What Are the Different Roofing Materials

Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Roof Types  

Homeowners, when it comes to their roofs, have no clue when it comes to roofing materials, and quite rightly so. And if you are such a homeowner and unsure of what roofing material to use, take a look at the following list to find out the pros and cons of each one.

When you need to replace your old roof, you want to do it using a reliable and durable roofing system. Furthermore, you want to choose from the different designs and styles that best suit your home.




Concrete tiles

Doesn’t corrode, has low noise,

easy to replace, can collect rainwater from your roof

Heavy requires structural supports

Low pitch

Not resistant to high winds

Only secured at one point

Vulnerable to hail damage

High cost of transportation

Limited recycling

Need snow-stoppers

Clay tiles

Look great when new

Bold shape

Doesn’t corrode

Can collect rainwater from your roof


Expensive Accessories

Not resistant to high winds

Cracks easily

Vulnerable to hail damage

Need snow-stoppers

Pressed steel tile


Minimum roof pitch

Strong to high wind

Resistant to hail

50-year lifespan

Easy to replace


Choice of colors

Easily painted over

Can collect rainwater

No need for snow-stoppers

Need to avoid contact with dissimiliar metals

Always require new battens

Longrun steel

No joins from ridge to gutter


Can be curved

Choice of colors

Easy to install

Can collect rainwater from your roof

Min roof pitch

Need to avoid contact with dissimilar metals

The entire old roof needs to be removed

Warranty 10 years

Need snow-stoppers

Asphalt shingles

Distinctive look

Does not corrode in salt air

Possibility of overlaying

Must be laid on a ply substrate


Lose glue adhesion over time

Blow off in high winds

Vulnerable to hail damage

High maintenance

If you would like to make an appointment with a professional roofing company, please contact Tri Star Roofing at (254) 217-8987 now if you live in the Killeen, TX region.

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