Roofing Tips from a Sacramento Roof Company

Choosing your roofing material is as important as choosing which Sacramento roof company is going to install it for you. Here are some tips for choosing the right roofing material.

Durability

You want a roof that can withstand the elements. Ask your roofer to use materials that can take on high heat and humidity. These two deal the most damage on any kind of roofing, weakening the roof support structure and the roofing materials itself.

There are plenty of roofing materials on the market that provide weather protection. However, make sure that the material your roofer is going to use is suited for Sacramento weather. Some manufacturers produce roofing materials to suit the needs of a particular region.

In addition, do make sure that the roofing materials your contractors use on your roof are appropriately rated to hold up against high winds. Ask your contractor for the ASTM rating of the roofing materials they are planning to use. The majority of roofing products are rated to withstand wind speeds of up to 110 to 130 mph.

Energy Efficiency

Your roof greatly affects your energy consumption. By using energy efficient roofing materials, you can potentially lower your cooling costs by as much as 25%. That’s hundreds of dollars worth of energy savings in a year. Moreover, by using roofing materials that have the Energy Star seal, you also become eligible for a tax credit of 10% on your roofing costs.

It’s best to stick to recognized industry names when choosing roofing brands. Major roofing manufacturers provide better warranties and generally produce better products. It’s also advisable to go with one brand. This way, you can be sure the materials are compatible.

For quality roofing installations and repairs, don’t forget to check out Yancey Home Improvements. Call now and schedule your free on-site roofing assessment.