Picking the right kind of roofing materials is a crucial step in building a structurally sound home. That’s why you should do your research first as to what kind of roofing will suit your house best. There are plenty of factors to consider, including the durability of the material, its compatibility to the climate in your location, and of course, the aesthetics of the roof and how it will complement the style of the rest of the house.

Here are some of the more common types of roofing materials that you could consider.

The Most Appropriate Type of Roofing

Asphalt Shingles

This is actually the most popular type of roofing material, and for a good reason. Many homeowners choose it for its aesthetic value, which can easily make the house look upscale. Apart from that, it’s got a very good flexibility, easy to use whether on fairly low or steeper sloped roofs. It’s also known for being fire and wind-resistant, and most importantly, is cost-friendly and easy to maintain.

Clay Tiles

Clay tiles are made from natural clay cooked in a kiln, making it the long-lasting and highly durable material that it is. What makes this type of roofing material high in demand is that its appearance is reminiscent of traditional Italian or Spanish villas, instantly upgrading one’s property value.

Because of its weight, using clay tiles will require the use of reinforced roof framing to ensure that it will have enough support. Having been made in high heat, clay tiles make for a very fire-resistant material.

Metal Sheets

These are light sheets of corrugated, usually galvanized metal, mostly used in utility buildings such as barns, sheds, garages, and other similar structures. It is very easy to install, cost-effective, and durable. It’s great for locations that usually experience snow as it can withstand the elements and will have no problems sliding the snow off instantly. It’s also resistant to fire and wind, and is moderately priced, depending on the kind of metal used. Copper roofing sheets are the most expensive–and elegant–in the market.

These are just some of the more common types of roofing materials that you could consider. If you have any uncertainties, or perhaps you would like to know about other options, don’t hesitate to consult with a professional contractor, such as those from Shelton Roofing.

Choosing Roofing Materials, thisoldhouse.com
How to Choose a Roof for Your Home, todayshomeowner.com