Top 4 Things to Keep In Mind When Selecting Your New Roof

Your roof has many functions. It impacts your home’s curb appeal, protects your home from the weather, and assists with your home’s energy efficiency. When you decide on a roof replacement project, you need to keep a few things in mind before making a final decision.

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At Lyons Contracting, we recommend that you keep in mind these 4 aspects of a roofing project:

  1. Visual Appeal

Your roof should complement your home’s architectural style and color scheme. Asphalt shingles from GAF make a great choice. One of the reasons these are so popular is because of their wide variety of shingle types, colors, and textures. This means that finding the perfect roof for your home is easy. In addition, GAF manufactures asphalt shingles that can mimic the look of other roofing materials, like wood shake and tile.

  1. Energy Efficiency

Your home consumes a lot of energy. To reduce your impact on the environment and pay less on your energy bills, get energy-efficient roofing for your Alexandria, VA home. As certified GAF contractors, we can install Timberline® Cool Series Shingles to your home to help reduce energy costs. Alternatively, we can also install metal roofs, and tile roofs. All three choices will increase your energy efficiency through different ways.

  1. Durability

Your roof’s primary job is to protect your home from severe weather. Metal roofs, tile roofs, and slate roofs are all effective choices, but if you prefer asphalt shingles, we have you covered. GAF Advanced Protection® shingles can endure winds of up to 150 mph, along with variations in temperature and long exposure to the sun. These also offer an impact resistant shingle if you are worried about hail.

  1. Eco-Friendliness

We all have a responsibility towards the environment, and our roofing choices should take that into consideration. That’s why GAF Advanced Protection shingles were developed to use minimal amounts of natural resources and energy during manufacturing. Additionally, these can be recycled, something pioneered by GAF.

Another great material is metal. Metal can be recycled 100%. Take note that new metal roofs usually have some recycled metal in them.

Another approach to the sustainability problem is through extreme longevity. Slate and tile have a long service life. This means that homeowners would no longer need to consume resources for roof replacement. Lyons Contracting can make sure that these roofs last their entire life span through regular maintenance, along with tile and slate roof repair in Alexandria, VA and the surrounding area.

Lyons Contracting provides many great roofing material choices. We have nearly two decades worth of experience in helping homeowners decide on the right roof for their home. Our Angie’s List Super Service Award for three years running is further proof of our dedication to helping customers make the best choices.

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