What’s The Best Material For My Roof?

When it comes to putting together your roof, there are a lot of different elements you need to keep in mind as far as the construction process. Perhaps one of the most important elements is what materials you decide to use, as there are a lot of different options out there. What you choose can determine not only aesthetics, but also how long your roof will last, how much it will cost, and what types of repair you can anticipate down the line. Here are some of the key options a lot of people are using.  

The most common type of shingles is probably going to be asphalt shingles, especially for homes that are a bit older. Part of the popularity is due to the fact that they are not only sturdy, but aesthetically appealing, and are also relatively inexpensive. However, there are other options and variants on asphalt that are getting more popular, in particular from people who are interested in energy-efficient options. Metal roofs have been around for a while as well, but these are actually having a resurgence in popularity due to their durability and eco-friendliness.

One of the most visually striking types of roofing material is clay, particularly for those who want to emulate the Spanish colonial style. While these are sturdy, pest-resistant, and can last for 50 years, clay can be expensive and is prone to cracking. Make sure that no one is walking on your roof if you use clay.

When it comes to material options, slate roofing may be on top of the list, at least when it comes to longevity. Slate roofing can last over 100 years, and in some cases, we have unique slate roofs that were built centuries ago and are still working today. However, with that durability comes a premium on expense. People who are debating whether or not to get slate roofing may want to think about how long they want to keep a house. If they plan on keeping and passing down a piece of property, slate roof can pay for itself over time in saved money on repairs and replacements.

A lot of different things go into the decision on roofing materials, from budget to aesthetics to potentially even your goals for a property. If you think you need roofing work done in the near future, be sure to contact SW Roofing. We have over 15 years of experience in the industry, and take on every project with pride.

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