For true durability and longevity, consider a metal roof.  While you may pay more upfront, it will outlive an asphalt shingle.  This family wanted a completely new look for their home.  The entire exterior of the home was covered in a vinyl siding.  The front of the home and garage, and the side of the garage were covered in a vinyl shake.  The deck on the back and side also saw a facelift with replacing the wood with new wolmanized lumber.  The side deck also features a newly constructed roof.  What was once a shed roof is now a dramatic gabled roof with shake siding.  We re-constructed the existing garage to make it a two car garage with a new slope.  The entire home and garage are finished with a forest green metal roof.