Whether you hire someone to inspect your roof, or send a camera-fitted drone up and over the top, doing roof inspections should be a regular part of your home maintenance plan. After all, old, worn and missing shingles can result in significant damage inside your home. If you decide it’s time for a whole-roof replacement, you might be surprised at the wide range of choices to consider – from high-tech solar panels to all-natural greenery. But, before choosing the surface that’s most suitable for your home, be sure to carefully consider various aspects of your roofing options including visual aesthetics and cost.

Proper planning starts with accurately determining the measurement of your roof area, and carefully evaluating the minimum lifespan expectations of your new roof options based on durability and installation warranties. Bear in mind how long you expect to live in your home, and consider the value your chosen material may add to your property upon resale. In addition, you need to contemplate the effects of unexpected severe weather, and how it might compromise your chosen roofing material. Before making a final decision, consult with roofing experts and ask your home insurance agent about a premium discount or replacement clause based upon the reliability of your product and its installation.