When getting a new roof, there are several factors to consider. Sadly, this is many homeowners tend to miss some important factors. For one, picking the right material is crucial. With various materials available on the market, choosing can be a tad difficult. That is why it is important that you get better understanding on what makes a certain material differ from the others in terms of composition, cost, longevity, style, and whatnot.

Here is a roundup of common roofing materials, which you can discuss with your professional contractor for roofing in Westerville:

Asphalt Shingles

This is a popular material to use on roofs. As a matter of fact, 75% of American roofs use this material because of its low cost, ease of installation, and durability. This type of material can be used on any architectural style, and is expected to last for up to 30 years.

Wood Shakes and Shingles

This roof material has a natural and rough look. It can be bought in various woods like cedar, southern pine, and redwood, to name a few. In this group, cedar is usually the most expensive. This type of material will look well on ranch style homes. When properly maintained, your wood shakes or shingles roof can last up to 50 years.

Clay Tile

This material is heavier than the other materials. It usually requires more framing to handle the extra weight. Fortunately, this material is non-combustible and is highly durable. Style-wise, clay tile bodes well with Mediterranean style homes. It has quite an expensive price tag to it, but if properly maintained, tile can last for over 50 years.


This material can offer a high level of solar reflectance and is very durable. This material is widely used in contemporary home designs. The price depends on the metal used: aluminum, copper, or stainless steel. With the right maintenance it can last for 50 years.


This material has a distinct appearance. Despite being a heavy material used for your home, it is non-leaching. Notwithstanding the high cost, its lifespan of 50 to 100 years should be worth the investment. Slate is an ideal material for colonial style homes.

If selecting the right roof proves daunting, you may consult an expert and ask for recommendations. We here at Newman Roofing can offer you top quality asphalt shingles from two of the country’s top manufacturers, GAF and CertainTeed. We are a GAF Master Elite™ certified contractor and a CertainTeed Select Shingle Master. Both of these certifications allow us to offer you to roof options from these manufacturers like the GAF Weather Stopper roofing systems and the CertainTeed Integrity Roofing System. Aside from that, we can offer you superior warranties.

For more information, feel free to give us a call today. Our team of professional Lewis-Center Ohio roofing contractors will be more than glad to attend to all your roofing concerns.