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When deciding on materials for a new roof, homeowners should consider the many different choices to not only enhance the overall beauty of their home but also one that will provide strength, durability and possible environmental benefits. There are different choices in color, style and material as well as choices to consider that provide environmental benefit, such as materials with a high Energy Star rating.

Each type of roofing material serves a different purpose; therefore, homeowners should educate themselves about choices like clay, concrete, metal and asphalt materials by contacting their local Urbana roofers before making the final decision for their roof.

Clay and concrete roofing materials are not only strong and durable, but they add individual charm to any home because of the choices in color and texture. The light colors available for clay tiles allow for solar energy reflection, which aids in cooling the roof. While concrete roofing materials are a green choice for the environmentally conscious, they also come in several different styles including clay shingles, wood shakes and tiles to fit any decor.

Metal roofs are growing in popularity among many homeowners across the country because of their long lifespan of at least 50 years. With choices in metals like steel, aluminum, copper and tile that can be designed to look like traditional roofing such as shingles, wood and slate, metal roofing provides long lasting durability with an attractive appearance.

The roofers of Roofs By Rodger of Urbana IL can assist you with any questions regarding roofing or siding.

For homeowners looking for an environmentally friendly roof, metal roofing is a good choice because of the high percentage of recycled material used in making the metal.

Traditionally, most homes throughout America have been built with roofs made of asphalt shingles that provide an economical way for homeowners to protect their roofs without spending a large amount of money. While homeowners benefit from immediate cost savings, there are some important facts to consider before choosing asphalt shingles. For example, while asphalt saves money initially and is easy to install, it also has a shorter lifespan than some other materials. Another factor to consider is that, due to the fiberglass content, these shingles usually cannot be recycled.

Whether choosing clay, concrete, metal or asphalt, homeowners should carefully research each type of roofing material and weigh the pros and cons of each to determine the right decision for their home. Regardless of which material is chosen, contacting a professional roofing contractor is the first step for homeowners to take when needing a new roof. An experienced contractor can help explain the differences in materials and design that will best meet the homeowner's specific needs.

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