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How to select the right roofing material for your home

It can be difficult to know where to start when selecting a roof for your home, especially if you’re still new to the concepts of roof installation and basic home repairs. We’ve written this guide with everything you need in one place.





Choosing the right roofing material for your home can be a challenge. Not only is the overall aesthetic important for curb appeal. There are a number of other factors to be considered including: your local climate, your budget, your home's architecture, local building codes and HOA guidelines to name a few. In this article, we will discuss factors you should consider when selecting a roof for your home. As you drive through your neighborhood or town, it can be helpful to observe what other homes in the area have on their roofs; color, material, etc. This can help narrow down the factors that will ultimately lead to your decision.


#1 Consider your local climate

When selecting a roofing material for your home, it is important to consider the climate in which you live. Materials that work well in warm climates may not be adequate for colder climates. For example, asphalt shingles are not recommended for homes in cold climates as they can become brittle and break during cold weather.


#2 Consider your home’s architecture

When selecting a roofing material for your home, it is important to consider the style of your home's architecture. Architecture styles include; Victorian, Craftsman and Bungalow, just to name a few. Each architectural style has its own unique characteristics that should be matched by the materials you choose for your roof. A metal roof would not provide the same curb appeal on a Victorian style home as it would a barn dominium.


#3 Consider your budget

When selecting a roofing material, it is important to consider your budget. Materials range in price from affordable options like asphalt shingles to more expensive options like slate or tile. It is important to find the right balance between quality and affordability.

Maven offers a free roof estimate so you can find the perfect roof for your home and budget.


#4 Consider local building codes and HOA guidelines

When selecting a roofing material, it is important to consider any applicable local building codes or HOA guidelines. For example, some municipalities have restrictions on the type of roofing materials that can be used. It is important to check with your local municipality before making your final decision. We, at Maven, take pride in our extensive knowledge of local code requirements and will be able to provide you with an overview of what is required in your area.


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