Which Roofing Material Is Best for Your Home

If the roof of your house needs replacing, there are many roofing materials from which to choose, including:

  • Asphalt
  • Slate
  • Metal Sheeting
  • Clay Tiles
  • Thatch

Although most people choose asphalt shingles as they are standard in the roofing industry, you may wish to choose another option to make your home look better and for durability. Here are three reasons to choose certain roofing materials for your home.

Longevity and Durability

There are some roofing materials that will last 50 years or longer but they may not be appropriate for every house. Slate tiles are very strong but also very heavy so the structure beneath them needs to be able to hold the weight of the tiles. Slate is a common roofing material in Wales and Northern England.

Economical Choices

Metal sheeting can be inexpensive but it is durable so some homeowners may choose it to put on their roofs instead of asphalt. Metal roofing is not only long-lasting but if part of the roof is curved, it is more adaptable than other metals such as slate. It is also 100% recyclable if the roof ever needs replacing.


One of the most sustainable roofing materials is thatch. It is mainly used on houses to give them a traditional look, especially if the home is in a historical area. Also, thatch is attractive and is a good insulating material.

If you’re not sure which roofing material to choose, consult with Bedfordshire roofers who can give you advice about roofing materials appropriate for your home and budget.

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