What could be more important than the roof on your home? Roofing contractors like Five Roofing can help you get a high-quality roof for your home and ensure that it lasts for many years to come. Before you hire one, however, make sure to consider these important factors:

Roofing Material

When it comes to the appearance of your home, as well as its durability and lifespan, the roofing material that you select is of the utmost importance. Shingles made of asphalt, shakes or shingles made of wood, and roofing made of metal are the three most popular forms of roofing materials.

Roofing Contractors

  • Make sure they are qualified. Get references, check their business license, and call the Better Business Bureau before signing a contract with them.
  • Ask for references from other people who have used this company in the past. Ask if they were satisfied with their work and ask how easy it was to get in touch with them.
  • Make sure you understand what type of materials will be used for your new roofing project by checking out their website or brochures (if any).

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material, and they can be found in a variety of colors and styles. They're relatively inexpensive, easy to install, durable and long lasting.

Asphalt shingles are made from a combination of asphalt, fiberglass and mineral granules. They're usually installed in overlapping rows, with each row being slightly offset from the one below it to create an overlap or "nail strip". The nail strip is designed to keep water out of the underlying roof decking material.

Architectural Shingles

The cost of the roof will increase or decrease depending on the quality of the shingles that you select. Architectural shingles are an excellent choice to make if you are looking for something that will not only look nicer but also last for a longer period of time. Although they come in a much wider variety of colours and textures than asphalt shingles do, these can be significantly more expensive.

Wood Shingles and Shakes

Wood shingles and shakes are a fantastic option for homes in the country since they have a more natural appearance than other roofing materials. Cedar and cypress are two of the most common forms of wood that are used in the production of this kind of roofing material; however, other types of wood, such as spruce, can also be utilised.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is a good choice for high-impact areas. Metal roofs can withstand hail, wind, and even falling trees. They are also fire resistant, making them ideal for areas that are prone to wildfires.


At the end of the day, it's important to remember that getting a new roof installed is an investment. You want to make sure you're choosing a material that will last for decades to come and look great in your home's aesthetic. While there are many options out there, we'd be happy to help you figure out which one is right for your house!