Whenever you are looking into getting a new roof, whether it is brand new on a newly constructed roof or you are just replacing an outdated one, you should do your research on what type of roof will be better for your home. There are several different kinds to choose from, each with their own advantages.

Asphalt Shingles
The most common type of shingle, these are durable, come in multiple colors and should last about 20 years. Most importantly, asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive. The disadvantage to asphalt shingles is that they don’t last as long as heavier shingles and they also have a tendency to fade if you live in an area that gets a lot of sun.

Slate

Slate tiles are a great addition to your home because of two major reasons. First, they last about 5 times longer than asphalt shingles, with an expected life of 100 years. The second reason is that they are fire resistance and do not rot (ok maybe that is 3 reasons). Slate tiles are very easy to maintain and come in a variety of colors as well.

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Similar to slate, ceramic tiles also have a long life, expected to be 50-70 years. They are also fireproof which gives you as a homeowner a bit more confidence in your roof. They add a touch of class and help your home stand out from the rest of the houses on the block. A disadvantage to ceramic tiles mainly affects homeowners that live where the weather fluctuates frequently. While these tiles are durable, they are also fragile and are prone to erosion when under these conditions.

If you are in need of a new roof or just a repair, call Precision Roofing today for a free quote.