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3 Roofing Materials For Your Home

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If you are a homeowner, you will want to ensure you do the necessary amount of maintenance to keep your home in good condition. One of these may include replacing your roof. This can be an expensive project and one that you will want to ensure is done correctly.  Knowing the various types of roofing materials that are available to you will allow you to make the most well-informed choice.

Asphalt Shingles

If you're on a strict budget, you may want to consider asphalt shingles. This is one of the least expensive options that are available to any homeowner. The average price of this roofing material is only $1-$4.

There are many additional benefits to selecting asphalt shingles and these are listed below:

1. This roofing material may last up to 20 years, and even longer for some homeowners.

2.  Asphalt shingles are easily installed.

3. You will have a variety of options because these shingles come in a wide variety of colors.

Slate Roofing

If you're roofing budget is higher, you may want to consider slate roofing for your home. This is by far one of the most durable roofing materials you will find on the market. Studies indicate that a roof of this type may last up to 100 years.

Listed below are other reasons you should consider slate:

1.  This is one of the most attractive options for your roof.

2.  Slate is resistant to fire and is considered to be an added security feature for any homeowner.

However, there this roof type will require routine maintenance and should be checked by a professional annually for any cracks or breaks in its structure. The average price per square foot for slate is $9-$10 , so this makes it one of the most expensive options.

Tile Roofing

 If an elegant roof is important to you, you will want to choose tile roofing for your home. This is one of the most aesthetically appealing for any homeowner. However, tile can be costly and you can expect to pay as much as $4.50-$9 per square foot.

Durability is also another reason that this roofing option is selected, because a ceramic tile roof can potentially last up to 75 years.

Selecting the right roof for your home is a big decision. It's ideal to know your options and to hire a roofing contractor to assist you with all aspects of your replacing your roof.