If it’s time to put a new roof on your home, one of the first decisions you need to make is what type of roofing material you want. When selecting the type of roof you may want, there are several factors to consider including appearance, longevity and, of course, cost. Here is a brief overview of the three most popular roofing materials used on homes today:
Shingles are the most commonly used roofing material and come in a variety of colors. They are easy to install and have a relatively long lifespan. Roofing shingles are composed of asphalt and fiberglass making them durable, and in some places, recyclable.
Metal roofs are some of the longest-lasting because the material is highly resistant to nature’s elements (wind and rain). This type of roof reflects heat away from the building rather than absorbing it, like asphalt shingles do. Metal roofing, due to the longevity of its lifespan, can end up being cheaper than shingles.
Roofing tiles were mainly designed to keep the water out. While some modern renditions of the tile are made from concrete or plastic, traditional tiles are made from terra-cotta or slate. While resilient to the elements, they are somewhat fragile and will break if dropped or have things dropped on them such as tree branches. Although visually-appealing, tile roofs do cost more than traditional asphalt shingles.
If you’re ready to start your roofing project, give the team at Musick Roofing a call today (863-904-5350). We’ll give you a free estimate, talk about more of the benefits and drawbacks of each type of material, and help you make the best decision for your home.