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If it’s time for a new roof, you need roofing contractors in Greensboro NC who understand how to help you choose the best roof for your home’s style. Here on the Xterior, LLC blog, we talk a lot about choosing the best roof material for your budget. However, it is also important that you love the look of your home. Every day as you drive home from work, you want to feel excited that you get to live there.
If you don’t know what you want, don’t worry. We wouldn’t be a top roofing contractor in the Piedmont Triad and the surrounding area if we didn’t help our customers make this large decision. Here are a few tips to help you begin your roofing project and choose the right roofing company for the job, whether you are replacing an old roof, remodeling or building a new home.
Asphalt is the traditional roofing material that most people choose for their homes. However, the Xterior team also has experience with metal roofing. Think you hate how metal roofing looks? You might be surprised when you see what we have to show you!
At one time, a metal roof could make your home look like a commercial building. Yes, we do commercial roofing as well, but this probably isn’t the look you want for your residence. Giant metal slabs came in few colors, and even fewer styles. Even with the many benefits of metal roofs, they used to be an option that most homeowners simply did not want.
Today’s metal roofs are much different. We have a huge library of colors, and you can get metal roofs in a variety of styles. The manufacturers we use even have metal panels that look like other materials such as cedar shake, clay, slate, and more. We even have metal roofing that looks like asphalt. So, you can get the benefits of metal roofing, like its extended lifespan, with whatever appearance you prefer.
Roof color is something you might not notice until you hate it. Whether you choose asphalt or metal for your roof, we can help you pick that perfect color.
First, you’ll want to consider the exterior siding color of your home, whether it is vinyl, brick, wood, or another material. Whatever color roofing that you choose needs to look good with the rest of your home’s color. Of course, if you are unhappy with your home’s siding, we can help with that problem as well! We have experience installing high-quality vinyl siding. Like our roofing material, it comes in a wide range of colors and textures.
In addition to matching the exterior siding color, you’ll also want your roof to match other elements. We’ll look at your windows and shutters, doors, and porch if you have one. Our recommendations are based on years of experience with roof installation.
When it comes to color, you’ll also want to consider your home’s style. It often makes the most sense to think about this along with the shape or style of the roofing shingles or panels you choose.
As you are choosing a color, you’ll also want to choose a style for the shingles or panels. Some styles only come in certain colors and vice versa, so you’ll want to consider this design choice at the same time you’re choosing a color.
If you’re going with asphalt, there are three main types of shingles: strip, architectural, and luxury. In most cases, architectural shingles make the most sense, but we can review all three options to find the best look for your home.
Strip shingles are the most basic type of asphalt shingle. They are also the most budget-friendly, but most homeowners find they don’t get the look or longevity they want with strip shingles. Instead, most people find that it makes sense to upgrade to architectural or luxury shingles.
Architectural shingles, also known as laminate shingles or dimensional shingles, have multiple asphalt layers fused together, so the shingles overlap. Not only do most people like the look better, but they also provide more protection for your home and last longer.
Lastly, you can choose luxury asphalt shingles. These are the most expensive asphalt option, but give you a top-quality look. Depending on the color you pick, these shingles can give you a cedar shake or slate look for a fraction of the price.
When it comes to metal panels, you can find an even larger variety of options. Metal panels can look like shingles, cedar shake, slate, or tile. We also have corrugated or standing seam options, which give you a modern look.
Different metal styles come at different price points. We can help you find something you love that falls within your budget. Additionally, we offer roof financing, so you can pay for your new roof without breaking the bank. If you check out our Facebook page, you can stay up to date on current financing and payment options. For example, right now qualified buyers can get 0% financing for 48 months!
Once you choose the best roof materials for your home, it’s important to keep them looking great. Your upkeep will depend on the specific material you choose. You should consider upkeep needs when deciding between these two roof types.
Metal roofing is the easiest in terms of upkeep. You’ll simply want to clean your gutters, remove any debris from the roof, and cut trees and bushes so they are not rubbing against your roof. A section of gutter can cause mold or mildew to form, if you allow debris and wet leaves to accumulate. As an experienced roofing company, Xterior installs a roof using the latest tools and techniques; therefore, we are able to provide a manufacturer’s limited warranty. This type of residential roofing commonly lasts 50 years or even more. The manufacturer will provide cleaning instructions for specific issues that you may encounter.
With asphalt, you may need to do more upkeep. Again, you’ll want to keep your gutters clean, remove debris, and keep trees and bushes clear. You’ll also need to closely inspect your roof for individual shingle damage. If an experienced residential roofing company installs your asphalt roof, it should last about 20 years. You may need to do more repair work, though. You might lose a shingle or two during storms, and this roofing material is more prone to water damage. This article has some great tips for caring for your asphalt roof.
The good news is that if you see roof damage, asphalt is fairly easy to repair. Depending on the damage, your homeowner’s insurance may even pay for a replacement. If you need to deal with insurance, we can help! We speak their language and can often cut through red tape for our homeowners to get results for your roofing needs.
In short, if you want less upkeep, metal is the way to go. It will look beautiful for years with very little work. On the other hand, if you are on a strict budget for your roofing project, asphalt might make more sense. You can still keep it looking great; you just have to do a bit more work to inspect it and replace shingles as needed.
Although a metal roof is more expensive upfront, you may not have to replace it in your lifetime. An asphalt roof could require replacement a few times over the life of a home. Therefore, a metal roof requires a larger payment when you first install it, but over the long-term, it may be the option with the lower cost.
Additionally, a metal roof adds more value to your investment. Your home will be worth more when you decide to sell at some future date. Buyers prefer a metal roof that they may never have to replace.
At Xterior, we want you to be comfortable with the financing plan that you choose. We will review your options with you to help you decide which is best for your budget and your future plans.
We offer many financing options, including discounts to seniors, teachers, military families and first responders. Our special offers to qualified buyers may include 0% down or lower monthly payments.
Do you love your existing roof? We can help you find roofing solutions that will match the current color and style. Our goal is to help you find the perfect roof, even if that means matching your current roof as closely as possible. This is a common request, and we’re happy to help. Sometimes, the exact roof material you had previously is no longer available. However, we can typically find something very close.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to drastically change your roof to update the look. Sometimes choosing a shade darker or lighter makes a huge difference. Don’t worry; we won’t try to talk you into a purple roof (unless you really want one of course!).
When we install a new roof, we start by removing the existing roof. Some residential roofing services install a new roof over an existing roof. However, this has the potential of trapping moisture between the layers. It also makes repairing a leaky roof much harder. Any roofing expert will tell you that it is much better to remove the existing roof first. It also will detect any rotted wood from prior leaks, which could cause problems down the road if left in place.
Don’t worry too much about the state of your yard during construction. If you love when your home looks tidy inside and out, we’re the company for you. We take care of debris removal, and we’ll never leave your yard or driveway looking like a complete mess at the end of a work day. Some say that their property looks better after we leave than it did before we arrived!
We provide roofing for all types of homes. This includes:
Our team has long-term experience in dealing with many roof styles. We are a family-owned business with more than 50 years of combined experience in home improvement projects in North Carolina. If you have an extreme pitch, flat roof, or anything in between, we can take on your roofing project. We’ll do a quick roof inspection during your free consultation so we can give you an accurate price based on your specific roof’s size and special features. You won’t get a surprise bill at the end of the project from us!
Our transparent pricing is just the beginning. We have a strong commitment to our customers. Here’s why you should hire the Xterior team for your next roofing project if you live in the Greensboro area:
You don’t have to take our word for it. Read real customers reviews here to find out what it is like to work with the Xterior team.