A new home construction project is a considerable investment. However, part of what you’re paying for is peace of mind knowing your home gets constructed with cutting-edge materials that stand the test of time. At Flynn Roofing, we offer Certainteed, GAF, and Owens-Corning roofing materials – all of which are trusted names in the industry. So, what’s the best roofing material for new home construction?
The answer may depend on several factors, including climate, budget, and aesthetics. For example, asphalt shingles are popular in the Northeast because they’re affordable and can withstand heavy snowfall.
In more detail, let’s discuss some of the different roofing material brands that Flynn Roofing offers.
Certainteed is one of the leading manufacturers of roofing materials in the United States. The company’s products are known for their durability, beauty, and overall performance. Certainteed shingles are durable and come in various styles and colors to customize the appearance of your new construction home.
Products offerings from Certainteed include:
- Luxury Series
- Premium Series
- Traditional Series
- Designer Series
All these roofing materials offer warranty coverage. And Certainteed is among the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. As you might imagine, when investing in a new home construction project choosing a roofing material backed by a solid warranty is essential.
Like Certainteed, GAF is another leading manufacturer of roofing materials in the United States. The company’s products are also known for their durability and beauty. GAF roofing systems and shingles are available in various designs that mimic the look of wood or slate. So whether your home design calls for a traditional or more unique look, GAF has you covered.
This comprehensive roofing system provides your home exceptional protection from the elements and has GAF’s Lifetime Limited Warranty coverage for added security after sales and installation.
Owens-Corning is a world leader in developing and producing insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. The company’s residential roofing products are beautiful and durable. Owens-Corning shingles come in various colors and styles, so you’re sure to find the perfect match for your new home. Types of residential shingles offered by Owens-Corning include:
- Specialty Shingles
- Architectural Shingles
- Traditional Shingles
- Design Eye Shingles
Each type of shingle features Owens-Corning’s SureNail technology – a rigid, woven fabric strip that reinforces the shingle and helps resist wind uplift. When durability and performance matter, you can count on Owens-Corning roofing products.
Roofing Systems For Contemporary New Home Designs
Roofing systems for contemporary new home designs are not just about aesthetics. They also have to be functional and practical for the homeowner.
The roof is an integral part of the home design because it protects the interior from the elements and can also be a focal point of the exterior design. So the roofing system should be able to withstand weather conditions, as well as provide adequate ventilation and insulation, while still being attractive and visually appealing.
These days, property owners can expect a new roofing system to last around 20 to 30 years, so choosing a quality roofing material is essential.
Unique Concerns For Southshore Homeowners
On the South Shore of Massachusetts, we experience various weather conditions throughout the year – from high winds and Nor’easters in the winter to tropical storms and hurricanes in the summer. Let’s discuss how these different weather conditions can impact your roofing system.
High Winds – High winds can cause damage to your roof, especially if there are loose or missing shingles. Gusts of wind can lift shingles, which can lead to leaks. High winds can also knock down overhanging tree limbs and branches, which can cause further damage to your roof.
Heavy Rain – Heavy rain can saturate the ground around your foundation, leading to water seepage into your basement or crawl space. Gutters and downspouts must be free from debris to effectively divert heavy rain away from the home and the foundation.
Freezing Rain – Freezing rain can accumulate on your roof and lead to the formation of ice dams. Ice dams develop when heat from your attic melts the snow on your roof and refreezes when it reaches the roof’s edge, creating a barrier. The dam traps water, which can back up and leak into your home.
Extreme Heat – Extreme heat during the summer months can cause your shingles to become brittle and can lead to leaks. Choosing a roofing system that can reflect heat will help keep your new construction home cooler in the summer.
Coastal Storms – Coastal storms can bring with them a variety of inclement weather conditions, including high winds, heavy rain, and flooding. Having a reliable roofing system helps to protect your new home from storm damage.
In the autumn, falling leaves can add complications to your roofing system. This extra debris can clog your gutters and downspouts, leading to interior and exterior water damage. Keeping your gutters and downspouts clear of leaves, tree nuts, and branches is essential to divert runoff water to a desirable location away from the home’s foundation.
By installing a quality roofing system, complete with a gutter system, you can be sure that the roofing system will protect your new home from the elements for many years.
Work With A Roofing Company That Understands The Unique Concerns Of New Home Construction On The South Shore
Flynn Roofing is a family-owned and operated roofing company that has served homeowners on the South Shore for over three generations. We understand the unique concerns of new home construction in our area and can help you to select the best roofing system for your needs.
So whether you have a new home construction project in the works we’re happy to schedule a free consultation or provide an estimate for professional roofing services in Newton, Wellesley, Dover, Hingham, Norwell, Needham, Cohasset, and Scituate. Our experienced roofing technicians can offer guidance and advice for the best roofing system solution for your new construction home.
Contact us today to discuss your project and roofing options!