Buying Guide: How to Choose Your Roofing Material

Buying Guide: How to Choose Your Roofing Material

Your home’s appearance reflects your tastes and preferences as a homeowner. In today’s blog post, your trusted hail damage roof repair company EZ Home Solutions shares a few key factors to consider when choosing your roofing material.

How to Choose Your Roofing Material

Roofing Material Options

Homeowners today have access to a wide array of roofing materials, each with its own pros and cons:

  • Asphalt – The most popular roofing material, asphalt shingles are an affordable option that can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years, depending on the thickness and quality of the product. There are two main categories of asphalt shingles: the standard variants and the thicker, laminated variants. 
  • Metal – Boasting a lifespan of 50 years or more, metal roofs are quickly gaining traction in the residential sector for their durability and eco-friendliness.
  • Slate – An upscale option, slate roofs come at a high price, but can last over 100 years and provide unparalleled beauty.
  • Tile and Cement – Highly durable, tile and cement roofs can last 50 years or more with proper maintenance. They are heavy materials though, and structural modifications may need to be made to the home before installation.


The cost of the roofing material will depend on several factors including how it’s sourced, procured, and manufactured. Roof replacement cost involves the cost of the materials, the labor involved in the installation, as well as warranty coverage. You also have to factor in the current condition of your roof. If you’re replacing an old roof or if the existing structure needs to be reinforced or repaired first, you’ll likely incur additional expenses. 

The size and slope of your roof also play a role in the cost. Steeper roofs contain a larger surface area to be covered and thus cost more to install.

Your Home, Our Reputation

EZ Home Solutions can install a wide variety of roofing materials and guarantees excellent workmanship on each project. You can call us today at 952-544-7663 to schedule a roofing service. We also specialize in hail damage insurance claims and will be happy to help you file a claim. We look forward to being your trusted roofer!