How to Choose the Right Style for Your Roof

Is your property’s roof looking a little worse for wear? Perhaps you’re suffering from leaks or weather damage? If so, it’s probably time to start thinking about getting a replacement. Of course, when it comes to getting a new roof, there are a number of factors to consider. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What will it do to the overall look of your home?

The first thing to think about when it comes to roof replacement is what style and material you want to use. With so many roofing combinations out there, it can be difficult to decide which is the one for you. Read on for our handy guide to choosing the right style for your roof.

Choosing a material

Perhaps most important on your new roof is the materials that are used. Choosing the wrong material could leave you with a poorly protected, disjointed roof with a short life span. So, it’s important to get it right.

Concrete tiles

Concrete tiles are one of the most popular roofing materials out there for residential and commercial properties alike. Why? They’re cost effective and relatively durable, making them the ideal practical solution.

Clay tiles

Although brittle and heavy, clay tiles have a long-life span and create a classic and luxury appearance. Clay tiles are also highly fire resistant, making them an ideal choice for commercial buildings, such as kitchens or restaurants. However, they are fairly heavy so will require reinforced roof framing to support the roof’s weight.


As one of the oldest roofing materials, a number of homeowners may choose slate for its traditional and rustic look and feel. It is also eco-friendly, made from natural materials and highly resistant to both fire and wind. However, it is an expensive material and requires specially trained roofers to install.

Choosing a design

Once you have settled on a roofing material, you may want to think about how you want your roof to look overall. The design and style of your roof can transform the look of a building, whether you want to blend in with the natural environment or stand out and make a statement.

Roof slope

If you’re designing an entirely new building or completely overhauling an existing one, you may want to adjust the roof slope of your property. Gently sloping roofs may be the ideal choice for a natural look which is in keeping with the surrounding environment. Or, if you’re after a modern, unique design, flat roofs can offer a contemporary feel to your property.

Consult the experts

If you’re unsure whether your desired roof design and material is the right fit for your property, it’s always best to speak to an expert. The team at DPR Roofing in Huddersfield are fully trained in all aspects of roofing and are on hand to help you with any concern you may have.