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How to pick the best shingles style for your roof

Getting a new roof isn’t something you do on a regular basis, but when the time comes for roof replacement, you want to get the best shingles possible. There are plenty of options on the market, but don’t let that cause confusion! Here are a few determining factors to help you make a decision.

Curb Appeal

While the function of your roof is highly important, so is the way it makes your house look. If shingles are what you want, styles include architectural or traditional. Traditional shingles are great for those on a budget. If curb appeal is what you want, architectural shingles give a more textured, layered look.

Price Point

The budget you are working within is always going to help you make decisions. If your budget is tight, traditional shingles are probably the way to go because of their low price point. Traditional shingles are affordable so taking years to pay off the roof won’t be a worry.

Weather Protection

Your roof is there to protect your home from various weather conditions you encounter in Michigan. While either shingle style will work, architectural shingles have a higher wind resistance and better resistance against hail. If you need superior protection, architectural shingles are the way to go.

Warranties

Be sure to look at the warranties included with whatever shingle style you decide upon. The warranty can help you extend the life of your roof if anything goes wrong with the shingles or installation. Warranties can protect you from faulty products or other things which may come up along the way. There are both manufacturer and contractor warranties you will want to consider.

If you still aren’t sure which roof shingle is best for your home, contact the professionals at Moore and Sons Roofing. We’ve seen a number of different roofs in Michigan over the years and know what to recommend to meet your functional goals and your budget. We’ll give you our professional advice with no pressure to make a choice on the spot. Your informed decision is important to the health and well being of your home. Call us for an assessment, advice, repairs, or a complete replacement.