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Asphalt vs. Shakes vs. Metal vs. Tile – Which Roofing Material is Best?

Asphalt vs. Shakes vs. Metal vs. Tile – Which Roofing Material is Best?

Asphalt vs. Shakes vs. Metal vs. Tile – Which Roofing Material is Best?

Are you looking to have a new roof installed? Whether you’re building a new house or need your current roof replaced, it is important to choose the right roofing material for your home. And quite frankly, there are many options to choose from! You have asphalt shingles, wood shakes, metal roofs, and even concrete or clay tiles. That might seem like a lot, but Guardian Roofs is here to break down the pros and cons of them all.

Asphalt Shingles

One great thing about asphalt shingles is that they are affordable and typically work with most styles of homes. They also come in a wide variety of colors and are widely available in different brands and looks. One drawback is that at 20 to 25 years, asphalt shingles have a shorter lifespan and the quality varies by the brand you choose.

Wood Shakes

Wood shingles offer a natural and rustic look for any home. Though fire codes in some areas prohibit use, Class A fire-rated wood roofing is always an option. These are typically more expensive than asphalt, but cheaper than metal and tile roofs. They also last around 25 to 30 years/

Metal Roof

Metal roofing is a sleek, lightweight, and long-lasting option. They are resistant to harsh weather conditions and will last longer than asphalt or wood. One main drawback is that metal roofs are pretty costly, though they last for 40 to 75 years.

Concrete & Clay Tiles

Clay and concrete tiles are a great way to add sophistication and elegance to any home. They come in a variety of styles, including flat, ribbed, and scalloped. These are heavy and very durable but will need to be installed by a professional. They are more expensive but work very well with Mediterranean and Spanish-style homes.

Guardian Roofs can help you weigh the pros and cons of each roofing material for your home!

Choosing the right material for your roof is essential. The decision will not just affect the look of your house, but it will also significantly impact your finances and the structural stability of your home. Thankfully, Guardian Roofs is here to help! Our experienced roofing professionals will work with you to select the best roofing material for your home and budget. Plus, we are licensed and insured so you can trust us to complete the installation as well. With over 36 years of experience, count on Guardian Roofs for your new roof installation. Give us a call today at (714) 922-5599 to request an initial consultation to discuss your roofing project.

To learn more about the reliable and quality roofing services that we offer in Los Angeles CA, visit us on the web at Guardian Roofs.

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