Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in North America. They're affordable for homeowners in Western New York, and come in a wide range of colors and styles to mimic slate, wood shake, and other materials. They'll fit into the aesthetic you want to create for your home.
3-Tab shingles, the least expensive option, are also relatively durable and can last anywhere from 15-25 years. Architectural shingles are more expensive but also last longer than 3-tab shingles.
If your roof is damaged, you must find a professional roofing company to repair it as soon as possible.