Your roof may have one of the following roof coverings:
- Asphalt or wood shingles
- Composite shingles
- Clay or concrete tiles
- Metal, such as steel, aluminum, or copper
No matter which material you have, your roof covering serves an important purpose. The roof covering is your home’s first defense against the weather, including bright sun, heavy rain, and hail. Some roof types, such as shingles, excel at directing water away from a house. When snow or ice piles up on your roof, your roof covering helps distribute the weight evenly to prevent sagging and cave-ins. Your roof covering also adds to your property’s curb appeal. A clean, well-maintained roof can keep your home looking its best.
Many homeowners often ask which roof types are a great choice for property owners on a budget. Two roof coverings for price-conscious buyers include built-up roofs and asphalt shingles. Built-up roofs are an economical option for flat or low-slope roofs. This roof type offers excellent durability and longevity. The multiple layers of a built-up roof provide better water protection than other types. Asphalt shingles are a budget-friendly option popular for residential properties. Your asphalt shingles should last approximately 20 to 30 years. This roof covering offers excellent weather protection and is available in many colors and styles.
A more durable option is wood shingles or shakes. Wood shingles are more expensive than asphalt, but they may last between 30 and 50 years. They provide excellent insulation and weather resistance. Wood shingles give your home a natural look that grows richer as they age.
For a long-lasting roof that requires little maintenance, you may want to explore our metal roofs. Metal roofs often last 50 or more years. These roofs are resistant to fire, pests, and many weather hazards. When you add a reflective coating to your metal roof, you’ll improve your house’s energy efficiency.