Deciding Which Type of Roofing Would Best Suit Your Needs

Posted by roofcoadmin May 30, 2018

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Selecting the right material for your new roof can be a challenge, but it’s very important to make the right choice. After all, a new roof can add an average of $12,000 to the resale value of your home. You may want it to fit into a specific budget or have a certain degree of durability. The appearance of your new roof is equally important because roofing dramatically impacts the look and feel of your home. Some homes may be better suited to a metal roof while others need the price point associated with composition shingles.

How can you possibly decide which types of roofing are going to meet your needs the best? In this short guide, we will help you to compare some of the major areas that homeowners need to consider before they put in a new roof. Take a look at these categories to help you make an informed decision!


The first thing that all homeowners need to consider is how long a roof is going to last. Will it hold up well under the elements or the harsh winter conditions found around Winnipeg? Make sure that you are making a wise investment in a roof that is going to last you for the long haul.

Composite Shingles: Composite shingles have a much shorter lifespan compared to metal roofing, but they are still relatively durable. Homeowners can generally expect them to last anywhere from ten to twenty years before they need to be replaced. In the event of a major disaster, composite shingles are relatively fire and wind resistant.

Metal Roofing: If you want a roof that will last you a lifetime, metal roofing is the way to go. It is estimated to last up to three times longer than other types with most roofs lasting at least fifty years. They are resistant to rust and extreme weather conditions. Metal roofing has excellent resistance to both fire and wind.


Most people have a specific budget in mind when they make a major purchase like a new roof. Compare what the two most popular roofing styles will cost before you make a final decision.

Composite Shingles: The reason that many homeowners choose composite shingles is that they hit a great price point. This is easily the most affordable option for a new roof, even though it may not last as long as other types.

Metal Roofing: You will see a lot of variation in the price of metal roofing depending on what type of metal you desire. Anything from steel to copper is available, but the price will change accordingly. It should be noted that metal roofing is going to be more expensive than composite shingles.


A new roof can seriously alter the appearance of your home and result in better curb appeal. Find a roof that you love based on how it looks.

Composite Shingles: Homeowners usually love composite shingles because it is easy to find a style and color that suits their home. They are available in the deepest shades of black all the way to lighter browns with everything in between. Different shapes and styles are also available.

Metal Roofing: Metal roofs can be installed with shingles or in large sheets that are cut to fit your roof. Much like composite shingles, they are available in a wide array of colors to fit your design preferences.

When you’re ready to put in a new roof, you need one of the best residential and commercial roofing contractors around. Give Roofco a call to see how we can help you with your next major home project!