Different Types of Roofing Materials

Different Types of Roofing Materials

Did you know that when choosing to replace the roof on your house, you have many options to choose from for the roofing material?

Some of the types of roofing materials include:

  • Asphalt shingles;
  • Metal roofing;
  • Slate;
  • Clay tiles;
  • Concrete tiles;
  • Green roofs.

These are just a few of the options for you to consider when replacing your roof. Keep reading for a brief analysis of the pros and cons of some of these materials.


There are different types of metal roofs that you can choose. You could decide to go with metal shingles, metal tiles, vertical panels or metal shake. Because there are so many choices when it comes to style for your metal roofing, it makes this a great option.

While the initial cost of a metal roof is higher than most other options, there are many other factors to make up for it. Metal roofs last longer, are more energy efficient, sustainable, and are aesthetically pleasing.


Slate roofing has a reputation for being one of the highest quality and longest lasting roofing materials you can go with. However, it is also known for its high cost, difficult installation and fragility when compared to some other options.

Additionally, another con of slate roofing is its weight. Slate tiles weigh significantly more than some other roofing options, so before you have this installed on your home you will need to get an inspection to ensure your home’s structure can handle the weight.


Concrete tiles have been around for over 100 years and are known for their durability. They are also one of the least expensive options in terms of roofing of roofing materials, and because tiles are installed individually, they are easy to replace if one breaks.

Additionally, concrete tiles come in a variety of colors and styles that will fit any type of house.  This allows you to properly coordinate your roof with the rest of your home’s exterior.

At Fairfield County Exteriors, we offer only the highest quality roofing materials, and they come with lifetime warranties. No matter what kind of roofing project you are looking to take on, we can assist you!

1 Comment

  • It was extremely helpful to read the part of your article that goes in-depth about metal roofs and why they’re worth their money. I’ve always stood by the habit of spending high for materials that will last longer, and I wondered what kind of material can get me this kind of value when getting a new roof for the house I just bought. Since metal roofs can help with energy-efficiency and save even more money in the long run, I’ll look for any roofing companies that can get me some.

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