There are many factors to consider when choosing the right roofing material for you and your local climate. Before recommending a material, your roofing company should consider the following:


Your roof slope is the angle of your roof. The slope of your roof is important unless you are re-roofing your entire roof deck. Asphalt shingles and metal roofs are better suited for medium-to-slope roofs. Slate is more effective on steep slopes.

Membrane roofing is best for low-slope roofs. These are more common on commercial properties. If the right material is used, steep-slope roofs will be more obvious from the ground and can greatly improve curb appeal.


Slate and tile roofing materials are heavier than asphalt shingles, metal, or wood shakes. If you are changing from lighter to heavier roofing materials, ensure that your roof is able to support the additional weight. Professional roofers will not have to modify your roof deck if this happens. Reggie Reed Roofing has Timberline(r), Designer(r), Shingles available in a variety of options to replicate heavier materials as slate or wood shakes.

Architectural Style

Certain styles of the home will not look right with certain roofing materials. Spanish architecture, for example, requires clay tiles while Queen Anne architecture can be done with wood shake roofing. Reggie Reed Roofing’s architectural options for shingles have a layered appearance that matches most traditional styles.


Different roofing systems may have different lifespans. Roof repair and durability are crucial considerations if you intend to live in your home for a long time. Asphalt shingles can last for a long time and have solid warranty coverage. Reggie Reed Roofing offers a wide range of asphalt shingle choices.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best Clearwater roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.

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