A Look at Popular Options to Compare When You Need a New Roof

If you're renovating your old house and putting a new roof on at the same time, you might be thinking of upgrading your old asphalt shingles. A different type of roofing could give your home a more upscale appearance. Luxury roofing costs more though, so you'll have to balance the cost along with the durability and appearance of the roofing materials. Here are some options to compare when you want to upgrade from basic three-tab shingles.

Metal Panel Roofing

Metal panels are durable and attractive. Metal is common for commercial buildings since it's tough, but the panels are attractive, so they can be used for homes too. They come in a variety of solid colors, so if you want a lively color for your roof, metal is an excellent choice.

Metal offers good protection from fire, hail, and wind, so the roofing should last for a long time and not need many repairs. Plus, the type of panels used on residential properties have seams that lock and then are bent over, so the roofing offers excellent protection from the rain. 

Clay Tile Roofing

Clay tiles and concrete tiles give your home a unique look. If you live in an area where the climate is warm most of the time, clay tile roofs may be common. Clay tiles might be rare in other types of climates, so you'll want to make sure your home won't look out of place in your neighborhood if you want a clay tile roof.

These tiles are expensive, so they're a luxury option. Clay tiles are often used on luxury homes, but they are put on other homes as well when you want an upscale look for your home. Clay and concrete tiles are durable, partly because they are so heavy. You may need a roofer to make sure your home can support the weight before you decide whether you want a new roof made of clay tiles.

Luxury Asphalt Shingles

You may find the best option for your home is to get luxury asphalt shingles. These have a higher-end look than basic shingles, and they are more durable. They're thicker so they last longer and perform better than cheap shingles. Luxury shingles cost more, but they also give your home a luxury look, so the extra cost is worth it when you want the exterior of your home to have a little glamour.

A roofer can give you prices for all new roof options and help you make the right choice for your home, climate, and budget. If you choose durable, high-quality roofing, you may pay more, but you may save money over the life of your roof if it's the last new roof you have to buy.