What Type of Roofing Material Is Right for Your Home?

If you are in the market for a new roof for a newly built or remodeled house, aesthetics are important. However, what’s also important is cost, weight, and material installation requirements. For Legacy Group Exteriors in Northern Kentucky, it all depends on your situation. 

Choosing Materials 

It is worth reviewing the variety of materials available immediately, even if made from scratch or even when choosing a new roof for an existing home. Lead time is how builders describe how long it takes to obtain specific materials. With some lead times longer than others, it can hinder your project if you don’t consider this before making a decision. 

Style is an essential factor, but it’s not all about it. The cost of the product, the weight of the material, and the installation requirements will also influence the selection. Your options include asphalt, wood, composite tiles, slate, concrete, and clay tiles. 

Here’s what you need to know.

Determining Cost

When it comes to the cost of a roof, multiple factors will influence it. The price of the material is the starting point, but other factors may influence it as well. One is the condition of the existing roof when remodeling the house. If it is necessary to remove the old material entirely, and if the supporting structure needs repair, the roofers will bear all the costs. 


The shape of the roof is also one of the factors. A simple roof is often a gable roof with little or no gaps in the plane (chimney vents, dormer windows, etc.). Houses with multiple chimneys, intersecting rooflines (where the intersections are valleys), turrets, skylights, and other elements cost more. A simple roofing consult can reveal all of these options.

Roof Structure 

Not all roofs can use the basic roofing materials on the market. Flat roofs and roofs with low slopes can require steeper pitch roofs and other surfaces. Materials such as slate and tile are so heavy that many home structures are unsuitable for carrying loads. 

Talk to a designer that considers all options to get a quote for your work. When remodeling, the existing roof may dictate the choice of the new roofing material. You’ll want to consider not only the cost of considering other options but also the alternative colors, textures, weight, and durability, as well as those traditionally used in homes like yours. This will help with reselling the house down the road, making sure the value and look fit your home’s style and price point.

With all of these things considered, it’s crucial to consult a professional to make sure you have the right fit for your home, wallet, and style.

Need Roof Installation? Call Legacy Group Exteriors

If you’ve decided that your home or commercial property needs a new roof, Legacy Group Exteriors can install it for you and provide a hassle-free experience. With excellent customer service, advanced techniques for a smooth process, and the highest-quality materials, it’s no wonder countless customers rely on us for their installation needs. Contact us today for more details.