Roofing Material Options to Consider for Your House

Do you need a new roof?

Are you planning to renovate your home or build it from the ground up but haven’t decided on which roofing material to use? If the answer is yes, here are a few roofing material options to consider before making the ultimate decision.

Asphalt Shingles:

Asphalt shingles are no doubt the most popular roofing material for homes in the United States. Compared to other choices on the market, they are inexpensive, easy to install, and are available in a variety of colors. Almost all architectural asphalt shingles today come with a lifetime warranty!

All major shingle brands also manufacturer their own designer shingle lines. Designer shingles are “fancier” and are made to mimic the look of slate, clay tile, shake, and more!

Metal Roofing:

Metal roofs are the go-to option for anyone looking for durable, lightweight, and highly resistant roofing materials. They come in the form of steel, copper, aluminum, or zinc and can be bought either as panels or shingles.

Garcia Roofing installs primarily standing seam metal roofs. Standing seam metal roofs are made of continuous metal panels that run from the roof’s ridges to its eaves. The panels are fabricated on site. There are no exposed screws, making it more water-tight than some of the older styles of metal roofs.

You can find metal roofing on house styles like bungalows, cabins, or cottage homes. Metal roof accents and awnings are also becoming extremely popular!

Spanish/Clay & Concrete Tiles:

Concrete and Spanish/clay tiles are excellent roofing choices if you’re looking for texture and elegance. The two materials are heavy, durable, energy-efficient, and non-combustible. Spanish tile roofs can be seen all over the LSU campus.


Slate is the preferred material for homeowners yearning for highly attractive and elegant roofs over their heads. The material comes in a range of colors, including gray, red, purple, or green, and is highly durable, recyclable, and fire-resistant. Slate can also last for 50 to 100 years.

**Please note that the Spanish/clay tiles, concrete, and slate roofs are typically done as new constructions because a house has to be framed to withstand the heavyweight of the roofing material.

Composite Shingles:

Another option if you are looking for the look of slate, tile, or wood shake is a composite shingle. Traditional slate roofing and clay roofing tiles are extremely heavy. Most homes with these roofing materials were built and framed to hold the weight of these tiles. Composite shingles allow homeowners to enjoy the look of slate or Spanish tiles on their roof, without completely rebuilding their homes!

Popular brands include:

  • Matterhorn
  • Davinci

Asphalt shingles, metal roofing, concrete tiles, Spanish/clay tiles, and slate are all roofing materials to consider when building or remodeling your home. An expert home remodeling company like Garcia Roofing is what you need to do the job right. Contact us today to schedule a free roof inspection.