If you need a new roof, it’s important to decide what types of materials to use. Here are six great materials to consider when putting on your new roof:
#1. Metal Roofing. We have discussed this type of roofing in previous articles, but there’s a reason why this is a number one pick for roof materials. Some of the benefits of metal roofing are that it is considered a green material and it is often warrantied for anywhere between 45 years and a lifetime. Additionally, there are a variety of metal roofing types now available, so you aren’t stuck with metal sheeting.
#2. Fiber Cement Tile. This type of tile looks like wood, has a natural feel, and usually comes with a 10 year to 50 year warranty.
#3. Asphalt Shingles. This is the most common type of roofing – you see it all over the place. In fact, over 75% of American roofs have asphalt shingles. They have a lower cost initially, but they don’t last quite as long as more durable material. They usually are warrantied for about 10-30 years.
#4. Wood Shingles/Shakes. The wood used can vary – cedar being the most expensive and pine often being least expensive. This is because cedar is more naturally suited to shed water and work for outdoor use. Usually wood shingles/shakes last about 30-50 years, depending on the type of wood used.
#5. Slate. This is another type of environmentally friendly roofing which will last a very long time. It can be warrantied for 50-100 years.
#6. Clay Tile. Clay tile come in a variety of colors and often last for 50 or more years.
All in all, you have a huge variety of materials to choose from when you decide to change up your roof.