12 Best Roofing Materials to Consider for Your House


There are many different types of roofing materials to consider, and a little research might lead you to look at a new type of roofing instead of simply substituting the same material you have now. To choose the proper roofing material, you have to really weigh longevity, appearance, structural issues and costs. Below you will find 12 roofing materials to consider when replacing your roof.

Rolled Roofing

rolled-Roofing Rolled roofing material is the backbone of low-slope residential roofs, as well as outbuildings like stores, sheds, and other utility structures. Rolled roofing is formed from long rolls of mineral- and asphalt-impregnated material coated with mineral granules. Every roll is around 100 square feet of roofing and roughly 3 feet wide.

These large format sheets of fine roofing material provide a quick, easy and affordable way to cover a building with a pitched roof, such as garages, where appearances are not important. Rolled roof coverings can be installed with the torch method or with roofing screws.

Rolled roofing is relatively cheap, ranging from $1.50 to $2.50 per square foot applied. Rolled roofing on average lasts approximately 10 years before it needs to be changed.

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