Which Style and Type of Roof Should You Choose for Your Home?


Nowadays, you can find a wide variety of roofing material from Stay Dry Roofing and all types of roofing materials may have their own specialty. There is no roofing material that you can call perfect in all respects.

However, while replacing your roof you can choose your roofing types based on your budget, choice, and longevity that you would like to have for your new roof. In this write-up, we shall touch upon a few of the styles that are widely preferred by people.

1. Asphalt shingles

Usually, this kind of roof material is quite easy to install and hence many DIYers prefer to install this kind of roof for their garage, sheds, or for the roof of their porch. However, if you want to use it for your home then it may not be the ideal choice.

If you look at their life-span, then they can last for about 5 – 10 years. Also, it is important that your roofs must be always kept free from any debris, as they can always puncture your roof.

2. Concrete tile

This is also one popular option and can offer a few benefits too.

  • Can be quite long-lasting
  • Lower maintenance requirement
  • Thermally more efficient
  • Many options for choosing design and style

There are however few downsides too for these concrete tiles:

  • Their weight can be much higher and hence needs a stronger base
  • Though it can be cheaper than any other conventional tiles but will be costlier than asphalt shingles.

3.Built-up roofing

This kind of roof can easily last for 20 – 30 years and if you regularly inspect and carry out the maintenance then you can increase the life further.

However, if your home is having a slope then such type of roof will not be a very good solution.

4. Wood shingle roof

Usually, such types of roofs are made by using thin and wedge-shaped natural wood pieces that are obtained from logs. They can offer a rustic look however may not be easy to install in a DIY way.

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