If you’re planning on a new roof installation, you may be curious about which materials are available. Asphalt shingles are among the most common. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and come in many different colors for customization. This is often a cost-effective option, but they also don’t last as long as other materials. Metal roofing, for example, has almost double the lifespan. The installation is more difficult, however. Since it is a much heavier material, your home may need additional support before the installation can be completed.