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Roofing materials have come a long way in recent years, and they are now more durable than ever. While asphalt shingles continue to be a common roofing choice for many homeowners, there are many valuable roofing styles to choose from when building or reroofing a home. Homeowners should reach out to San Antonio roofing contractors to learn about the right type of roofing materials for their house.

Asphalt shingles can be applied to almost every home in the country. They are lightweight, easy to install and do not require special materials or skills. Some asphalt shingles are now more environmentally friendly because they are made of recycled material.

For homeowners looking at other options, metal roofs are a great alternative to asphalt shingles because they are very light and easy to install. They are not as easily damaged as asphalt shingles, and it takes a significant force to blow a metal sheet off a roof. Metal roofs also last longer than asphalt shingles, and expensive metals such as copper can last well over 50 years if properly maintained.

Homeowners who prefer a rustic look may opt to install cedar shakes on their homes.

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Wood shingles usually last around thirty years depending on their quality. However, they require specialized installation, and they often cost more than other roofing materials. They are also not covered by some insurance companies. These factors make them unsuitable for some homes.

A slate roof will last for many years, and some manufacturers suggest that well maintained slate can last up to a century. Slate is a beautiful choice and is easier to maintain than other types of shingles. However, slate is one of the most expensive roof types available. Yet, what homeowners pay for slate often comes back to them in the form of a return investment on their home and property value.

Some homeowners choose tile roofs. From concrete to clay, these tiles come in a variety of materials. Tiles are very heavy and are only suitable for homes that can handle the weight of the roof. A contractor will be able to assess the house before homeowners choose to install a tile roof.

Regardless of the roof materials a homeowner chooses, they should ensure that they get expert advice from a professional contractor. The materials are as important as the installation. Highly skilled professionals can extend the life of a roof for many years into the future.

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