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what material is the best for your new roof?

Choosing the right roofing material is a significant decision for homeowners, impacting the durability, energy efficiency, and aesthetics of their homes. With a variety of options available, each with its own set of advantages, finding the best material for your new roof requires careful consideration. In this blog post, we'll explore popular roofing materials and their key features to help you make an informed decision for your home.

by Kelsi Waible | Jan 31, 2023 | Roofing


Say goodbye to rust! Metal roofing is rust-proof, so you don't need to worry about corrosion. That being said, you might be able to avoid a major roof replacement  for up to 50 years!


  • Durable and long-lasting: Most installers provide 50-year warranties, but with Journeyman Exteriors, you can expect a lifetime warranty! 

  • Environmentally friendly: A metal roof will keep 95% of the reflective capacity compared to other roof types that will lose 20%-40% of their reflective capacity. The highly reflective coatings in the paint of metal roofing can lower utility bills by 40%.

  • Energy-efficient: Metal roofs can offer not only a 40% reduction in energy costs in the summer, but also up to a 15% reduction in the energy costs in the winter. (Re-sealing and insulating air ducts in the attic will save even more money!)


Made from recycled crushed limestone, synthetic slates are safe and resilient, even with extreme weather conditions your roof will be made to last!


  • Durable: Composite slate contains ultraviolet inhibitors to reduce wear and tear from the suns blistering heat. Plus, with our quality control guarantee, you will never be without a strong and durable roof for years to come! 

  • Highly Customizable: Composite slate shingles are a great choice for the homeowner looking for a specific color, shape, or size. They can be customized to provide added protection against UV degradation and other external factors. We are happy to work with you on your custom roofing preferences! 

  • Impact and Fire-resistant: Composite slate roofing is effective against severe exposure to external fires, plus, they are not readily flammable and do not spread fire.


Did you know you can have your old asphalt roofing recycled to make new pavements or roads? How environmentally friendly!


  •  Lots Of Options: Who doesn't love customizable home improvement? With so many shapes and textures to choose from with asphalt, your home can look just how you dreamed it would be. 

  • More Affordable: Most homeowners pay between $8,000 and $9,000 for new roofing, though on the lower cost end you could be in the range of $5,000 with asphalt shingles! We are always dedicated to offering competitive pricing!

  • Easy Replacement: Journeyman Exteriors specializes in roofing replacement, with our promise to leave you fully satisfied with our services, your new roof will be ready to protect you from the elements! 

With our lifetime warranty, quality guarantee and competitive pricing, we are eager to deliver the best of the best custom roof replacement! Call today (360) 241-6050

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