Overview of The Most Popular Roofing Materials

Overview of The Most Popular Roofing Materials


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Nowadays the roofing market offers many types and styles of roofing materials to homeowners of all sizes of budgets. Now, trying to choose the proper material for your roof can be a hard task. Before making any decision, you have to consider how long you want your roof to last, what you want it to look like, and how you want it to perform.

In this article, we will talk about a few of the most popular roofing products. Which one is the best choice for you?

Wood shingles

Wood shingles are commonly made of cedar or other rot-resistant woods, such as redwood. Wood shingles give a natural look but have is slightly short lifespan and require regular maintenance. Nevertheless, wood shingles are one of the most classic types of roof materials on the market. It is a beautiful, rustic option that is quite durable and energy-efficient. This type of roofing is pricey because of the installation and maintenance costs. Maintenance is also labor and time-consuming.

Slate shingles

It's hard to deny the popularity of slate shingles as it is one of the great natural types of roof materials for homes. It is a beautiful, durable, and long-lasting material. One drawback is that slate shingles are heavy - meaning not all homes are strong enough to support the weight and therefore, this material requires a specialist to install them. It is an expensive material and the repair process of slate shingles is more difficult than other roofing materials.

Asphalt composition shingles

Asphalt roof shingles are usually made of either organic paper fiber mat or fiberglass impregnated with asphalt and coated with mineral granules. It is one of the classic roofing materials that you see on most modern homes. Asphalt roof shingles are not expensive but neither very durable nor eco-friendly. Asphalt roof shingles are one of the most popular materials because they can last up to 30 years depending on what elements they are exposed to. Once the granules of asphalt roof shingles are gone, the whole roof needs to be completely replaced.

Concrete tiles

Concrete tiles are less expensive than slate shingles and can last a long time. They are made from natural materials but require significant energy to manufacture.


Finally, metal roofs. They are usually made from steel, aluminum, copper, or zinc. Metal can be recycled when replaced so it is a sort of eco-friendly option. Its durability highly depends on the material.