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Most homeowners will only have to replace their home's roof once or twice in a lifetime. Selecting the material type for a new roof installation can sometimes be an overwhelming and confusing task. However, according to Rural Hall Roofing Professionals, learning more about each roofing option and its pros and cons can help homeowners feel confident that they're making the right decision.

The most common type of roof by far in America is made from asphalt shingles. In fact, approximately 80 percent of homes have this type of roof and for good reason. Having a new roof installed can be an expensive investment, and asphalt roofs are reasonably priced and will usually last around 20 or 25 years. Asphalt provides homeowners with many color selections thanks to its colored granules. Asphalt shingles can be recycled and provide good fire resistance and fair wind resistance.

Metal roofs are another common roofing material. They come in sheets or shingles and can be coated with a protective material or painted nearly any color the homeowner wants. In fact, for the widest color selection, homeowners should choose a metal roof. They also shed ice and snow easily and are ideal for colder climates. Metal roofs absorb about one-third less heat than asphalt shingles, provide good resistance to the wind and to fire, and can last for 50 or more years.

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Wood roofing materials can be used in the form of wood shakes or shingles. Although this type of roofing is more expensive than most of the others, it'll generally last for up to 50 years and provide a home with natural beauty. Homeowners should be aware that wood shakes and shingles will require some routine maintenance in order to clean them and prevent mold, mildew, and lichen growth. A fire retardant can be applied to these types of roofs to make them fire resistant, and they provide good wind resistance.

Slate is one of the most aesthetically pleasing roofing materials available. It's frequently used on homes in the Northeastern United States as this is where it's quarried. However, slate is extremely heavy, and many homes will not be able to support its weight unless additional support methods are added. Slate does take longer to install and needs to be installed by someone with professional training and special tools. It has good fire and wind resistance. Slate roofs have the potential to last for generations, which can make up for their expensive initial cost.

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