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Choosing the Right Roofing Materials for Your Home August 16, 2017

South Bend, Pacific
Choosing the Right Roofing Materials for Your Home, South Bend, Washington

Your roof is likely to last for decades—but not forever. At some point, you'll have to have a new one installed, and it's better to choose roofing materials based on your needs rather than on what your previous one was made of. Coastline Roofing and Construction, the premier repair and siding contractor in South Bend, WA, discusses various materials below to help you choose the best new roof for your home.

How to Choose the Best Roofing Materials for Your Home

Asphalt Shingles

The three-tab asphalt shingle is the most popular roofing material in North America. It is inexpensive, easy to install, and last about 20 years. You can choose from many colors, but it is difficult to create a distinctive look with asphalt, given its commonality.


Metal is the most durable roofing material, but it’s also one of the most expensive. However, because it can last 75 years or more, it offers solid value. Metal can mimic other materials—such as slate or tile—and requires very little maintenance, but it can be loud during heavy rains and storms.  

Ceramic Tiles

RoofinIf properly installed, a tile roof can last 60 to 80 years. However, low-quality tile can absorb moisture and crack in freezing weather, although this is normally not a problem with high-quality materials. Installation and materials are quite expensive, but the longer life span offers considerable value.

Wood Shake

Wood shake roofs are natural looking and blend into rural environments. They are relatively inexpensive, but they also don't last as long as roofs made of other materials. They also require regular maintenance, including sealing and waterproofing, which other materials do not require.


Although it has long been a traditional roofing material in the United States, its weight and cost make slate an uncommon choice in recent years. However, it offers a stylish, durable alternative for people who don't like the look of metal or tile.

Coastline Roofing and Construction, an experienced siding and roofing contractor in Pacific County, can help you choose the right material for your home and budget. Visit them online to view a gallery of completed projects, or call (360) 942-9713 today to discuss your options.

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