As professional roofers, we receive a variety of calls from our customers on the latest roofing materials and advancements in the industry. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions:

Which roofing material should I use?

Choosing a roofing material often comes down to a number of factors for you as a home or business owner. Budget is one consideration as is the style of the architecture in your home. The weight of materials and the type of energy efficiency to your working towards are also important. We recommend an evaluation of your whole home systems and values that you have as an individual for your roofing materials. We can find a balance between the durability, energy efficiency, affordability, maintenance requirements and more.

Can you install roofing materials over my old roof?

Asphalt shingle roofing systems can often be installed over older asphalt shingle roofing materials. We perform an assessment of the older materials on your roof before we suggest installing new materials over top of them. Checking on the foundation and the decking underneath your roof can make sure that we don’t need to make a full installation or replacement. In some cases, we may have to install a completely new roof if you’re older roofing materials have experienced rot or been damaged.

Will lighter colored roofing materials last longer?

We suggest choosing a color that you would prefer rather than sticking with a lighter option. With the right ventilation and roofing materials, the lifespan between extremely bright colors on roofing materials and darker colors on roofing materials is roughly the same.

Is there a good time to reroof my home?

It’s best to assess your home for reroofing when your roofing materials have reached the end of their lifespan. Most professional roofers are capable of installing roofs during any season in a flawless format. Make sure that you receive regular roofing inspections to determine the optimal time to reroof your home.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best commercial roofer in Pinellas County Florida. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for Residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.