Building a new home or replacing your rundown roof? Choosing a roof material is an important part of the process when it comes to getting the perfect roof for your home. There are many factors you need to consider before choosing your material. Let’s cover a few of them.


For many, cost is the biggest factor to consider. Roof material is valued by square, which amounts to one 10 foot by 10 foot square, or 100 square feet, of material. A square of roofing material can be as cheap as $50 or as expensive as hundreds of dollars depending on what you’re looking at. Many homeowners have composition asphalt roofs, which are often the cheapest option. Asphalt shingles can be used on many roof types and slopes, but it is not as durable as other materials.


A more durable roofing material is going to have a longer lifespan and less maintenance. When considering durability, you are looking at the life of the material as well as how breakable it is. Metal roofing, for example, has a long lifespan, can be very durable depending on the kind of metal used, and is not likely to experience breakage. Clay tile, on the other hand, is also long-lasting but is more brittle and can be prone to breaks and cracks.


The weight of a roofing material may actually eliminate it as an option for you. For example, your home’s structure may not be equipped to support a concrete tile roof because the material is just too heavy. As a well-rounded contracting company in Washington, you can count on Sno-King to give advice during the construction of your home if you desire a certain roof. As stated, different roofing materials have different weights. If you have your heart set on one style of roofing, we can help determine appropriate supports to ensure your home is built to your dreams. 

Let Sno-King Contractors take care of all your roofing needs in Puget Sound! Please contact us if you have any further questions; we offer a free estimate for our services!