Your roof stands between you and the elements, so the materials you choose are important. Whether you are building a home or you need roof replacement, you’re going to need to make that choice. Depending on your budget, tastes, and and climate, you will want to choose a certain type of roof. In today’s blog, we are going to start a brief overview of all the different types of roofing materials.


This is the most common type of shingle, because it delivers durability, affordability, and fire protection. They are usually covered with 30-year warranties and last even longer. They have been developed to the point that they can be textured to look like wood and slate.

Wood Shake

These are wood shingles that are far tougher than just an average piece of wood. Many homeowners love them because they can last up to half a century, and they weather beautifully. They usually are cut from cedar, but they can come from pine as well. They do take more maintenance than asphalt shingles, but, as we said, if they are well-cared-for, they last between 30 and 50 years.


This type of roofing offers longevity, but it is expensive. You can get copper roofing as well as galvanized sheet metal. If you invest in metal roofing, you can expect it to last 50 to 75 years.

At Authority Roofing, we know how to work with all budgets and expectations. We are familiar with the Texas climate, and we know what it takes to keep a home or a business safe and dry. We offer both commercial and residential roofing services, and our roof inspections are free. Contact us in Plano today!

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