Popular Roof Styles And Materials
If you’re considering a new roof, the most important choice you’ll have to make is the material. At the very least, you should consider:
- Energy Efficiency
You have a wealth of roofing options to choose from, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
In the U.S., asphalt shingles are more popular than any other roofing material for residential properties. Known for their waterproof and heat-resistant qualities, these shingles provide superior insulation. They last about 25 years on average, and they are among the most cost-effective solutions.
Although roofing tile can cost up to four times as much as asphalt, it also lasts four times as long. Cost is the reason this is one of the less popular roof styles, but the aesthetic is very elegant. The higher upfront cost pays for itself over time. Tiles are also more eco-friendly than asphalt. They’re produced using sustainable materials like terracotta, clay, and slate.
There are many types of metal roofing, the most common of which are steel and aluminum. These types of roofs can last 50 to 60 years and cost about twice as much as asphalt shingles on average. The biggest advantages are sustainability and energy efficiency. Metal roofing is commonly made from recycled materials and can help you save up to 25% off your annual energy costs.
If you have questions or are ready to install your new roof, contact us today.