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The Best Types of Roofing for Homeowners

Jun 24, 2019

At Energy Saving Pros, we understand that choosing the right type of roofing can have a big impact on your home. As an established energy savings company, homeowners have trusted us to provide them with the best types of roofing solutions for their specific needs. In our experience, whether you are purchasing a new home to be built or your roofing needs replacement, these roofing options are sure to be worth considering.

Asphalt

Asphalt is a highly utilized roofing material in America because of its durability against weather conditions and affordability. Asphalt shingles also tend to pair well visually with most styles of homes and come in a variety of colors. However, asphalt shingles will need to be replaced every few decades, adding to your overall cost, and aren’t necessarily eco-friendly. Cheaper shingles can last less than two decades, depending on your climate.

Metal

Metal shingles are making a rise in the roofing industry right now. They tend to be more durable, long-lasting (we’re talking 50-100 years possibly), and more eco-friendly than other types of roofing. Metal roofing also comes in different styles and can be made to look like shingles or other roofing types with a variety of color options. Metal is great at shedding off rain and snow but can be noisier during rainstorms or hailstorms, depending on your home. 

Tile

Roof tiles are another great option to consider. They come in 3 main varieties—each with its own strengths—and all of them can last over 50 years. Tiles are also recyclable, which makes them a very eco-friendly option. Tiles are heavier, however, and may require extra work to be put into the support of your house, which would cost more money.

Comparison

  • Each type of roofing comes with its own visual style and appeal, which is one thing to take into consideration. 
  • Asphalt tends to be the cheapest option when it comes to upfront costs and replacement costs but needs to be replaced more frequently than metal or tile shingles. While both metal and tile are more expensive—with tile being the most expensive—their price is offset by their long-lasting durability. 
  • Compared to the other options, metal roofing reflects heat the most, allowing for a decrease in energy costs and a cooler home. Tile will most likely do a better job of this than asphalt, as well. 

Your Roofing Contractor in Northern California

How long should your roof last? Was it built well? Will it leak in heavy storms? Answering questions like these is where our roofing experts at Energy Saving Pros can help. Our team provides the best types of roofing solutions to meet our clients’ needs, including metal roofing and asphalt shingles. Call 866-497-6527 today or contact us online to find the right roofing solution for you!

 

Photo by boris misevic on Unsplash 08/12/2019


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