Every type of home has a specific roof design, and it’s this design which determines what different types of roofing materials would be most suitable for your build. Once you’ve considered architectural design, you can then search for the most suitable products and brands available.
Below is a list of common roofing material types and the architectural designs that they typically work best for:
- Asphalt Shingles – Can be used on almost every type of architectural design.
- Wood Shingles – These work best on cottages, ranch style homes and bungalows.
- Clay or Concrete Tiles – Work best on homes that have a European or Mediterranean architectural design.
- Metal Roofs – Mostly used on contemporary homes, cottages, bungalows and ranch style homes.
When designing a home, most architects will take environmental factors into consideration. This is to ensure that the home will be able to withstand all the different types of weather conditions in a particular location. Therefore, one of the fastest and easiest ways to choose a roofing material for a replacement roof is to choose the same type of material you’ll be replacing. However, keep in mind that you may also choose a different material if there are viable alternatives. For instance, if you have a ranch type home, you can choose among asphalt shingles, wood shingles or metal.
In the next post, we’ll discuss why and how your home’s roof style matters when choosing the right roofing material for replacement. Stay tuned to learn more!