There are many different roofing options available for homes, and whether you are replacing an old roof or completing a new roof, you will need to think carefully about what materials you want to use, the type of weather the roof will be exposed to, potential fire risks and of course your budget.
Choosing a New Roof
The roof of your home can be very vulnerable in the event of a fire, and your home insurance may include higher premiums if you have a high risk roofing material such as wood shingles or thatch, and these can also be less hardwearing when exposed to severe elements than some other materials. Tile and metal roofs are much more fire resistant and are also long lasting and durable, and they can be very cost effective options.
As the roof is a fundamental part of the structure of your building it is recommended that you get a professional in to carry out the design and installation, as it takes specialists tools and skills to fit a roof accurately, and it can be very difficult and costly repairing a roof that has installed incorrectly.