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Different Types of Roof Materials

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Choosing a roofing material can be a difficult decision, especially when you have so many options to choose from. At Showalter Roofing Inc., we believe in providing our customers with honest recommendations so that they can make the best, most cost-effective decision for their home.

On this page, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of each roofing material to help you decide which roofing system is right for you.

After reading, reach out to our team to schedule your free roofing estimate!

Your Roofing Options

Showalter Roofing Inc. offers a wide selection of high-quality roofing solutions. Here are some of the materials we offer:

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular home roofing materials. Homeowners love asphalt shingles because they’re exceptionally affordable and they come in a wide variety of colors and styles. Asphalt shingle roofs last 20 to 25 years.

Metal Roofing

Standing seam metal roofs have been a staple in commercial settings for years, but metal roofs have recently become a popular choice for homeowners as well. Metal roofs can be made with anything from galvanized steel to copper. This makes metal roofing a great option for any budget. These roofs last on average about 50 years.

Flat Roofing

If you have a flat roof, there are a variety of high-quality materials available to you, including silicone coating and TPO. Our team would be happy to discuss these flat roofing options with you to help you decide which material is right for your home.

Ceramic Roofing

Clay tiles, also known as ceramic tiles, are very durable and are built to withstand a variety of weather conditions. Because of their hefty weight, they’re best used for homes with adequate support systems. These roofing systems can last anywhere from 60 to 80 years!

Slate Tiles

Slate is an extremely durable roofing material that’s commonly used for larger homes. Because slate is made from natural materials, it often outlasts the other components of a roofing system. In fact, in many cases, slate roofing can last up to 100 years.

Wood Shake

Wood shake roofs, also known as cedar shake roofs, aren’t as common, but they can be a beautiful and long-lasting roofing option. Wood roofs that are properly installed and well-cared for can last anywhere from 30 to 50 years.

We understand that choosing a roofing material for your home is a big decision. Our customer care team is happy to explain your options in full detail, so you can feel confident choosing a material that’s both functional and elegant.

Other Factors to Consider

When you’re deciding on a roofing material, there are a few important factors you should keep in mind.


Your budget isn’t something to overlook. Although a roof replacement is by nature a big investment, certain materials will be more affordable than others. If you’re looking for an excellent roofing material on a budget, we highly recommend asphalt or architectural shingles. If you’re willing to pay a bit more to increase the longevity of your roof, ceramic or slate might be the choice for you.

Durability & Maintenance

How long do you want your roof to last? How much maintenance are you willing to put into caring for your roof? The answers to these questions will be huge factors in helping you determine which roofing material is right for you. In general, you can expect metal, slate, and ceramic roofs to provide the longest-lasting results with the least amount of maintenance. 


Your roof doesn’t just protect you from the elements, it also insulates your home and can help you keep heating and cooling costs low. If you’re looking for a green roof that will improve the energy efficiency of your home, we highly recommend a metal or ceramic roofing system.

Request a Free Roofing Estimate

If you’re considering a full roof replacement, turn to the experts at Showalter Roofing Inc. Our company is proud to be the most trusted roofing company in Franklin and the surrounding Middle Tennessee areas.

Call us today at (615) 266-2625 to schedule your free roofing estimate!

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Showalter Roofing Services, Inc.

2183 Hillsboro Road, Suite 206, Franklin, TN 37069

(615) 266-2625

Fax: 865-381-1533