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For homeowners who are looking to choose a certain type of material for their home, there are several different roofing options that are available. From rubber to slate, there are a variety of choices that can enhance the appearance of the home and last several decades into the bargain. To choose the right fit, homeowners should consider a consultation with a Stamford roofing professional.

When it comes to protecting residential homes, metal roofs are increasing in popularity for their modern look and longevity. Although they're an expensive choice, they can last an average of 50 years before they begin to wear or deteriorate. Metal roofs are often composed of steel, copper, aluminum or zinc alloy and are painted with a finish or zinc coating to protect the surface. Green homes enjoy their eco friendly factor because they are often made out of recycled materials. A drawback of metal roofs is that it can be difficult to add a chimney or skylight to its structure, however.

Concrete tiles have a beautiful appearance and create a contemporary look with most homes. They are known to be less expensive than clay tiles and their color can be applied on the surface for an easy way to customize the shade. Concrete is an ideal roofing material for homes that have a dramatic slope on the roof and are moderate in their overall cost.

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Homeowners who don't want to spend a lot of money on their roofing material can choose asphalt composition shingles, which make up 80 percent of the roofs in North America. The tiles are fairly moderate in weight but are not as eco friendly as other choices, due to the petroleum used in their manufacture.

Wood roofs are another option, but homeowners should be aware that these types of roofs are not fire resistant. Although they have a more unique appearance, they have a short lifespan and need periodic maintenance from a professional roofer throughout the year. Wood shingles are fairly moderate in weight and can be used on steep slopes. They're ideal for windy climates and are fairly affordable to purchase.

When choosing the right roofing material for a residential home, it's important to consider the cost involved and the climate of the area. Homeowners should also look at the appearance of each material to determine the best style for their home to ensure that it complements the aesthetics of the property.

It's also important to consider the general lifespan of each roofing material, if the roof has enough of a slope, and if the roofing material is permitted by local building codes.

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