Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house. A high- quality roof can last many years and safe your home from weather damage. This video talks about different roofing materials, their functions, and when to use each one.
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material. They come in different thickness and therefore different price points.
They can be one of the most cost-effective options. Asphalt shingles can easily last 15-20 years. Relatively lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to install, asphalt shingles are the best choice for most houses. There is also a wooden shingle option. This has to be installed correctly, otherwise mold and mildew can form on the wet shingles. Wood roofs are more than asphalt, sometimes even double the price. However, with correct installation, wood roofs can last closer to 50 years. Metal roofs are a good option for homes that face a lot of windy and wet conditions. These roofs last the longest but are also the most expensive. Lastly, there are tile roofs. Tile roofs are very heavy which means only certain structures can stand to the weight of installation. These roofs last a long time (up to 100 years) and look aesthetically pleasing as well.