How to Choose the Right Roofing Material for Your Home

When it comes to something as important as your roofing system, even seemingly small decisions can have a major, long-term impact on you and your home. This is why choosing the right materials is absolutely crucial when it comes to installing a new roof. While cost is probably the biggest consideration for most homeowners, it’s not the only factor that needs to be considered. In today’s post, your friends over at Bone Dry Roofing – West share a few tips on how to select the roofing material that’s best suited to your needs.

How Long Do You Want It To Last?

This is a question you should ask yourself if you’re in the market for a new roof. While many roofing materials are durable and built to last, some last longer than others. Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice – they’re relatively inexpensive and last a reasonable amount of time. However, if you don’t feel like replacing your roof every 15 years or so and don’t mind spending more money, concrete, clay or slate tiles will last significantly longer.

What Material Will Complement Your Home’s Style?

Any competent roofer will tell you that you should match your new roof to your existing architecture. For instance, clay tiles work great with Spanish-style homes, and wood shingles are best suited for a home done in the Craftsman style. Before deciding on a roofing material, it’s best to first consult a roofer or architect.

From minor roof repairs to full-on roof replacements and everything in between, when it comes to all things roof related, you should trust the experts. Give Bone Dry Roofing – West a call for all your roofing needs. You can reach us by calling (970) 329-8938, or, alternatively, filling out our contact form to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experts today.

3 thoughts on “How to Choose the Right Roofing Material for Your Home”

  1. Thanks for pointing out that concrete, slate, and clay tiles will last significantly longer if you are looking for roofing materials that can last. This is something that I will remember because I am planning to shop for new roofing materials. My house is going to be renovated, and I want our 35-year old and damaged roof to be replaced by cost-effective materials.

  2. How great that you say it is best to ask yourself how long you want your roof to last. I am building a home this winter. I will find a reputable roofing service to help.

  3. Thank you for your suggestion to choose a material that will match your existing architecture. My friend has been wondering what she should choose for her roof because she kind of wants a metal roof, but she’s not sure if it will work. I’ll be sure to mention this to her and see if we can talk to someone to get their opinion before she gets too set on a certain material.

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