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Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Roofing Material
Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Roofing Material
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  • Residential Roofing Indianapolis

    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Roofing Material

Your roof isn’t just there to protect your home; it also contributes to around 40% of your home’s curb appeal. With these in mind, there’s a few things to consider when you’re ready to switch to a new residential roofing material. Universal Roofing and Exteriors discusses more.

Roofing Material

Roof Life Span

The operating life span of your roof is the first thing you need to consider carefully if you want to make the most out of your new investment. If you’re not planning to stay on your property for more than 20 years, roofing materials with shorter life spans, such as asphalt, offer a better return of investment.

In contrast, we recommend switching to a metal roof if you have no plans of selling your home in the near future. Metal roofing has an “average” operating lifespan of 50 years in contrast to asphalt’s 15-25 life span. Sturdier roofing is always the better and more economical choice if you plan to stay in your house for a longer time.

Roof Aesthetics

As previously mentioned, your roof does contribute to your home’s aesthetics, so it only follows that you should choose a material that complements your home’s architectural style. The good news here is that your choices aren’t restricted since many roofing materials now come in different styles, designs, and color palettes.

Just make sure the material you choose respects your architectural style; classic materials like asphalt and tile work best for traditional homes, whereas metal and flat roofing suit contemporary and ultra-modern homes better.

Quality of the Roofing Material

Never skimp on your roofing material, and never base it on price alone. Remember that your roof will be protecting and bringing out the beauty in your home, so always go for the higher quality materials. As a GAF Master Elite™ Roofing contractor, we offer top-of-the-line roofing systems that are guaranteed to look good and perform well for a long time.

Need roof repair or replacement done? Give us a call at (317) 257-0779 for more information on our services. We offer professional residential roofing throughout Zionsville and other parts of Indiana.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

  • Contact Us For All Your Indianapolis Roofing Needs

    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Contact Us to Get Started On Your Project

There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.