Hail, debris and regular wear and tear can result in roof damage. Sometimes the damage calls for complete roof replacement. Here are some factors to consider when making decisions about your new roof.

Type and Extent of Damage
The first thing you need to know is what kind of damage occurred and how extensive the damage is. Many people notice they have a problem with their roof when they see water damage in the attic. A roof repair professional can assess the problem, advise you on the best solution and provide you with information useful for filing an insurance claim.

Type of Roof
If you need a complete roof replacement, you have the opportunity to choose the type of roof you want. There are several options:

  • Metal Roof – While it may be a little bit noisier during a storm, metal roofing is relatively durable and inexpensive.
  • Traditional Shingles – Shingles are the most popular choice of homeowners. They last a long time, and individual shingles can often be repaired or replaced without having to redo the whole roof.
  • Nontraditional Shingles – If you are looking for a particular aesthetic for your home, you may choose nontraditional shingles. While more expensive, they usually increase the value of your home.

Home Owners’ Association
Your HOA likely has rules about the type of roofing you can choose in your neighborhood. You can get a good idea about what expectations you are to meet by looking at your neighbor’s homes. Running your choice by your HOA before installation can save you a lot of time and money.

A roof is a long-term investment, so it pays to think about the future when choosing a new one. This is another good reason to choose something that fits in with your neighborhood. If you want to sell your home in the future, it will be easier to do if it looks like it fits in the area.

There are many things to consider when your roof is damaged. Choose the right roof replacement by keeping these factors in mind.