Choosing the Best Roofing Material

Getting a new roof is an excellent opportunity to improve your home’s functionality and increase its protection. The right roofing material can help you maximize all these benefits. To help you choose the right material for your roof replacement, Universal Roof and Contracting shares the different factors you should consider.

Choosing the Best Roofing Material

Aesthetic Appeal

Since your roofing system is largely visible from the street, it plays a key role in your home’s curb appeal. When selecting a material, you should consider the appearance of a material and how it looks on your home’s exterior. Metal roofs can add modern appeal to your home while tile roofing adds a touch of Old World elegance. Consider your home’s architectural style and existing exterior elements, and choose a material that ties the look together.

Service Life

Your roof is responsible for protecting your home against the elements. Like a timely shingle roof repair, roof replacement can boost your home’s protection from these damaging factors. That’s why it’s important to choose a material that can protect you for a long time. After all, no one wants to go through a replacement process with all its expenses and hassles all over again. Fortunately, Universal Roof and Contracting offers a range of highly durable materials like metal and tile that can last for years.


The roof slope measures your roof’s steepness. It’s important to consider this because not all materials perform the same on different slopes. Their weight and structure make tiles a problematic choice for flat roofs. They look and perform better on a steep-sloped roof. Metal, on the other hand, performs best on a flat roof.

When it comes to quality roofing materials and tile roof repair, look no further than Universal Roof and Contracting. Call us at (407) 278-2686 to get started on your roof replacement today.  We serve Orlando and the surrounding communities in Florida.