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1540 West Interstate
65 Service Rd S Suite B
Mobile, AL 36693


Phone: (251) 250-2466
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Construction workers putting shingles on the roof of a house.

How to Pick the Right Roofing Material

Guy Brothers Roofing has installed a ton of roofs in Mobile, AL. Our experience has shown us how much the material you use for the roof matters. Living on the Gulf of Mexico can mean a lot of storms will be attacking your roof. Picking the right material could help yours stay intact, even after serious weather events.

Picking the right material can make all the difference when you’re replacing the roof on your house. The material factors into the useful life of the roof as well as its cost. Here are a few things you need to consider if you’re considering a roof replacement.

How Much Will It Cost?

Each material will cost a different amount. Having asphalt shingles (one of the cheapest roofing materials) installed usually costs homeowners $3.50 to $5.50 per square foot, according to Home Advisor.

Metal roofing tends to be the most expensive material you can use. But it has the longest lifespan. Slate tends to have a long lifespan, and it’s less expensive than metal roofing.

Take a look at all the materials you have at your disposal and find one that fits your budget. Some materials may be more or less expensive, depending on the time of year and other local factors.

How Long Will It Last?

A new asphalt roof, the most cost-effective option, should last about 20 to 25 years. Metal roofs tend to last at least 50 years if you get a high-quality alloy. Better quality metals usually last longer. You can also expect slate to last 50 years or longer. So, it might be worth your while to choose one of these materials if you plan on staying in the same house for a while.

How Will It Look?

Nothing looks better than a new asphalt roof when you’re living in the suburbs. The black shingles will gleam in the sun, especially after a nice rain.

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to what type of roof they like. Figure out which type you’d like the most by checking out a few samples.

Seeing how a few of them look in person can make picking your favorite a lot easier. We could even send you a sample of the materials we’ve used on some of our recent projects.

Your Trusted Roof Replacement Team

Guy Brothers Roofing is your roofing specialist in Mobile, AL. We’d love to help with your roof replacement project. Contact us today if you’d like to request a free quote. Our roofing services are perfect for your home in Southern Alabama.

Get in touch with our highly rated professional roofing contractors today by calling Guy Brothers Roofing to schedule your services!