You have made countless important decisions as a homeowner – the best neighborhood where to buy your home, the safest security system to install, and the most thorough insurance policy to cover your assets. Now, it’s time to further protect the investment you have made in your home: What roofing material should I choose for my roof replacement project?

This can feel like a daunting decision, but don’t let that stop you from making it a priority. Choosing the right roofing material will keep your loved ones safe in the next bout of severe weather, increase the resale value and curb appeal of your home, and improve the durability of your roofing system.

What to Consider When Choosing a Roofing Material

Your Budget

Roof replacements aren’t known for being cheap, but you do get what you pay for in terms of quality. Making an investment in a roof designed to last will save you money in the long term. Discuss your overall budget with your roofing contractor so they can address any additional costs to account for, such as installation, gutter systems, and ventilation.

The Climate

Different roofing materials are better equipped to handle the extreme heat, UV radiation, hailstorms, high winds, and thunderstorms we experience in Central and Gulf Coast Texas.

Your Home’s Aesthetic

Your home is an extension of your personal style – and your roof is no exception. You don’t have to trade off aesthetics for durability. There are several roofing materials that can stand the test of time while also bringing together your home’s unique design.

Your Long-Term Plan

Consider the maintenance requirements, overall durability, and energy efficiency of the material you choose for your new roof. When properly installed and routinely maintained, your new roof could last up to 50 years.

Commonly Used Roofing Materials


Metal roofs are a top choice as one of the longest-lasting roofing materials. They are typically a bigger investment at installation but require very few repairs and are extremely durable against severe weather. You can choose between a variety of styles and colors to best suit your home.

Asphalt Shingle

Asphalt shingle roofs tend to have a shorter lifespan than metal roofs but are a great choice for a roofing material that is inexpensive to install and still able to protect your home from the weather. As one of the most popular choices for residential roofing, you will be able to choose from a wide selection of colors and styles.


Most tile roofs are made from concrete, clay, or slate, making them heavier than other roofing material options. This is a great roofing style if the structural integrity of your home allows for the extra weight. While this style of roof will be a bigger investment in your home when installed, tile roofs are known for being durable and protective against the outdoor elements and resistant to rot. Their unique aesthetic can add a lot of value and charm to your home.

Choosing the Best Roofing Material

With so many options available for your roof replacement, choosing the right roofing material for your home can feel overwhelming. At WorleyByrd Roofing & Restoration, we are happy to put our years of experience and expertise in roofing, construction, and engineering to work, providing you with the latest information so you can make the best-informed decision about your project. Our team will provide an initial free inspection, present roofing and gutter options, and walk through various funding considerations, including the potential insurance claim process and financing.

Get in touch today to learn more about our stress-free, transparent roof replacement process and to speak with our team of experts.