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Which Roofing Materials Are Most Reliable?

There are four common roofing material options that your Kansas City, Garden City, Lincoln, Omaha, Des Moines, Plano, St. Louis, or Tulsa roofer may recommend.  They are Asphalt, Wood, Tile, and Slate.  Finding a roofer that will help guide you through the process of choosing which of these materials will be best for you is a must.  We can help guide you through the process of finding a new or replacing an old roofing material with any of these options. Picking the materials that stand up to the weather in your region is critical.

Asphalt:  Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing material used in the United States.  They are the most dependable and cost efficient roofing material. Asphalt shingles also offer a traditional look, will not rust, are available in a wide variety of colors and styles, are energy efficient and compact rated, and have a class-A fire rating.

Wood:  Wooden roofing materials offer flexibility in style, as they can be stained, oiled, or painted. These possibilities offer a wide range of aesthetics to a home, depending upon the look the homeowner seeks, from rustic to refined and more. The environmentally friendly, low density material provides good insulating capabilities to your home, and treatments can make wooden shingles resistant to fire, fungus, and insects.

Tile:  Tile roofs are extremely popular in many regions of the country. Their benefits include durability and longevity, as tile roofs can withstand hailstones of up to two inches in diameter and winds up to 150 mph. Tile roofs are excellent insulators, and carry a class-A fire rating. This material boasts environmentally sustainable qualities, as they are easily recycled.

Slate:  Known as a “forever roof”, slate roofs can last several hundred years. Essentially a rock, slate tiles require little to no maintenance and come in a variety of colors and styles, from very smooth and uniform to very rough and rustic. Slate is naturally mold resistant, fire-resistant, and has a low water absorption capacity.