One of the things that you will want to consider when replacing your roof is upgrading the materials. The materials used for replacing your roof can be improved and upgraded in several ways. You may want to consider using energy-efficient underlayments, or materials that are more durable than conventional asphalt shingles. Here are some tips to help you choose the most durable materials for your roof replacement project:

1. Structural Repairs and Upgrades to Roof Decking Materials

When replacing an asphalt shingle roof, there may be several repairs that need to be done to the structure and the roof decking materials. First, you will need to repair the roof structure and then the decking. When repairing the decking, you have several options for modern roof decking the is more durable and energy-efficient than conventional wood materials like plywood.

2. Energy Efficient Moisture Barriers for An Extra Layer Beneath Shingles

Beneath your shingles and on top of the roof decking, there is a layer of barrier, which is usually an asphalt felt paper.  When we were doing a roof replacement and tearing off the old materials, you can replace this moisture barrier with new synthetic materials that are more efficient and durable than conventional asphalt felt paper.

3. Premium Roofing Materials That Give You A Roof That Is More Durable Than Asphalt Shingles

Another improvement that you may want to consider when replacing your roof is using premium roofing materials. These do not necessarily have to be conventional asphalt shingles but there are options for 3D roofing with composite asphalt shingles. In addition, there are other synthetic roofing materials that can give your roof a new look and improve durability.  

4. Improvements with Gutters, Flashing and Reinforcement to Ensure Your New Roof Lasts

There are some improvements that can be done with the gutters and reinforcing roofing materials with flashing. Installing gutters on your home is a great way to protect the foundation, but you also want to consider gutter guards to protect against the debris and ice dams. For the eaves of your roof and flashing, consider using a rubber membrane material that is more durable and provides more protection against roof leaks.

These are some tips to help choose the right improvements and upgrades when doing a roof replacement for your home. If you already install new roofing on your home, contact a roofing contractor like Hills of Texas Roofing and Remodeling and talk to them about some of these options to ensure your new roof is durable and attractive.