Understanding the different materials and components of a roof is very important, regardless of whether you are doing a residential roof replacement or a new roof installation on a new home. A roof replacement is one of the most important investments a Guelph or Cambridge homeowner can make because a new roof doesn’t just improve how your home looks, but it also increases energy efficiency and adds significant value to your home. Additionally, a new roof provides an excellent return on investment, increased comfort and perhaps more importantly, increased safety. However, before you start replacing your roof, it is good to take the time to research and learn about the different components of a roof, as well as the roofing materials options available. Below, you will find some useful information to get you started.