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How to Decide Which Roofing Material Is Right for Your Home

by Feb 16, 2020Blog

Taking the step to replace your home’s roof is a big deal. There is a lot of thought and planning that goes into getting a new roof. One of the most important parts of replacing a roof is deciding which roofing materials are right for the job. There are a lot of things to consider when making this choice, and we are going to give you some guidance on how to do it. The winning team at First Out Roofing has been servicing homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for over 25 years. No matter the size of your project, we have you covered.

Types of Roofing Materials

There are many different types of roofing materials, and the one you should choose depends on what you want from your roof. Here are some of the most commonly seen roofing materials:


Made from fiberglass shards and pieces, asphalt is one of the most commonly used and inexpensive types of roofing material. Depending on the grade, asphalt roofs can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years. They are also the easiest to install, and they come in many colors.


Considerably more expensive than asphalt, metal roofing is an extremely durable roofing option. Typically soldered together, these roofs can be made from aluminum, steel, copper or lead.

Tile and Cement

These roofs are usually seen with Spanish or Colonial style homes. They are also quite pricy and are very thick and heavy. This is another very long-lasting material option.


Wooden roofs are a classic choice, though some places do not allow them due to fire safety laws. These roofs tend to need a lot of upkeep and attention and have the same average lifespan as asphalt roofs — about 25 years.

Some Things to Consider

Some things to think about when choosing your roofing materials are the price you want to pay per square foot, what color you want your roof to be, how much regular maintenance they require, how heavy they are and how resistant they are to the elements. Take for instance a wooden roof. Maybe you like the aesthetic of a wooden roof, but are you prepared to have it inspected often, especially after heavy rainfall? And although tile and cement roofs are beautiful, how do you feel about the cost of installation? Most any home can have any type of roof, but it is important to take into consideration your own wants and capabilities before committing to one. We want our roofs on our homes for a long time, so take time thinking about what you put up there.

First Out Roofing: Giving High Quality Roof Replacements to DFW

There are a ton of options for roofing materials and tons of things to take into consideration when deciding what to use to replace your roof. Carefully researching materials and what other homes in your area have are great starting points in this process. If the world of residential roofing feels like a lot, the experts at First Out Roofing can help you. Not only can we provide knowledgeable advice on roofing materials, we do high quality and fast installations. Call us at (940) 227-4411 or visit our website for a full list of services. Roofing replacements, repairs and restorations; that’s what we do.

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