Replacing the roof on your Des Moines home is a big expense that you’ll probably only face once or twice over decades of home ownership. If the time has come for a replacement, you have a number of different materials to choose from. When you’re comparing all your material options, be sure to consider these three reasons why shingle roofing is hands-down the best choice:

Lower Upfront and Lifetime Costs

The affordability of shingle roofing is a major reason why it’s the material of choice with over 80 percent of homeowners nationwide. Shingles are available at price points to suit most budgets, and they’re easy to install so replacing a shingle roof isn’t as labor-intensive or costly as other materials available on the market, like metal, wood shakes or natural or man-made slate. And since the shingles available today from well-known manufacturers are long-lasting, quality products, you’ll pay less to maintain your roof over its lifespan.

Beautiful Styles and Colors to Match Your Aesthetic

Your roof is a prominent structural element, so your choice of material has a big impact on your home’s appearance and curb appeal. Shingle roofing gives you a wide array of profile and color choices so it’s easy to match your home’s style and boost its aesthetic. In addition to the standard three-tab shingle, you can choose from visually-pleasing architectural and dimensional shingles that evoke the timeless appeal of slate or wood shakes. The available color blends come in every shade imaginable, from browns and gray to blues, greens and reds so you can highlight and enhance your exterior palette perfectly.

Quality and Durability That’s Also Cost-Effective

Depending on the exact grade of shingle you choose, you can expect your new roof to last for 15 to 20 years, or longer. Although there are other materials on the market that claim to last for 50 years, they have substantially higher upfront installation costs, so a quality shingle can still protect and beautify your home more cost-effectively. If you have your new roof installed by an established shingle manufacturer’s certified contractor, you can also opt for an extended warranty that gives you decades of worry-free protection against material defects and workmanship flaws on your entire roof system.

If the roof of your Des Moines-area home is due for replacement, contact us today at VanWeelden Company to learn more reasons why shingle roofing is a great choice.

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