards, however, a roof without high-performance, top-quality materials won’t last long under harsh weather conditions or other threats. To help you learn how to choose the best materials for your home’s roof installation, repair, or replacement needs, take a look at this guide from our expert team of roofers at Tristate Roofing on choosing the best kind of roof shingles for your home.

Choosing Your New Roof Shingles

Construction materials have come a long way in the last decade or so, and today’s roof materials and products for home building are now more innovative, durable, and reliable than ever before, In the past, homeowners didn’t have many options when it came to choosing materials for their roof replacement or installation. Nowadays, however, most homeowners will have the advantage of choosing from a vast selection of high-performance roofing products that are affordable and stylish, too.

Here are some of the most popular products that we use to build beautiful, top-quality rooftops for homeowners in the greater Seattle area.

·  Asphalt Shingles: As one of the best-selling options in the country, this type of roof shingle can also come in a fiberglass or organic blend, in a large variety of different shades and styles. Asphalt shingles are excellent for its affordability and energy-efficiency, and ideal for homes with steep-sloped rooftops.

Homeowners that choose this option should know that extreme temperature fluctuations can cause your asphalt shingles to crack. To determine your home’s suitability for asphalt shingle products, ask a professional roofing contractor for advice.

·  Tile Shingles: For optimal durability and unparalleled style, tile shingles are an excellent choice for homes of all kinds. Tile shingles can be more expensive and heavier than other types, so make sure you have a professional determine the viability of your home in supporting tile shingles.

·  Wood Shingles: Wood shingles are environmentally friendly and can be long-lasting with the proper care and maintenance required of wood materials. Due to the nature of wood, these shingles can be quite susceptible to fire, water damage, termites and other damage, so extra care may be needed.

·  Slate Shingles: There are many benefits to slate shingles, like long-lasting durability, water-resistance, and harsh weather resistance. Homeowners should note that slate shingles can be an expensive option to pursue, and may not be suitable for homes that cannot support the weight of slate roofing materials.

·  Metal Roofing: Metal roofing is an increasingly popular roofing choice for homes, due to its innovative look, affordability, and lasting durability. The downside to metal roofing can be the noise level when it’s raining,

The Next Step: Installing Your Shingles

Regardless of what shingle type of roofing material you choose, make sure you work with a professional roofing contractor who can advise you on the best type for your home. Choosing the right company to install your shingles is just as important as the materials you select, which is why it’s worth it to find a professional team that offers the highest quality services you can trust for your home’s rooftop installation, repairs, or replacement needs.

At Tristate Roofing, we are dedicated to helping our customers make the most out of their investment with top-quality roofing materials and installations. We start out every process with a comprehensive, in-home evaluation and pricing estimate, to determine what needs to be done and how to approach the project in the best way possible. Whether it’s roofing repairs, replacement, a brand-new roof installation, or another home remodeling project, our Seattle roofing company has you covered with the most affordable and reliable products and services to protect your home investment.

If you’d like more information on Tristate Roofing’s comprehensive exterior remodeling services, including roof shingles installations, give us a call to speak with one of our agents.  You can also get started today by scheduling your free, in-home quote for your home remodeling project by filling out our online form.