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Which type of roof is right for your home?

When it comes to roofing options for a home, there is no shortage of choices. With so many options it is important to do your research to ensure that the roofing material you select, whether for a new house or a re-roof, fits your style and, perhaps more importantly, your budget. Conventionally speaking, there are three primary types of roofing, with sub-categories of each. Let’s take a look at the benefits of these three main types of residential roofing materials, shingle, tile and metal.

Shingle Roofing

Shingle roofing is the most popular type of roof in the United States for residential buildings. This is in part due to it being the most affordable roofing option, but also because it is lightweight, meaning it won’t require any additional reinforcement to install. This type of roofing is made with several different materials, including wood, composite and asphalt. Depending on the brand and type you choose, you can expect shingle roofing to last anywhere from 15 to 30 years with little maintenance.

Tile Roofing

Tile roofing is growing in popularity. It’s available in a variety of styles, the most popular of which include clay tile roofing and slate tile roofing. Tile roofing is often considered to be one of the most beautiful forms of roofing, and rightfully so. However, it can be labor intensive to install and the materials are a bit more spendy than traditional shingles. The pay off isn’t just in the looks, but the durability too. Most tile roofing will last 50 years or more!

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is the most durable type of roofing available, which also makes it the most expensive in most situations. However, with so many unique looks and colors to choose from, there is going to be a style of metal roofing that tops off your home just right. One of the best benefits of metal roofing is that under normal circumstances, you’ll never have to replace or repair it. Most metal roofing is fire-resistant, insect proof, and they can put up with extremely high winds and heavy loads of snow. That said, metal roofing may require additional support to install on a home due to its higher weight. The benefits of metal, such as the extensive lifespan, are absolutely worth the time and effort of installation.

If you’re on the hunt for new residential roofing in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, or the surrounding Colorado communities be sure to contact Drury Bros. Roofing. We offer all of the above roofing options and more! We’d be happy to provide you with a free roof inspection and quote to ensure that you know exactly what to expect from your new roof in regard to durability, style and price. To request an estimate for expert roofing in Pueblo call at 719-543-0600 or for quality roofing in Colorado Springs call 719-591-4994 or call our convenient Toll Free at 800-748-2454.

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