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Roofing

Compare roofing material for best choice

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Accent your home with
the right roofing material

The following table provides a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular roofing materials. Your roofing contractor may also suggest other materials more appropriate for your roof replacement project.

Roof Type Advantages Disadvantages
Composition (shingles)
Composition Shingles
  • inexpensive
  • many colors, types, and manufacturers
  • suitable for most residential applications
  • easy to repair
  • relatively short life-span (1530 years)
  • scars easily when hot
  • subject to mildew and moss
  • environmentally unfriendly
Wood
Cedar Shingles
  • natural look weathering to a soft grey
  • blends in with the environment
  • easy to repair or replace
  • Long lasting if maintained (3050 years)
  • expensive
  • high maintenance
  • tends to rot, split, mold, and mildew
  • poor fire rating unless treated
Metal (steel, aluminum, copper)
Metal Shingles
  • available in different looks including cedar shingles or slate as well as colors
  • light weight
  • durable
  • long life span (up to 35 years)
  • low maintenance
  • can be installed over existing roofs
  • excellent performance in high wind, hail and rain
  • environmentally friendly
  • may be difficult to install
  • can be expensive
  • may need periodic painting
Tile (concrete, clay)
Cement Tiles
  • non-combustible
  • many colors and styles
  • attractive
  • fireproof
  • easy to maintain
  • extremely durable when maintained
  • expensive
  • heavy
  • used primarily in new buildings because of weight and structural requirements
  • repairs can be tricky
Slate
Slate
  • beautiful, distinctive appearance
  • fireproof
  • long life span
  • very expensive
  • requires specialized installation
  • heavy
  • fragile
  • high maintenance

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