You may be surprised by how different roofing materials can change the appearance of your home. The vast variety of styles can help you create a personalized look for your home. You might choose a traditional, historical, contemporary, modern or southwestern look for your roof. In addition to choosing your favorite style, you can also pick a color that compliments your house exterior. Some styles require a specific type of roofing material, but other styles use architectural detail to create a distinctive look. There are several kind of roofing materials available. The most commonly used material is composition shingles, also called asphalt shingles. This affordable choice is made in a variety of colors. Wood shakes and shingles are an attractive, but more expensive option. They're a natural wood color that will achieve a soft weathered look over time. Ceramic tiles are another roofing option. This attractive product comes in several colors. Ceramic tiles are valued for their insulating factor and durability. Here's some good news... most roofing materials usually offer warranties that may range from ten up to forty years and beyond.

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