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K&P Exteriors – Roofing Material for Pitched Roof

Roofing Material for Pitched Roof

Here is a comprehensive comparison of popular roofing materials. Whether you are looking to replace your roof materials, or just curious for personal knowledge, here is a list to start with.


Asphalt Shingles are the most widely used roofing material. The asphalt is water resistant, which makes it great protection against wet weather. In addition, the granules on asphalt roofing shingles help protect against UV rays. Asphalt shingles tend to be layered when installed, which adds even more protection to the roof of your home. An Asphalt Shingle roof typically lasts about 20 years.

Metal Panels

A metal roof should last as long as the house. Metal is fire, mildew, insect and rot resistant. It is also very waterproof and can quickly warm with small amounts of sunlight to better melt snow. In addition, metal reflects radiant heat from the sun, minimizing heat in the home, and saves energy needed for air conditioning.

Clay Tiles

Clay tiles are baked molded clay. Once baked, clay tiles are resistant to fire and are very waterproof. Because they are a curved shape, they help insulate heat and cold. Bonus, because clay is naturally derived from the earth, they are environmentally friendly and easily recycled. Manufacturers of clay tiles boast that their product can last up and over 100 years.


Concrete tiles are made of sand, cement, and water. This mixture is put under head and high pressure to make the tiles. They are waterproof, and resistant to hail, wind, and fire. A cement roof can last up to 50 years.


The K&P Exteriors team can help you explore and understand options to protect your roof. Call us at 303.853.0072 today!

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