Not sure which roofing material will work best for your home or business? Brinkmann’s team of qualified and courteous staff can help determine the right solution for your building and your budget.
Though many of us know the importance and the function of a roof, we may not know the pros and cons to the different types of roofing materials, and more importantly, we may not know which roofing material is best for our home or business.
Choosing the right roofing material, whether you’re remodeling or building from scratch, is hard, but hiring a professional contractor you trust can make all the difference. In addition to putting your faith in your contractor, you can also educate yourself about the different types or roofing so that you feel more confident in your contractor’s recommendations and in your final decision.
There are a variety of roofing materials, including composition shingles, tile/slate, metal roofs, solar shingles, and flat roofs. Composition shingles are the most common and most popular for homes because they are affordable and easy to find. Tile and slate roofing products are typically more expensive than composition shingles, but they come in a variety of shapes, colors, and compositions. Metal roofing products cost at least two times more than composition roofs, whereas solar shingles are energy-efficient, durable, and require very little maintenance. Lastly, flat roofs protect the building from water, but are typically only found on commercial buildings.