Choosing Roofing Material

Here are some things to consider when choosing a roofing material.

  • What do you want your house to look like?
  • What amount of money have you budgeted for the project?
  • Do you need to get on the roof for maintenance reasons?
  • How long are you planning to live in the house?
  • How much of the roof can be seen?

Most people have a basic idea of how they would like their house to look. Changing the roofing material will make a difference in the look of the house. If you have wood shake existing, then going back with shake will give you the same basic look. Changing to composition or tile will completely change the look of your house. If you have composition or tile existing, the chances are you may want to stay with that material, although there are different styles of composition and tile that would change the appearance of the roof.

Budget constraints may be a consideration when doing a project like changing your roof. Composition, generally, is the least expensive with tile next expensive and, at this time, shake usually being the most expensive.

How often do you need to get on your roof? If you have solar panels or HVAC or other things on your roof that occasionally need maintenance, then being able to walk on the roof is necessary. Composition is the easiest to walk on without damaging the roofing material but tile and shake can be walked on if done properly.

How much of your roof can actually be seen by others? Some people feel it is not worth the extra money for a nicer roof if it is not visible to others.



“Thanks for re-roofing my house. It was an enjoyable low stress project. I am sure you strive to please your customers the same way you did with this project. It was a pleasure working with Chris & Chad. They helped immensely with understanding what needed to be done, and how the process works, and keeping us informed on the daily process, and what the next step was going to be for the job.”
Dean – Danville