Maintaining the roof is important to make sure the roofing is in great shape. When it comes to needing new roofing materials, it can be difficult to choose which material is the best for your home. You have to keep in mind the weather endurance, regional climate and local building codes. 

We at Blue Fox Roofing gathered some of the most common materials to help you make the best choice.

Asphalt Shingles

This roofing material is the most common across the U.S. because it is affordable, long-lasting and has a wide variety of different colors to match your home. Having this material can help prevent the growth of algae, prevent hail damages and can cool your home. 

The shingles are made out of a fiberglass mat base that’s covered with either asphalt or mineral fragments. Keep in mind that there are two different shingles: the traditional 3-tab shingles and architectural shingles. 

The 3 tab shingles are more affordable and are in a single layer. They’re thinner and weigh less but would have to be replaced often. The architectural shingles are more popular due to their durability and are heavier which can resist and withstand the wind lifting and speed.


These shingle types are long-lasting and can import a modern, clean look to your home. They have a variety of price ranges and types. Metal is fire resistant so that your home is a safer place to live. Metal can reflect the heat to keep your home cool and is practically maintenance-free. However, it can be dented easily from weather situations like hail. 

Here are the most common metal materials for shingles:

  • Cooper 
  • Zinc
  • Aluminum 
  • Stainless steel 

Clay and Concrete Tile 

Clay and concrete tile are long-lasting — up to 50-100 years on average. This type of shingle is aesthetically pleasing to look at and it is durable, weather-resistant and has low maintenance. This material is perfect for those who want fire, water and wind resistance. Clay materials come in different colors, shapes and designs to fit your standard. Concrete tiles are for those who like the clay tile but want a more inexpensive option. 

However, you should keep in mind that it can be fragile and break over time. Because of its weight, the roof should be ready to bear the weight of clay. You would also have to make sure your home meets the requirement to install it. 

Slate Shingles

Slate shingles are a common roofing material. They have been used for centuries due to their long-lasting, durable nature. There are two types of slate shingles: hard and soft. The hard slate can last up to 200 years while soft slates last 100 years.

This material is perfect for any roof because it’s unaffected by water, heat and cold. However, you would have to make sure your roof can bear the heavyweight of the slate.

Contact Blue Fox Roofing!

If you’re looking for a trustworthy company to do Charlotte roof installation, look no further! At Blue Fox Roofing, we have the knowledge and experience to make sure you have the right roofing materials and have it installed correctly.

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