Which Roofing Material Is Best For Your Home?

The roof is what brings your home together so make sure you consider all of your options before deciding on a roofing material!

The roof is what brings your home together so make sure you consider all of your options before deciding on a roofing material!

When you are trying to build your dream home, every detail is important, especially the roof. The roof is what brings the entire home together so you want it to be the best quality, while also being aesthetically appealing. There are several types of materials to choose from for your roof, so it is important to be informed about your options before making a final decision. Here are just a few common types of roofing materials to help you decide which is best for your home.

Asphalt Shingles

This roofing material is the most common in the United States. This is because it is cost-friendly and pretty easy to install. You can protect the shingles on your roof with fiberglass without changing the appearance of it. Asphalt comes in an array of colors and is very inexpensive compared to other roofing materials. However, it does tend to have a shorter lifespan than other materials. This roofing material works with a lot of different home styles, but is especially good for traditional suburban homes.


Clay and concrete roofing tiles can be flat or ribbed and give your home a look of elegance. Clay tiles are extremely durable, but also heavy, so you must get a professional if you choose this roofing material. Similar to clay, concrete is also heavy, but it is less expensive than clay.  Clay and concrete tiles last for a very long time and are energy efficient. However, they can be more on the expensive side. They are good for Mediterranean style homes as well as Southwestern and Spanish styles.


Slate offers a variety of different colors, giving your roof a beautiful aesthetic. This roofing material is not only durable, but it is also fire-resistant and the material can be recycled. Slate tends to be on the more expensive side and typically requires extra framing since it’s heavier. This material is good for Colonial and European style homes.

Wood Shingles

This is a classic roofing material that has been used for years. This material will give your home a more rustic look because it’s a natural product made of cedar, redwood, and pine. The downside to wood shingles is that they may be prohibited in some fire-prone areas. In wet environments, wood can mold or rot. Wood shingles are best used for bungalow style homes as well as cottages and cape cods.

Contact Blair Construction Today For Your Roofing Needs!

For roof repairs or a beautiful new roof installed by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your roof the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us onFacebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+,LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.


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