How to Choose the Best Roof for Your Home

Choosing a new roof for your home is one of the biggest decisions you can make for your home’s appearance. It is also one of the most expensive. This makes it important to make the right choice for your home and tastes. Let us show you some factors to consider when choosing a new roof.

Your Homes Style and Architecture

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a new roof is the style and architecture of the property it will be attached to.

What architectural style was the home built in? What colors does it use? As a result, what material and style of roof would match the existing structure?

You don’t need a refined sense of aesthetics or know how to match color and style. But try to consider what would look good in order to maximize your home’s curb appeal. There may even be limited roofing options, so it is good to contact a roofing contractor before investing too much time.

New Installation or Replacement Roof?

One of the most significant factors that will determine the roof you choose is whether it is for new construction or if it is a replacement for an existing structure. Depending on the existing structure, the options you have for a roof will vary considerably. Depending on the pitch, supports, and existing materials, the suitable materials may be limited.

However, with brand new structures, your options are near limitless because there are no limitations from existing structures. These will be installed depending on the type of roof you select.

A professional roofing contractor can help you with all of these decisions whether it is a new or replacement roof.


The climate the roof will protect you from is an important factor to consider when choosing your roof. Roofing systems vary considerably in weather resistance and price as well.

It is always best to get the strongest, most weather-resistant roofing material for your roof.  This will pay off by requiring less repair and maintenance. However, for mild climates without harsh weather, more affordable roofing material is an option.

Local Building Codes and HOA Rules

Depending on where you live, there are often state and local building codes that may limit your material choices. These rules are designed to protect your home, and it is important to keep informed of them and obey them.

In addition to this, many neighborhoods are governed by a homeowner’s association (HOA) agreement. Often homeowner’s associations have their own rules on quality, style, and appearance designed to protect property values in the neighborhood.

Often times a local, professional roofer will have a knowledge of all of the local rules and regulations to abide by.

Curb Appeal

Even if there are no HOAs restricting your choice of roofing, you may still wish to align your style with surrounding buildings as well as nature. It is also important to match your roof’s color and style to the rest of your home’s color and elements. This will help your home’s curb value in addition to your neighbors’.

The Price

To most homeowners, this may seem like the biggest concern, and a new roof is certainly a large investment. However, this makes it even more important to choose a high-quality roofing system.

A high-quality, durable roofing system with a long life span will almost always pay off in time. These will cost more, but they offer a longer time till replacement and fewer repair costs.

Final Thoughts

Whether or not it is installing a new roof or replacing an existing system, choosing a new roof is a big decision. Try to consider these factors and select a roofing system that satisfies them and your own personal tastes. If you still cannot decide, a professional roofer can assist you in choosing the best system for your home.

Contact Us

Selecting the best roof for your home can be difficult, and if you need help in choosing or installing the best roofing system, you can count on North Shore Roofing. With 30 years of experience, we are ready to help! Just call (978) 977-3816 or connect with us on Facebook.