Choosing the Right Roofing Materials

Friday, April 25th, 2014

When you’re considering redoing your roof or choosing roofing materials for new construction, there are several options available. It’s important that the roof you select is a style you find attractive and that properly suits the architecture and structure of your southeast Pennsylvania home. Type of material, color, size, weight and longevity are just a few of the factors to keep in mind when shopping for roofing.


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Metal Roof

Metal roofing is experiencing a resurgence in popularity among new construction and roof replacement. It lasts longer than traditional asphalt shingles and comes with an impressive warranty. Metal roofs come in a variety of colors to compliment any home, are highly resistant to the elements and require minimal maintenance. A great advantage to metal roofing in the winter is that snow slides off more easily, leading to less worry about the weight of snow causing structural damage.




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Asphalt Roof

Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing on the market. Their reliability and durability is time-tested through decades of construction. Asphalt shingles are versatile and an affordable option for a new roof. They work with all styles of homes and come in more colors that you might realize. If you like the idea of a colored roof like metal can provide, but are uncomfortable with the initial expense of metal, asphalt shingles are an ideal alternative.





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Cedar Shakes Roof

Wooden roofs were one of the earliest styles used in home construction and they’re still available today. Cedar shakes as a roof are environmentally friendly and create a stunning and unique appearance to your home. The natural beauty of wood compliments any architecture and home style when expertly installed. Cedar shakes are recyclable and a worthwhile investment in the aesthetic and monetary value of your home.





Selecting the right style and material of roof for your home takes time and careful consideration. It’s not a decision that you should rush because you need your roof to last you through many years and all types of weather. Determining factors when selecting a roof include:

  • Your budget
  • Structure of your home?
  • How much weight it can support
  • Building codes in your neighborhood?
  • How exposed it is to wind, rain, sun and snow

With the right kind of roof over your head, whether replacement or new construction, you are secure through every season and confident in your home’s beauty and longevity. Contact Certitude Home Improvements today and let us help you determine the right roof for your home.


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