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Type of Roofs to Consider

Roofing may be the one thing that doesn't come to mind when designing your new home. However, it is a critical aspect to making sure your home stays water damage-free. There is various type of roofing materials to consider from shingles to metal roofing.

Here are 5 types of roofing to consider when designing your new home:

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice in North America. They are a good option because they last for 20-30 years, and are effective in all environmental conditions and replacing individual shingles is relatively easy. Also, most roofing companies are family with this type of roofing.

Cost:$ 1.50 - 3.50 Per SQ/FT


  • effective in all environmental conditions

  • last 20 - 30 years

  • the upfront cost is low

  • specific shingles can be bought (high impact - hail)

  • Available in a variety of colors


  • Replacement costs can be expensive

  • Not as durable as metal, or clay

  • Extreme heat can cause shingles to crack

  • Fit for extreme temperature changes

  • Can become damaged if installed at below freezing

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is a good option for those who are looking for durable longlasting roofing. These roofs can last up to 30-50 years and can be made of galvanized steel, or a zinc aluminum-silicon mixed steel. Metal also mimics the look of shingles, or clay tiles so it is a good option for aesthetics.

Costs:$5 - 12 per sq. foot - more than assault less than concrete


  • Very durable can stand heavy snow, rain, & can resist high winds

  • Lightweight & Fire resistant

  • Can be installed over existing roofs

  • Plants growth & animals are unable to harm roofing


  • Expensive

  • Can be noisy during rain or hail

  • May dent from hail

Wood Roofing