From clay tiles to shingles and metal, depending on your style and budget, there are many different roof types that will transform the look of your home.
You’re standing in front of your home with a questioning eye.
You’re looking over every square foot of the home and it just doesn’t look as beautiful and welcoming as you wish it did. You can’t figure out what’s missing.
Maybe your home needs a new roof. How can you choose the best roof? Start by finding the roof types that fit your home and style.
Snazz up your house with these popular roof types!
1. Metal Roofing
Metal roofing has become a popular choice among today’s homeowners, and for good reason.
For one, it has a more modern style with clean lines and a neat shine that many crowds love. It comes in several colors and styles as well so you can choose the perfect pairing for your home.
Metal roofing also has advantages for the environment. It reflects more heat so you don’t spend as much money to cool your home on hot days. When it comes time to replace the roof, metal is more recyclable than traditional shingles.
The top advantage, though, is the long lifespan. Metal roofs tend to last far longer than most other materials, making them a stronger investment.
2. Asphalt Shingles
Without a doubt, asphalt shingles are the most common roofing materials in the country. You’ll find them on about 80% of US homes.
The top reason for that is affordability. Asphalt shingles have some of the lowest initial costs of any roof. The downside is that they also have shorter lifespans than most.
Still, there’s something about a fresh shingle roof that makes any home look more manicured.
3. Wood Roofing
If you’re a fan of more natural choices, wood shingles will probably be your jam.
You see wood shingles and shakes most often on craftsman-style homes. You also see them often on rustic homes that embrace a “cozy farmhouse” look.
If your style fits into either of those groups, chances are that you can find wood roofing in the perfect color because it’s available in countless stain colors.
There are limitations, though. Some fire-prone regions don’t allow wood roofs because they are often less fire-resistant than other materials. It also isn’t the best choice in very wet regions because it could develop mold and rot.
4. Clay or Concrete Tiles
Some roof types are like clean slates, with the ability to complement any home’s style. Others infuse the home with a style all their own. Clay and concrete tiles fit into that second group.
We see clay and concrete tiles often on homes in the American Southwest. They’re also a favorite for any home that has a Spanish influence in its style.
This unique roofing material comes in several shapes and styles. It varies in color too, but you’ll often see it in the natural orange of red clay. If you choose clay or concrete tiles, though, make sure you choose a roof construction team that has experience with these tiles.
Finding the Perfect Roof Types for Your Home
Your roof is a crucial part of your home’s curb appeal and knowing about your options for roof types is the first step toward finding that perfect fit.
For more ways to boost your home’s value and capture your own style throughout the house, check out more articles on our blog.