Three types of roofing materials.

Which Roofing Material is Best for My Home?

As a proud homeowner, you’re always looking for ways to improve your home and make sure that it looks like the best one on the block. But not every update is a simple one. Some updates, like the replacement of your roof, can cost thousands of dollars. This is why you’ll want to do extensive research on your roofing material options and the contractor you’ll use to install your new roof.

Depending on the type of roof you have installed on your home, you might not need to think about replacing it for 100 years. However, you could also need to consider a replacement every 10 years. This is why it’s so important to do your research before choosing a roofing material. Your choice will impact the longevity of your roof, the required maintenance and the overall aesthetics of your home.

Luckily, you don’t have to make this choice alone! At SEI Roofing, our experts will gladly evaluate your home and help you determine which roof would be best for you.


The biggest factor in determining the cost of your roof is the size of your home. The next biggest factor is the materials you use on your roof. Asphalt roof tiles are one of the most common materials used on homes, this is mostly because they are so inexpensive. They also have a reasonable lifespan, needing to be replaced only every 25 years.


Another factor that goes into the cost of your roof is the complexity, shape, and slope of the roof. If you have a very steep roof, the installers have to go a lot slower and usually need to invest in extra safety precautions. All of this is then tacked on to the cost of your new roof.

Because a flat roof is easily traversable, installers can work quickly on it and won’t need to invest as much in terms of safety equipment. This helps to lower the cost of your roof a great deal.

What are the downsides of a flat roof? Because they don’t have a slope to them, water is more likely to pool on the surface rather than run off the sides. This can cause a lot of water damage issues if you live in a rainy climate.


By far the most expensive roofing option is metal. Compared to the relatively inexpensive cost of asphalt shingles (about $4.00 per square foot), metal roofing costs closer to $10.00 per square foot. What’s the justification for spending an average of $16,000 on a new roof? You will never have to think about replacing it again. Unless, of course, you live another 100 years.

Additionally, with a metal roof on your home, you will see additional savings on your energy bills in the hot and sweltering summer months. And, you’ll rarely, if ever need to think about maintenance.

So while the initial cost is shocking at first, you’ll find that it usually saves you money over the life of your home.

Before diving headfirst into your roof replacement, call the trusted professionals at SEI Roofing, who put service, excellence, and integrity above all else. We’ll make sure that you’re installing a roof that works best for your home, climate, and style and we’ll do all of this for a fair price. Contact our experts today for a free roofing proposal and trusted roofing advice. Visit us online or give us a call at (972) 440-1645.