When it comes to installing a new roof, most homeowners recognize it will be an expensive endeavor. Yet many homeowners fall prey to choosing the least expensive contractor, who may not provide quality work.

More often than not, it is worth spending a bit more money to get a roof that fits your style of home and will be dependable for the long run.

The following are important elements to consider when installing a new roof.

Color

One of the most recognizable elements of a roof is the color. With the help of a professional roofing contractor, you can pick the perfect color to accent the exterior of your home.

The balance between style and functionality is important, so when you find a color you like, make sure it is a quality material. While you want the roof to match your home, you also want it to protect your home. One tip is to choose a general color scheme rather than a specific color. By choosing a color scheme, it will allow you to search through many shingles and products until you find the right quality material that also has a color within the scheme you chose.

Material

In the previous section, we touched on choosing the correct roofing material as one of the most important decisions you will make, when choosing a new roof. The roof protects your entire home and you want to make sure you choose a roof that is of quality material, so it protects it for years to come.

While asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material, there are also other options, including metal, composite and slate. The style of your home will generally dictate what roofing material is best suited for you and hiring a quality roofing contractor will help you make the correct decision. The material will usually be the costliest aspect of the project, so it is important to do your research. While you do not want to overspend on the material, you also want to make sure you are buying a roof that is going to last. A few extra dollars in the beginning can save you from costly repairs later.

Labor

Choosing the right color and material is important, but without the right roofing contractor and company, the roof may not be installed properly. A good roofing contractor will ensure your roof is not only installed correctly, but that it will stand up against the wear and tear of use.

Hiring a trustworthy contractor to install your new roof can put your mind at ease. If you are looking to have a new roof installed, give us a call at G & K Roofing and Remodeling, Inc.