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When the time comes for you to start thinking about replacing your roof, you know that there’s some major “adult-ing” to be done– especially if roof replacement is territory you’ve never ventured into before. We’re sure you’ve probably heard horror stories from well-meaning family and friends and neighbors about their roof replacement experiences.

Golden Rule will install your new roof with expertise and care, but our job doesn’t stop there. We’re also here to walk you through the process and, of course, answer any questions you might have along the way.

The type of roofing material that you ultimately decide upon can be influenced by several factors, including applicable neighborhood and/or regional restrictions. That said, quality, durability, and a nice aesthetic appeal are priorities as well. Some of the most common types of roofing materials are:

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material out there, largely due to their affordability. Compared to other types of roofing materials, asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive. Some even come with Energy Star ratings, meaning they can save you money on your heating and cooling bills, too. Asphalt shingles typically have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years.

Metal Roofing

What once was only seen on agricultural and industrial structures has suddenly found itself in residential neighborhoods across the country. Metal roofing is a bit pricier than its asphalt alternative, but with a lifespan of 50+ years, many homeowners feel the investment is worth it.

Wood Shingles

Wood shingles, also known as “shake” shingles, can last anywhere from 30 to 50 years and are very aesthetically pleasing. Opting for shingles crafted from a hardwood like cedar or redwood can help you get the most roof for your money, as hardwood shingles tend to last longer than their softer wood counterparts.

Tile Shingles

Tile shingles are quite common on homes with a Spanish or southwestern vibe to them. Tile shingles are one of the least expensive roofing materials to purchase and install and, with a lifespan of up to 80 years, are quite durable as well. Bear in mind that tile shingles are very heavy and not all structures are built to withstand that type of roofing load.

Slate Shingles

Slate shingles are very durable and can last for 50 years or more. As a bonus, true slate is fireproof, too. Slate shingles are quite expensive, though, making them out of reach for some.

Regardless of what your roofing needs are, be sure to give Golden Rule Contractors a call when it comes time for replacement. Your satisfaction is our priority!