The Who’s Who of Roof Types

Choosing the right type of roofing not only affects how it looks, but also the ultimate cost, the life span, and even your taxes.  All things considered, choosing what material makes up your roof is a big decision that should not be made lightly (though it needn’t be difficult).

Roof Types and Which Is Right for You (and Your House)

There are a number of different materials that can be the right or wrong choice for your home based upon your cost range, the durability of certain materials, what kind of look you are going for, and a number of other factors.  Below are just a few of the options available; browse these and other choices along with your roofing professionals in order to make the best decision for your home.

  • Asphalt
    • Affordable, but brittle.
  • Wood
    • Insulates well, but expensive.
  • Tile
    • Variety of colors and styles, but high in price and heavy in weight.
  • Metal
    • Durable, but costly and potentially noisy.
  • Slate
    • Attractive and long-lasting, but the most expensive of the choices.

There are clearly a number of options with pros and cons extending far beyond just a few descriptors.  It’s difficult to see the whole picture before undergoing the project, but consulting reviews and advice will allow for the most informed and well-rounded decision.  Clearly, a lot of thought has to be put into the decision and a focal point should be cleared before going into the process; is material, appearance, cost, or longevity the most important result?  Or, should a more well-rounded option, such as tile, be chosen, despite some drawbacks?

When going into any roofing project you want to work with a professional.  For advice, services, or for a free estimate for your roof, get in touch with Cox Roofing today.

Cox Roofing:

Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.

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