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FAQ About Roofing Materials

If you are in the process of getting a new roof, then you have undoubtedly noticed that there are an incalculable amount of roofing materials that are on the marketplace. With this seemingly endless number of materials to choose from, you probably have a few questions about how to find the right materials for your specific roof. Below, we have answered some of the more frequently asked questions that our customers have been curious about in the past. If you would like to learn more, do not hesitate to give us a call.

What factors should I consider when choosing my roofing materials?

When contemplating what roofing materials to build with, you should consider the following:

  • Your roof design
  • The Climate that you live in
  • Budget
  • Aesthetic value
  • Warranties offered
  • Durability of each material

What kind of warranty can I expect?

This will depend on the roofing material that you choose. We use Malarkey Roofing Products, which offer a lifetime warranty with many of their products. Most roofing materials will not have this type of offer. There will be a difference in warranties between an asphalt roof and one made of wood shingles.

How should I budget for my roofing materials?

Budgeting for your roofing materials will be just as important as budgeting for the actual labor costs. There is surely a cost difference between wood shingles, metal roofs, asphalt, slate and rubber. It is important to consider the short and long term effects of each material. As some will save you money on insurance, raise your property value and cut energy costs. Others will  not be nearly as effective.

Are all contractors qualified to install any type of roofing material?

In theory, yes. In practice, not at all. Ensure that your contractor has plenty of verifiable experience with installing your desired type of roofing material. For instance, our contractors are certified Emerald Premium Contractors. This means that they all have extensive training and knowledge with Malarkey Roofing Materials.

Will my roofing material have an affect on my property value?

Absolutely. Using a well designed, stylish, cost cutting and environmentally friendly premium roofing material will undoubtedly raise the value of your property. Conversely, purchasing a roofing material that is not well known for the aforementioned benefits may negatively affect the value of your home.

How long should I expect my new roof to last?

This will certainly depend on the type of material that you choose. For instance, Malarkey Roofing Materials can last well beyond the lifetime of another type of material. Malarkey Materials can last more than 50 years and offer one of the best warranties in the industry. If you are interested in learning more about the best roofing materials and what to expect, contact our knowledgeable team today.

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