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Birmingham Roof Replacement
How to Know it’s Time to Replace Your Roof
How to Choose Which Type of Roof to Get
A roof replacement in Birmingham is a long-term commitment. A new roof can last anywhere from 25 to 50 years, depending on the type of shingles or roofing materials you choose. A well-maintained roof will also last longer than one that is neglected over time. That’s why it’s important to consider what matters most to you when deciding what type of new roof to install. Do you want something that will last as long as possible? Do you want a roof made out of materials that are easy to repair? What about a roof that will hold up well in Alabama’s weather conditions? And, of course, it’s important to think about the appearance of the roof as well.
We’ll walk you through a few types of materials that our Green Valley Roofing & Construction roofers regularly install, so you can make an informed decision about your next roofing project.
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in use throughout the United States because of their affordability, durability, energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal.
As a CertainTeed ShingleMaster™, Green Valley Roofing & Construction offers an extensive range of options from one of the industry’s most esteemed manufacturers, including strip, dimensional and luxury shingles in a broad array of designs to match any architectural style. We also carry shingles with other features, such as enhanced algae resistance, cooling abilities and impact resistance.
Once relegated to industrial and commercial applications, metal roofing has become increasingly desirable among homeowners for a number of reasons. Most importantly, metal is incredibly durable, capable of withstanding everything from hail and heat to fire and hurricanes.
We use storm-strong tie-ins to attach the metal roof to your house’s walls for additional reinforcement against tornadoes and tropical storms. Metal roofing is incredibly energy efficient, as it does not retain heat or cold and reflects the sun’s rays. This material is available in various styles and colors as well.
Wooden shakes are like shingles, but often thicker and more natural looking because they are split off by hand rather than hewn to be precisely the same size and shape. This creates an attractive, rustic appearance that will likely increase your home’s value.
Cedar is also a high-quality, durable material that is sure to create a roof that will last. Cedar in particular is a smart choice because it naturally repels insects, is rot-resistant, and withstands strong winds. Plus, cedar is insulating, which means it keeps your home cool during the summer and warm during the winter, lowering your energy bills.
Slate is an extremely durable, high-end roofing material. While asphalt shingles will last 20 to 30 years, slate roofs can last upwards of 50 years, and in some cases closer to a century, if well cared for. This may mean you’d never need to get a roof replacement in Birmingham again in your lifetime! While slate shingles do often cost more upfront and can be difficult to repair, this may save you money in the long run.
Plus, slate is a more eco-friendly material than some others, like asphalt. Asphalt requires fossil fuels to produce, while slate is recyclable and lasts much longer. A slate roof reduces waste, so you can feel good about your new purchase for your home.
Synthetic Slate Shingles
Synthetic slate is a good choice for those who are interested in slate shingles but put off by the cost and difficult prospect of maintenance. Synthetic slate is much lighter than authentic slate, which makes it easier to install and less likely to break in the case of an intense storm.
While it’s not as cheap as an asphalt roof, synthetic slate is cheaper than authentic slate and still provides the same attractive appearance. Plus, even though they’re made of synthetic materials, these shingles are still recyclable, which means that they do not become waste in a landfill at the end of their lifespan.
If you’re ready to consult with an expert about your new roof installation in Birmingham or elsewhere in Alabama, call Green Valley Roofing & Construction at (205) 859-1711. We are happy to create a plan for your roof replacement that exceeds your expectations, whether you live in Forest Park, Central Pratt, or on the outskirts of the Birmingham-Hoover area.