Roofs can certainly be expensive. However, they can also be a smart investment if you know what you are doing. This can be a daunting task because there are so many different types of roofing available from your local roofer. This has gotten even more complicated with the emergence of new roofing types such as rubber.
In this video, you will learn about the distinguishing factors between roofing materials. At the end, you should have an idea on what roofing you should choose.
No matter what roof you choose, there will always be maintenance that needs to be done. Some roofing materials such as shingles will need more maintenance. Other materials such as rubber will need less maintenance. Regardless, it is a good idea to stay proactive. It is recommended that you check your roof every few years for signs of damage. This can save you money by catching potential issues early on. While maintenance may seem like a minor factor, it should still be considered in your decision making process. Maybe just give it a little less weight. Lastly, avoid cedar roofing if you are worried abut maintenance. Cedar roofs are notorious for changing color over time and needing constant cleaning because of this.