New Year, New Roof: How to Choose the Best Roof for Your Home This Year

Jan 9, 2023Blog, New Roof, Oklahoma City, Roof Replacement

As a new year begins, we ponder the events of the past year, and may even revisit the resolution we declared one year ago. How did you do? Did you meet your goals? Did you read all the books you hoped to? Lose the weight? Quit smoking? 

Many of us just transfer the resolutions from last year to this year. And so begins another year of improvement. Nothing wrong with that! 

What about your home and property? Are they on your list of improvements? Let’s start at the top. What about your roof? Is 2023 the year for a new roof? Are you looking for a Roof Replacement?

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There are so many questions to ask, so let’s try to break them down and begin to make a selection for a new strong solid roof. Here are some questions to ask:   

How long will my new roof last

Will my new roof hold up to natural disasters? 

I am concerned about the environment, which material is eco-friendly?

Which roofing material can my home hold? 

Is it durable? 

Will it look good on my home? 

What will it cost?

And, here is a breakdown of these questions. 


  • Longevity –  Three-tab – 20 years, luxury asphalt – 40 years. 
  • Hold up to natural disasters – Extreme weather conditions cause cracks, warping, and breakage
  • Eco-friendly – Mostly taken to a landfill
  • Structural Integrity – Moderate in weight
  • Durability – Fair 
  • Appearance – Most popular of all roofing materials, available in three-tab or thicker, architectural shingles
  • Cost – Inexpensive to moderate


  • Longevity – 40 to 50 years
  • Hold up to natural disasters – Good resistance to fire and wind 
  • Eco-friendly – Made from recycled materials, can be recycled when replaced
  • Structural Integrity – Lightweight
  • Durability – Fair to very durable, depending on the material
  • Appearance – Available in sheets or shingles
  • Cost – Moderate


  • Longevity – 50 to 150 years
  • Hold up to natural disasters – Good fire and wind resistant
  • Eco-Friendly – Made from natural materials
  • Structural Integrity – Heavy, may require additional structure support
  • Durability – Long-lasting, durable
  • Appearance – Dark gray with an irregular appearance
  • Cost – Expensive, requires skilled trained installers 


  • Longevity – 150 years
  • Hold up to natural disasters – Very strong, can sustain strong winds
  • Eco-friendly – Made from natural materials
  • Structural Integrity – Heavy, may require additional structure support
  • Durability – Long-lasting, low maintenance, can be brittle
  • Appearance – Traditional Italian/Spanish look, can be made to resemble shakes or slate
  • Cost – Moderate to expensive

Hopefully, by now, you have an idea of which roof you are leaning toward. But before you complete your decision, consider these questions as well. 

  • Is the roof I am considering too heavy for the frame of my home?
  • Is there financing available to afford a new roof? 
  • Am I considering selling within the next few years?
  • Does my roof have an appropriate slope for the material I am considering? 

These questions can only be answered by a trusted professional roofing contractor. Look no further than Tusk Roofs in Oklahoma City. Every project we do begins with a complete thorough inspection. We won’t do any work until we know what we are working with and what our plans are. This inspection is completely free and has no pressure at all. We want you to be perfectly satisfied so there is no rush on such a huge project. 

Call today to discuss how we can help you meet all of your roofing needs and forge ahead to a new roofing system!