Pros And Cons Of Common Roofing Materials

Roofs
A home with a shingle roof.

There are many different types of roofing materials available. Choosing the one that’s right for your home usually requires a quick discussion with your local roofer about what is possible for your home. Below we’ve compiled an infographic detailing some of the information you might need to start deciding on the perfect roof for your house.

An infographic details the pros and cons of common roofing materials. Read below for a text version.

Have questions about roofing materials? Contact a local roofer today. Keep reading for additional information.

Cost of Roofing Materials

Roofing materials are priced per square foot, so your overall cost will depend on the size of your roof. However, you won’t want to make your decision based solely on cost. Some materials are expected to last longer than others, so a cheaper material may have to be replaced sooner. The type of roof you have may also affect which materials will be best for your roof.

Durability of Roofing Materials

As mentioned previously, some materials generally last longer than others before needing replacement. Outside factors can affect this, such as weather and roof type, so talk to a professional roofer about which type will work best on your roof. Popular roofing materials such as asphalt shingles can last for decades, and metal roofs can last up to 80 years.

Repairing Roofing Materials

Some of the most popular roofing materials are so well loved because repairs are quick and affordable to make. Even the most well kept roofs receive occasional damage throughout their lifetime from inclement weather and other circumstances. Asphalt shingles are especially popular for this reason since it is easy to replace small sections when needed.

Environmental Impact

Roofing materials can have an effect on the environment both in their production, and their life after use. Metal roofs are highly recyclable and can often be re-purposed for use in new metal roofs. Asphalt shingles are a little more difficult to recycle, but it can be done by certain companies. Talk to your roofer about options for recycling roofing materials.

Appearance of Roofing Materials

Another important factor for homeowners is how roofing materials will look on their home. Metal roofs come in many styles and are fairly simple to maintain. Asphalt shingles, another popular option, also come in a variety of styles and are even easy to replace and maintain throughout their decades-long lifespan.

To talk to a local roofer about roofing options for your home or business, contact Divided Sky Roofing and Exteriors, a San Marcos roofing company, for more information.

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