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When looking for the best roofing materials, a homeowner needs to take some concerns into consideration. The curb appeal, durability and cost are three main issues concerning roofing materials. All of these can be explained in full by a Champaign roofing professional. Here are some points about each of the most popular roofing materials to mull over.

Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing material. This is because they are cost-effective and they come in a wide variety of colors and looks. Some types are also energy-efficient. Asphalt shingles are widely available. They are easy to install as they do not require any special machinery for placing the shingles.

Metal roofing is becoming more and more popular in today's market. That is because metal roofs are now available in colors that can match a home instead of only the tin color offered in the past. They are extremely weather resistant, and some brands will last the lifetime of your home. Metal is an expensive roofing material and takes special machinery to put in place. A professional roofer can help with the pros and cons of using this material.

Synthetic roofing products are made of rubber or plastic and will look like a natural material on the roof of a home. Say you wanted wooden shingles on your home but the local fire code doesn't allow this natural material in your area.

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You could turn to a synthetic roofing material that looks like wood shingles instead. There are also rubber slate shingles that are not as heavy as natural slate, taking away the need for extra strong subroofing.

Natural roofing materials are not used as much as they were in the past because of the ability to get the same look from synthetics and the expense of installing natural shingles. If the current roof is a natural material, replacing it with the same material may be to your advantage, but you should talk to your roofer for other valuable alternatives.

If a homeowner is looking to find the best green roofing material, they will need to seek out the options offered by each material. For instance, some asphalt shingle brands have a higher energy efficiency rating than other brands. The same is true for metal roofing, but natural slate roofing is the same green standard no matter where it is purchased.

When you want to use the best roofing materials for your home project, taking a look at all there is to offer will give you an idea of the variety of choices available.

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