4 Non-Aesthetic Factors To Consider For Your New Jersey Roof

Whether you’re installing a new roof or just replacing your old one, one of the most significant factors to consider is the material that you use. Many elements will suit the style of your home, and once aesthetics are out of the way, you also need to consider the more practical details. These aspects will affect how your roof performs throughout its lifespan. It will also determine how long that lifespan will be.


Choosing a roofing material for your residential roof can be intimidating, so here are our top four considerations that you should keep in mind.

Energy Efficiency

Your roof is one of the main entry and exit points for heat within your home. The type of roofing you have is crucial and can have a significant impact on the energy efficiency of your entire property. Ideal roofing materials should not absorb too much heat since that warmth will find its way down into the home. The AC system will be overloaded, and your ensuing electricity bills will be sky-high.



Whether you’re facing extreme temperature fluctuations or adverse weather conditions, if you live in a harsh climate, you want to have a roof that can withstand the elements. Depending on where you live, you’ll want a roofing material able to withstand strong winds, torrential rains, hail, extreme temperatures, insect infestations, fire, and extreme temperature variations.

Several roofing materials stand out as being durable. These materials include clay and concrete tiles, as well as metal roofing. These all have an extensive lifespan, which is an attractive feature for many homeowners.



Having to maintain your roof can be a costly and time-consuming process. While we still recommend that you check your roof for damage every year, we also recommend looking into low-maintenance roofing solutions.

If you don’t have to maintain or repair your roof frequently, it is a cost-saving solution for the roof’s lifespan. It will also free up time and priorities, leaving you free to enjoy your property. Low maintenance solutions include metal and slate tiles.



Weight is something that many people forget when they replace their roof. Some materials can be hefty, and this weight adds up. Bulky roofing can put a lot of strain on your roof structure.

Heavy materials will also cost more to install as it takes longer to haul the tiles up to the roof and more effort to ensure accurate installation. Instead, stick to lightweight solutions, such as metal or asphalt shingles, especially if you’re looking for a budget-friendly solution.

Home Genius Exteriors is the New Jersey roofing contractor that’s committed to providing the local community with only the best in roofing services. For roofing that you can rely on, give the reliable New Jersey roofers a call today.

Customer Reviews


“I replaced the roof and gutter, not my first time on the project. It's my first time working with Home Genius. I'm glad I chose this company. The crew that represent the company ( Buddy, Alex, Tim, Pablo, and the crew) are the greatest persons I've met. Very professional, pleasant, respectful, and they show up on time, they all take their time to explain all my questions/concerns and show me every step of the project. I am grateful to be served by these wonderful people and company.”

Kidest K.

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.

“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.

“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

Cynthia B.

“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.

“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.

“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“Met today with Sam. He was very knowledgeable, professional and forthcoming about what we needed to have a complete, safe and professional job completed in a very timely manner. He spent 6 hours with us making sure we were 100% satisfied and comfortable with everything. I would definitely recommend this company in the future!!”

Suzanne R.