The style of a roof must not have just an aesthetic component, but also a functional one, considering that every roof has to be built according to the type of climate it has to withstand. In other words, materials used for a roof installed in a hot and dry climate are not the same with those specific to the colder Michigan climate.
The style of roof most commonly seen in Michigan is asphalt roofing. This material may not be the most resistant of all (an asphalt roof is guaranteed for 15 years, compared to a metal roof, which comes with 50-year warranty), but it surely is the most well-balanced. It comes in many colors and textures, which makes it an easy match for any type of building. It is also a great insulator, providing you with energy-efficiency, but also with water tightness, sound insulation and resistance to different temperatures and variations. Installation is not very complicated, and maintenance requirements are average, and there are many experienced in roofing Livonia MI homes.
Finally yet importantly, asphalt roofing involves affordable materials, therefore it is one of the cheapest roofing options. People are always advised not to choose the cheapest option because compromising everything on price is not a good idea, but when it comes to asphalt roofing, things are not about compromising, but about choosing the best quality-price ratio.