Pros and Cons of Different Roofing Products

Pros and Cons of Different Roofing Products


Written by Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing

When it comes time to get another roof replacement, you need to decide whether to get the same material again or something different. Every material has its advantages and disadvantages, and you need to reach a decision as to what will work best for your home.

Metal roofing is great because it is exceptionally durable. It often comes in single-seam steel, making it relatively easy to install. However, it does tend to be one of the more expensive options on the market. This price is often well worth it because metal roofing can last up to 50 years, so when you get it installed, you probably will not have to worry about needing a replacement again.

Concrete tiles are great for creative homeowners who want a lot of flexibility when it comes to color schemes and designs. Similarly to metal roofs, concrete tiles do tend to cost a lot. If you do decide to get this material for your roof replacement, then you want to make sure you hire a team consisting of experts with concrete. It can easily break if not installed properly.

Clay tiles are great for homeowners who want an Italian or Spanish style house. It is also great because it requires very little maintenance. Ceramic tiles are also susceptible to breaking, so they need to be installed correctly.

There is also timber shake roofing. This material is great for when you want to ensure air can adequately disperse in the attic. One thing to consider with this material is that it requires a flame-resistant coating because it is susceptible to burning under certain conditions. This material is also more vulnerable to pest infestations.

If you cannot decide between these roof replacement options, then you should speak with your contractor. He or she will inspect your building and recommend the perfect material for your house. A new roof is an investment, so make sure you make a wise one.

Olivieri Roofing understands that your house is your biggest investment. 

They always complete installation, maintenance or repairs with outstanding quality and care.

Olivieri Roofing is Fully Licensed & Insured.

Contact Marty for a free estimate.

203 – 531 – 1340 (CT) 

914 – 422 – 0527 (NY)