When building a new home or simply remodeling the existing one, the roof is a part of the house overlooked most often, although it makes a great difference to the exterior look, feel and curb appeal and adds value to the house.
It may be a little daunting for you to determine which one is right for you because there are many types of roofing out there , but while living in Vancouver Canada, you must go for the options that offer longevity, efficiency ,sustainability, and low cost. The roofing shingles you choose must withstand with the weather elements like cold, snow, rain, wind and scorching summer days.
Following is the list roofing shingles you should consider when you are remodel Vancouver house.

1. Asphalt shingles
When you are looking for the least expensive and affordable shingles, there is no better option than Asphalt shingles. They are easy to install. Also, they are highly durable and normally last as long as 40 years.
Made up of woven fiberglass and covered with pure asphalt coating, they give protection from UV rays, and other severe weather conditions. They are available in different types, colors and style, and are widely used in North American, and Canadian region.

2. Metal roof shingles
Metal roofs are growing popular day by day .These roofs are made of metals like aluminum, steel, copper, and zinc alloys and can be found in any required design. The best thing about metal roofs is it is highly durable as compared to asphalt and wood shingles. Plus, it requires less maintenance. Above all, it is recycled and can be used over and over again.

3. Solar shingles
Solar shingles are the roofing that gives you a return on investment from the day you install it. It is the best shingle if you are looking for an eco-friendly option as it does not only provide you the shelter but also provides you solar energy during the daylight hours that will help you meet your power needs.

4. Wood Shingles
Wood shingles come in two types: shingles and shakes. They are highly energy efficient and act as natural insulators in severe weather but are relatively less durable as they are more prone to cracking and wear and tear. Moreover, wood shingles are also not best suitable for the places with high moisture and humidity ratio. Plus, although they are made of the wood that are fire resistant like redwood and red cedar, but still they are not fireproof.

5. Slate Shingles
Slates have been used in building construction for centuries and it is still very popular due to its durability, resistance to wear and harsh thermal conditions, little maintenance. They are also fire resistant and high energy efficient. It is the most durable material available in the market for roofing and can last as long as 150 years.

6. Concrete Tile Shingles
Concrete tile shingles are a good option if you are on a budget and are looking for long lasting roofing. It has longer lifespan than asphalt and can last for more than 50 years. In addition, due to its high density it keeps the house cooler in summer and also handles inclement weather.
However, it has relatively higher cost for installation. Plus, made of concrete, they are heavy and brittle so are more prone to crack and distortion during the installation. For that, you need to hire an experience company to undertake the project

Author's Bio: 

Neil Smith is an experienced graphic designer, currently living in Ottawa Canada, who tries to bring a range of art and design disciplines to every project he works on. He has a bachelor’s in fine arts degree in graphic design from Carleton University. He loves fusing smart concepts with creative, and standard-based designs.