From asphalt shingles to metal roofing and everything in between, there many options of roof materials to choose from. Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roof material used, as it is known for its reliability and durability and they are effective in all types of weather conditions. Metal roofing is rising in demand as its durability is unmatched–the average lifespan of a metal roof is about 60 years! The metal material can withhold heavy snow and rain, and can resist high winds. Stone-coated steel’s interlocking panels mimic the properties of slate, clay, or shingles and can resist damage caused by heavy winds (up to 120 miles per hour), hail, and freezing weather.