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The next time you walk outside, take a moment to gaze up at your roof. What do you see? Do you see even shingles that are all laying flat? Or do you see shingles that are starting to curl and that are covered in moss? You can tell a lot about the condition of your roof just by looking at it. If you are at all concerned about the state of your roof, then your first call should be to a roofing contractor. They can evaluate the situation and recommend repairs or replacement as needed. Learn more about roofing and roofing contractors here on this website.


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Roofing Materials Guide To Choose The Right Solutions For Replacements

Lori Silva

When replacing roofs, there are a lot more options than just conventional asphalt shingles. The asphalt shingles could still be good if you are looking for a conventional and affordable solution. Today, there are also options like wood roofing, metal, and synthetic materials that can be used for a roof replacement. Here is a roofing guide to help choose the right solutions for roof replacement projects: 

  • Shingles and Premium 3D Architectural Materials—The common asphalt shingles could still be the right choice for your home. Today, there are premium materials call architectural or 3D shingles that give your roof a more traditional look of wood shakes. The benefit of using architectural shingles is that they have a longer lifetime guarantee. These roofing materials are also much more attractive than the conventional single-tab shingles that are usually installed on homes.
  • Wood Roofing and Treated Options—There are also options for wood roofing materials, which are more than just conventional hand-split shakes. You can still use hand-split shakes to install a wood roof on your home, but you may want to consider some of the available natural alternatives available. Today, the options for treated wood shingles will give your home a durable shake roof look. The treated materials will help protect your home from wear, damage, and hazards like fire.
  • Modern Metal Roofing Options—Today, there are also options for metal roofing materials that you can install on your home to replace conventional shingles. These materials can be decorative stamped metal shingles, metal roof panels, or a premium standing seam metal roof. The standing seam metal roofing it the best choice to enhance the appearance and durability of the new roof you have installed on your home. This is because the standing seam metal is available in many different colors of finishes, and it is more resistant to leaks that are common with other systems.
  • Coatings, Membranes, and Synthetic Options—Today, the foam and roof coatings materials that are available can give you a durable new roof that is affordable and has lower maintenance costs. There are also options for other modern synthetic materials to create the look of tile and shakes or to use a composite shingle that is made from recycled rubber materials. The modern composite shingles that are made from recycled waste will also be an environmentally-friendly solution for your roof.

When you are getting ready to replace the shingles, these are some of the options you will want to talk to the roofing contractor about. Contact a residential roofing service for help with choosing the right materials for your home when you get ready to replace your roof.