Choosing the right roofing material for your home

Choosing the right roofing material for your homeAre you in search of a new roof now? Anticipating to be needing one within the next few years? It is never too early to start looking for the right material and doing the homework will save you from choosing the wrong roof material. Choosing from the wide variety of roofing material to go with your house can be a task.

Here is a list of most popular materials used to give you a better idea of what to expect when hiring a roofing contractor.

Asphalt
This is the most popular type of roofing material installed these days for so many reasons. Not only asphalt materials are durable that last anywhere from 15 to 30 years but also can be installed easily. Also they are available in all colors. On the negative side, they can decay easily, especially in changing weather.

Tiles
Tiles are durable and come in various materials and colors. If your structure or architecture is right, then tile can be a pretty good choice. Even though they are fire and rot-resistant, they can still crack. So maintaining a tile roof can be tedious.

Metal
The beauty of metal roofing is what makes it in demand. Metal roofs also reflect the sun, which can help many homeowners in saving on energy bills. Yet, the disadvantage of metal is that it can get very loud when it rains, what’s more is that hail and freezing rain from severe storms is more apt to dent metal and destroy it.

Slate
If you own a huge house, a slate roof can be a good option. Slate is durable, fire-resistant and also rot-resistant and is fairly low maintenance. The drawback with slate is that the slate material is comparatively heavy hence it requires a strong structural body to hold it.

If you wish to learn more on roofing materials and installation, Real Blue Roofing can help you with your queries. We will give you the best advice to choose the solid and perfect material for your roof.