If your roof is leaking, the shingles are coming loose and you're noticing moisture seeping into your home, then it's time to replace your roof. Roof replacement can be a confusing home improvement project to take on because of the many roofing material options available. Yet, it doesn't have to be so complex. If you know what each roofing option offers you and your home, you can easily select the right one.
Alloy roofing comes in the form of corrugated, galvanized sheets and is usually used on barns, sheds, and other utility buildings. This type of roof is inexpensive, rugged, long-lasting, and easy to install.
In addition to metal roofs, there are also copper roofing materials that offer elegance to some of the most beautiful homes in the country. In addition to being well-suited for agricultural buildings, metal roofs are also perfect for homes that endure tough winters.
Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing material and for good reason. It's one of the least expensive roofing options and asphalt shingles are available in dozens of colors to make it easy to match the look of your home. In addition, many of the asphalt shingles being made today come with a 20 or 30-year guarantee, so you know you'll have a durable roof for years to come. The only drawback is that asphalt shingles are so common and won't set your home apart from others on the block.
Slate roofing is attractive, lasts for generations, sheds ice and snow, and tends to be expensive. Since it's so expensive and heavy, it's not used much anymore other than for municipal buildings that can support its weight. Regardless, slate roofing is so durable that it is guaranteed to last for as long as 50 years.