Factors to Consider When Choosing Roofing Materials

Factors to Consider When Choosing Roofing Materials

Are you currently looking for the best roofing material for your home? This could be quite tricky and could cost you a fortune if you are not aware of these basic factors:

Roofing Materials

Your Home’s Current Style

Before calling a roofing company, take a good look at your home’s current style. Ideally, the material should be coordinated with the exterior design of your home. For example, if red or green dominates your home, you may want to choose dark-colored roofing. Some contractors recommend asphalt shingles, as this type of material fits most architectural styles.

Your Budget

The price of roofing varies based on the material. As a rule of thumb, always choose one neither too cheap nor too expensive. Low-cost materials will make you pay more in the long run, as you will have to replace them frequently. At Buford Roofing and Construction, we offer roofing products based on your budget. In fact, we will only give you a quote based on your preference and budget limit.


The strength of your roofing may require you to pay a little bit more, but it will help you save in the long run. Steel and aluminum are considered two of the most durable materials for the roof, as these could last for 50 years or more. Don’t like metal? Try slate, which lasts for at least a century.


From the attic to the foundation, your roof should be able to withstand the varying temperatures in your locale. In a hot area, refrain from rubber and choose asphalt shingles with algaecides. For areas with high precipitation, you may try metal roofing, as they are rust-resistant and waterproof. Remember though that should you choose slate or tile to protect you from snow damage, increase the reinforcement, as these are quite heavy.

Energy Efficiency

You’re not replacing your roof using the cheapest material only to spend more in the energy costs. Therefore, make sure that your contractor uses a reflective coating on your roof whether you chose asphalt, metal or wood. At Buford Roofing and Construction, we offer energy-efficient roof materials. We take pride in being GAF Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor since 2015, as we only use products with the highest energy rating with our trained personnel.

Call us today at (817) 754-6555 and we will be more than glad to assist you in your roofing project. Our services are available in Southlake and Dallas, TX, and surrounding areas.