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What Is the Best Type of Roof to Put on a House?

What Is the Best Type of Roof to Put on a House?

If you’re replacing your roof or building a new house you may be wondering, what’s the best type of roof to put on your house?

In truth there are a few right answers, and some of them may surprise you. 

What to Look for in Roofing Materials

When looking for the best type of roof for your home, there are a number of factors that you should consider, namely:

  • Durability – Cheap or low-quality roofing materials will ultimately end up costing you more, because you’ll have to replace your roof more often. That’s why durability is so important, because when you invest in high-quality, durable roofing materials you’ll be saving yourself money and time in the long-run. 
  • Style – You don’t want to be limited when it comes to choosing what kind of a roof you’d like to put on your home. Roofing is expensive and relatively permanent, so you want to know you’re making the right choice. That’s why you’ll want to choose a roofing company and material that offers a lot of different colors, styles, and shapes to suit your preferences. 
  • Efficiency – Your roof can help to insulate your home, and a well insulated home costs less to heat and cool. That’s why you’ll want to choose well-insulating roofing materials. 

Asphalt Roofing

Asphalt roofing comes in a variety of different colors, and is relatively cheap compared to other roofing materials. Asphalt roofing can even be made to look like other more expensive materials like cedar and slate. If properly maintained, shingles can last anywhere from 20 to 25 years. Asphalt can be the best type of roof for those looking for a stylish yet cost-effective roofing solution. 

Cedar Roofing

Cedar roofing is made up of cedar wood and is known to be extremely durable as well as timelessly stylish. Cedar roofing is also treated to be weather resistant, and does especially well in the dry Utah climate. One of the biggest benefits of cedar roofing is that it insulates your home two times better than asphalt shingles, meaning that you’ll have lower energy bills year-round. If properly cared for, cedar roofing may last up to 30 years, even longer than asphalt shingles, however it is more expensive. 

Slate Roofing

Slate roofing is incredibly durable, and is known as “forever roofing,” because most homeowners only need to put it on once. Like asphalt, slate comes in a variety of colors and styles so you can create your own unique, ideal look. Because slate roofing is valuable and in demand, putting a slate roof on your home can increase both your curb-appeal and home value. 

Contact We Do Roofing SLC 

If you’re ready to install the best type of roof on your property, contact We Do Roofing SLC today. We have a wide variety of colors and styles of asphalt, cedar, and shake roofing, so that your roof will be sure to fit your personal style. Contact us to get a free quote on your next project, we serve the Northern Utah area including Salt Lake City, Murray, West Jordan, and West Valley City.