Top Signs You Should Choose A Different Type Of Roof For Your Roof Replacement

5 January 2022
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When replacing their roofs, many homeowners simply replace their existing roofs with the same type of roof that they had before. This is certainly not what you have to do, however. If you want to change to another roofing type during your roof replacement, a professional should be able to help you with this. If you haven't yet contemplated switching to a different roofing type, these are a few signs that you should.

You Weren't Happy With Your Last Roofing Type

You might have finally decided to change your roof because it's worn out and needs to be replaced, but you might have always wished that you had a different type of roof. You might not have liked all of the maintenance that goes along with owning a shingle roof, for example. If this is the case, then you might want to explore roofing options that are different from what you had in the past. For example, you might prefer a more low-maintenance metal roof.

Your Neighbors Have Changed Their Roofing Types

Although you certainly don't have to choose your roofing type based on the preferences of your neighbors, it's not a bad idea to keep your neighbors' homes in mind when making renovations to your home. Then, you can make sure that your home fits in cohesively with the rest of the homes in the neighborhood. For example, if all of your neighbors have switched to tile roofing, you might want to change to tile roofing, too, so that your home will blend in nicely.

Your HOA Rules Have Changed

If you live in a community with an HOA, then you might be used to following certain guidelines and rules. As you may know, these rules and guidelines can change. For example, your HOA might have changed its rules on roofs, and all newly installed roofs might have to fit certain specifications. Your previous roof type might not qualify anymore, so make sure you check your HOA rules before replacing your roof, just to be sure.

The Exterior of Your Home Has Been Changed

When your current roof was installed, it might have been the most aesthetically pleasing choice to go along with the appearance of the home's exterior. If you've changed the look of your home's exterior -- such as by installing a different type of siding or painting your home -- then it might be time to change your roofing type or color.

To learn more information about roofing replacement, reach out to a contractor near you.