Roof Replacement Materials - What are the Options?

At Knox Roofing, we take pride in offering a wide range of roofing replacement options to Santa Cruz homeowners. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to replace a roof in an affordable manner.

However, despite the fact that we can provide you with good advice as to which type of roof would be the best option for your home, it is up to you to choose the roofing material you feel best suits your needs and budget. Following is an overview of the most common options for your consideration

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt composition shingles are the most affordable as well as the most common roofing option. These can be made with either fiberglass or paper, with the former option offering the greatest protection from fires.

Asphalt architectural shingles are ideal for those who are concerned about aesthetics. These beautiful shingles come in many colors and styles, and can in some cases be made from recycled materials. Architectural shingles are also very durable and may last for up to 50 years before needing to be replaced.

Clay Tiles

Clay tiles can be curved or flat and come in various colors. They look good on many homes, can last well over one hundred years, and do not require a great deal of maintenance. The only downside is that they can be a bit costly for homeowners on a limited budget.

Concrete Tiles

Concrete roofing tiles come in many finishes, colors, cuts, shapes and sizes. It can last for up to forty years, and is not only fireproof, but also energy efficient. An additional benefit is that it helps to keep out noise. Concrete tiles only require minimal maintenance and can be quite affordable.


Metal roofing is not only surprisingly aesthetic, but also extremely durable. Such roofing will not decompose, is impervious to extreme weather conditions, and do not need much maintenance. Whats more, some insurance agencies will offer discounted policies to homeowners who install this type of roofing on their homes.

Any homeowner who is interested in replacing his or her roof will want to consider these options. Getting to know these and other roofing material types will enable you to pick the roofing that is best for you. We will then install it in a timely, efficient manner.

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