The covering material that you choose for your roof is essential for the efficiency and the durability of your roof. Asphalt shingles, wood, metal, tiles are all available, so here are the most important aspects to consider when making the decision:

  • Durability – this should be among your top priorities. Each roofing material comes with a different lifespan: asphalt shingles are warranted for about 15-25 years, metal for 20-30, while clay tiles and slate can stay on your building for at least 90 years;
  • Costs – roofing materials vary in terms of pricing as well: asphalt shingles are the cheapest, followed by metal, while natural materials, such as stone and wood are the most expensive solutions;
  • Maintenance – natural materials are more maintenance-intensive, while metal, asphalt and tiles don’t need any special maintenance, other than regular inspection, cleaning and repairs for the issues detected during the checks;
  • Climate – the type of weather that your roof will need to endure should also influence your choice. Asphalt shingles work best in moderate climate areas; metal is a great choice for harsh environments, but it needs to be supported with suitable insulation to improve its thermal efficiency, while clay works well in any climate area.

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