The roof of your house is one of the most significant aspects of your entire home. Your very well-being depends on the quality of your roof, because leaks could cause serious damage to the structure not to mention your possessions inside. An average the roof of a new home needs to be replaced everything 20 years or so. Depending on where you live, and what the climate is like could affect how long your roof lasts. If you live in a colder climate with lots of snow, and ice accumulating on the roof each year then you might need to replace it sooner if there is any damage sustained. For example many people in Boston this year are probably in the market to replace their roof because they got socked with an abnormally high amount of snow this year. If you are in the market for a new roof to replace your old one, there are a few things to consider when making your roofing choice.