When it comes to roofing, there are a variety of materials and styles to choose from. Steep slope roofing materials are the most popular and economical options, and include asphalt shingles, wood battens, shingles, slate, or metal. Asphalt shingles are made of a fiberglass mat covered with asphalt and mineral granules, designed to withstand high winds and last for 20-30 years. Homeowners now have more options when it comes to the appearance of asphalt shingles, with a wide range of colors and textures available.
In addition, zinc or copper coated ceramic granules can be applied to shingles to help with algae resistance (AR). Low-slope roofs have become more expensive than steep-slope roofs due to the labor intensive removal and installation of materials.When selecting a roof for your home, it is important to consider the fire resistance (Class A, B or C, with A being the strongest) and hail impact resistance (Class 1 to 4, with 4 being the best) ratings of the material. It is also important to consider the cost of installation and maintenance. To ensure you make the right choice for your home, it is best to consult a professional roofer who can provide advice on the best materials and installation methods for your particular needs.
They can also provide an estimate of the cost of installation and maintenance.