Which type of roof should you select for your new home?

One of the main challenges when building a new home is selecting the type of roof to use. It doesn’t matter if you are building a small home or an edifice; you need a quality roof to protect you and your family from the elements.  

Given the different types of roofing system available in the market, selecting one might be a bit of a problem if you don’t know much about roofs or buildings in general. While it is advisable to seek the services of a roofing expert or a building consultant, you can also be able to make the decision on which type of roof to use for your building if you know what to look out for when looking for the best roof for your building.  

 When looking to buy a roof for your building, you need to  

 Know the different types of roofing system available.  

It will be a lot easier to pick a suitable roof for your building if you know the options available to choose from. There are different types of roofing system available depending on the material used and they include asphalt, metal, plastic polymer, clay tile, concrete tile, wood, and slate.  

 Know the type of roofing allowed by your local code.  

It is advisable that you consult with the right authorities when looking to roof your home to know the type of roofing that is allowed in the community. Areas prone to high winds will normally opt for asphalt or tile roofs due to their durable nature and ability to withstand adverse weather conditions.  

Ensure you use eco-friendly material  

Using eco-friendly materials in roofing your home will help in conserving the environment. This is because; you will be using materials that are easily recyclable and free from chemicals and other components that may be harmful to the environment. Roofs made from clay or concrete tiles, slate, and wood are eco-friendly.  

Pick a roof that matches the style of your house.  

The roof of your house can be a nice way to compliment the beauty of your home, and so you need to keep in mind that you need to pick a roofing system that will fit the style of your home.  


Can it withstand the elements?  

By the elements, I mean adverse weather such as hails and strong winds and also natural disasters such as fire. This is very important because you cannot predict the outcome of the weather or occurrence of a fire outbreak and as such, it is important that you are prepared for the worst. With a roof that is able to withstand the elements, you can sleep with both eyes closed in the middle of the night when your building is hit with high winds.  

 The price of Installation  

Of course, it’s only right that you choose a roof that matches your budget and knowing the cost of installation of the different roofs available can help in making the decision. While the cost of installation varies from roof to roof depending on the type of material, it is advisable that when looking for the best roof for your home, you don’t opt for price over quality. Get quotations from different installers, and make your comparison to decide on which to settle for.  

Once you are able to know what to look out for when looking for a suitable roof for your home, it becomes easy to make the decision on which type of roof to use for your new home.