Choosing The Right Material For Your New Roofing Installation

Replacing your roof is a great opportunity to increase your home's value, improve your home's curb appeal, and prevent future moisture damage resulting from a leaky roof. However, if you truly want to make the most out of the benefits a new roof has to offer, you will need to first ensure that you are choosing the roofing material that best meets your personal needs and style preferences. Taking the time to review some of the most popular options on the market can help you to make this important decision.

Asphalt Shingles 

Asphalt roofing shingles are without a doubt the most common residential roofing material. This type of roofing material is both affordable to purchase and to install. That is one of the primary reasons why they are so popular. Another reason for their popularity is the wide variety of colors and textures that homeowners have to choose from. However, like all roofing materials, there are some disadvantages that come with choosing asphalt shingles for your roof replacement. For example, asphalt shingles have a shorter lifespan than many other roofing materials and may therefore require you to replace your roof more frequently. 

Metal Shingles

Metal roofing shingles have had their ups and downs when it comes to popularity. While metal roofs were extremely popular for a long time, the popularity of these roofs plummeted for a while thanks to the growing popularity of asphalt shingles. In recent years, the popularity of metal roofs has once again been on the rise. This is due largely to the fact that metal roofs have an extremely long lifespan when installed and cared for properly. The main disadvantage associated with metal shingles is the cost. Not only are the raw materials more expensive, but you can also expect to pay more for your roof installation since not all roofing contractors have the skills and tools necessary to work with these materials. 

Rubber (EPDM) Roofing 

Rubber roofing membranes or EPDM roofing materials as they are commonly called are most frequently used in commercial roofing applications. However, the use of these materials has become more common in residential roofing as well. This increased popularity is due in part to the affordability that rubber roofing offers. The low cost of these materials is thanks to the fact that they are comprised of a large percentage of recycled materials. The easy maintenance and repair of these roofing materials also contribute to their popularity. Unfortunately much like metal roofing materials, you will need to find a roofing contractor who specializes in this style of roofing in order to ensure proper installation. 

For more info, contact your local roofing company.