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What Roof Type Is Right for Your Home in Peoria, Champaign, or Fulton County?

As you may already know, the type of roof that you have on your home can have a significant impact on its overall value, appearance, and functionality. With so many different types of roofing materials on the market today, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for your home. Fortunately, our Peoria roof type experts at River City Roofing are here to help you make the right decision. 

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Understanding Your Roofing Options

When you are thinking about replacing your roof with a new type of material, there are a few key things you should keep in mind. For example, you should consider the roofing material’s lifespan, its resistance to weather damage, and its overall cost. 

Our Peoria roof type experts are prepared to assist you with all types of materials, including:

  • Metal roofing. Metal roofing is a great choice if you are looking for strength, longevity, and aesthetic appeal. Its impact-resistant nature helps it combat extreme weather, including strong winds and hailstorms. Metal roofs come in a variety of styles that can mimic traditional shingle roofing, so you do not necessarily have to sacrifice aesthetic appeal when you opt for metal over other materials. Furthermore, because of the reflective properties of some metals, this roofing material can even help reduce your energy bills and cool your indoor spaces by reflecting light away from your home. Metal roofs do tend to be noisier than other materials during storms, and they can be significantly more expensive than alternatives. 
  • Shingle roofing. With various colors, textures, and styles to choose from, shingle roofing can fit into any budget and provide a timeless aesthetic appeal. One of the main advantages of shingle roofing is its cost-effectiveness. It is typically much more affordable than other types of roofing materials, including metal or tile. That affordability comes at a price, however: Shingles are often less durable than other materials, frequently only lasting between 20 and 30 years with consistent maintenance. They are also less weather-resistant, meaning there is a decent chance some shingles will need to be repaired or replaced after a storm hits. So, while shingle roofing offers plenty of advantages in terms of cost and style, there are some drawbacks that need to be carefully considered before you commit to this option.
  • Tile roofing. Like metal roofing, tile roofs are durable, weather-resistant, and can last for many decades with proper care. They are also pest-resistant, aesthetically flexible, and frequently able to reduce energy bills by cooling your home during warmer months. Tile is a heavy roofing material, however, meaning it is not suitable for all homes that lack sufficient structural support. Though they tend to require relatively less maintenance than some options, tile materials are brittle, meaning they are prone to cracking or breaking due to impact damage, and they can get dirty more easily than some other materials. Tile roofing also requires very specific installation procedures to avoid longevity problems. 


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Look into Roof Longevity

When deciding which type of roofing material to install on your home, one of the most important factors to consider is the roof's longevity. Most roofing materials will last at least a decade with proper maintenance, but some can last significantly longer than others. Setting expectations of longevity is important so that you understand when you will need to plan to replace your roof down the line.

The longevity of a roof depends on several factors, including the type of material it is made of, the quality of its construction, and the amount of wear and tear it is exposed to. For example, a composition shingle roof can last anywhere from 20 to 50 years, while slate and clay tile roofs can last for over a century. Weather damage can also impact longevity, however, so you will also need to take the local climate and frequency of major storms into consideration. Our professional roofers are familiar with the types of materials that tend to dependably withstand Illinois weather. 

Consider the Cost of Materials

When you are deciding which type of roofing material to install on your home, you can forget the cost of materials. Materials with significant benefits are often more expensive than cheaper alternatives, and you need to be sure you choose an option you can comfortably afford. Keep in mind, however, that if you choose a substandard material due to price, the result may not be as durable as it needs to be, which will end up costing you more money in the long run. 

The precise cost of a roof will ultimately depend on the type of material it is made of, the size and complexity of your home, and the contractor you choose to install it. At River City Roofing, we believe that you should choose the roof material that best suits your home, which is why we offer financing options and make every effort to make our roof installation services as cost-effective as possible. If you are looking for a local team you can trust to install the right roofing material for your home, look no further than our Peoria roof type experts.

How We Can Help

Our team at River City Roofing has assisted thousands of customers and is well-versed in the pros and cons of all types of roofing solutions. Because we regularly help homeowners and businessowners install, inspect, maintain, and repair roofs of all kinds, we are uniquely equipped to help you understand the full extent of your options and give you the information you need to make an informed choice. Plus, our comprehensive suite of roofing services means you will always have a professional resource to turn to when you encounter problems or need routine maintenance.

If you have questions about roofing materials, we encourage you to contact us online or call (309) 790-3623.

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