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How To Choose Between Roof Types For Your Home In Williston, ND

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Are you looking for information about the different roof types for your Williston home? Here in North Dakota, it is wise to consider all the options available because you'll need a roof that stands strong no matter what our climate throws at it.

There's a lot to know about the different roof types available, and there are many other things to consider when making your choice. You'll be concerned about your budget, how long the roof lasts, and how much maintenance each roof type needs. Read the following information about roof types for your Williston home so you can make an informed decision.

Slate Roof Shingles

Pros: In addition to how amazingly beautiful slate roof shingles are, you'll enjoy well over 75 years of durability from this roof type. Take good care of it and you'll enjoy your Williston slate roof for many decades.

Cons: Slate roof shingles are heavy, so add the snow and ice during winter to that factor when considering roof types. Also, it's important to walk around carefully on a slate roof or the tiles can break. Installations, repairs and replacements are most expensive, especially when you get into the hard slate. Expect the price of installation to vary from $3.85 to $16.27 per sq. foot.

Standing Seam Metal Roofs

There are all types of metal roofs you can choose for your Williston home. While copper roofing is beautiful, the most popular type of metal roofing system for homes is the standing seam metal roof. So, we'll cover the pros and cons of the standing seam metal roof type below.

Pros: A standing seam metal roof is a great roof type for Williston homes because of the durability that this material provides. Standing seam metal roofs, as compared to metal shingles, are less expensive to install but are a definite upgrade to any type of asphalt shingle. Metal roofs typically last around 3 to 7 times longer than a standard asphalt shingle roof.

Cons: The average cost of installing a standing seam metal roof is around $7 to $10/per sq. foot installed. If you make sure you have a good roofer to install your metal roof, you won't experience the typical problems that a bad installation can cause.

Clay Tile Roof Shingles

Pros: A clay tile roof can last up to 50 years or so here in Williston. They offer your home a specific architectural style and are available in several different tile shapes and formations.

Cons: Clay tile roof shingles are another very heavy roof material. With the added weight of snow and ice buildup, the support structure for a clay tile roof better be strong or the entire house could cave in. Also, the clay tile roof has to be walked on carefully or the tiles can break. Installation, repairs and replacements are most expensive. Installation price varies, usually between $12 to $25 per sq. foot.

Metal Composite - Styles in Faux Slate, Wood Shingle or Clay Tile

Metal composite roofing looks like slate, wood, or clay tile shingles. However, it is made in metal panels instead of real shingles. This type of construction actually offers you some benefits.

Pros: Since there are fewer seams in metal roof panels, there are fewer places where the roof could leak. Metal composite roof shingles come in one panel that looks like the real slate roof, wood shingle, or clay tile roofing systems. They are extremely durable and easy to care for, a good roofing material choice for Williston homes. Metal shingles can last 50+ years with copper and zinc well over 100.

Cons: About the only drawback of metal composite roofing systems is the upfront cost. The average cost to expect is around $7 to $10/per sq. foot installed.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roof types for homes in Williston for a reason. Yet, in spite of their benefits, they aren't the right roof type for every North Dakota homeowner.

Pros: Asphalt shingles are the most affordable roof type you could choose for a roof replacement in Williston. These shingles are made of a flexible material that expands and contracts with the outdoor temperature fluctuations. They are easier to maintain than most other roofing options.

Cons: Most asphalt shingles have a pretty short lifetime of usefulness. 8 to 10 years just isn't that great for roof replacement materials when you consider our Williston climate will shorten that average lifespan. You may pay less for this roof type now, but you'll be paying for a complete shingle replacement again in just a few short years. If you go with asphalt shingles, choose a premium brand and style.

Wood Shingles

When choosing between roof types, wood shingles are a definite option. Made of hardwoods like redwood and western red cedar, these beautiful roofing materials last longer than you would think, even in our Williston, North Dakota climate. Consider installing a snow-melting system on your roof to eliminate the snow removal problem every winter.

Pros: It may be surprising, but a wood shingle roof can last up to 30 years or so. Plus, wood shingles are natural insulators for your rooftop. Wood shingles are thick, so they add a beautiful architectural element to any roof.

Cons: Clearing snow off a wood shingle roof in Williston can be difficult. It's important not to destroy your shingles in the process. In general, these roofs require more maintenance and care than almost all other roof types. Make sure you get the wood shingles properly sealed and waterproofed every year. As suggested, consider installing a snow-melting system under the shingles to make the maintenance easier.

If you are looking for a professional Williston roofing contractor then please call 701-500-7577 or complete our online consultation form.