Updating your existing roof allows you to add value to your house while also communicating the look and feel of your home. While appropriate roof structure, preparation, and installation are always vital, the material you choose for your roof can elevate the appearance of your home.

 

Here are 3 of the most popular roofing materials homeowners use.

 

Asphalt

Asphalt shingles are the most prevalent residential roofing material used in the United States because they are inexpensive and simple to install.

 

Pros: Asphalt is available in a range of colors, is widely available, and is one of the most affordable materials.

 

Cons: Asphalt has a lower life expectancy than other roofing materials, does not provide the insulation that other materials do, and quality varies.

 

Concrete and Clay Tiles

 

A roof’s texture and elegance are enhanced by clay and concrete tiles. Genuine flat, ribbed, or scalloped clay tiles are incredibly durable but also very heavy, necessitating skilled installation.

 

Pros: Clay and concrete tiles are durable and noncombustible, and concrete tiles are energy efficient.

 

Cons: Clay and concrete tiles are costly, heavy, and may require additional structure.

 

Metal Roofing

 

Metal roofs are resistant to adverse weather. Metal roofs are available in two styles, panels and shingles, and are made of aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and zinc.

 

Pros: Metal roofing is more sturdy and long-lasting than asphalt or wood, and it has a high solar reflection.

 

The disadvantage of metal roofing is that it is somewhat pricey.