Most common types of roofing.When considering what type of roofing to install, variables such as; the type of roof you’re looking for, the over all aesthetics with your home,
or possibly the most evident cost. Let us help you guide you to making the right decision.
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Asphalt ShinglesAsphalt shingles are the most popular residential roofing choice throughout the U.S., with approximately 80% market share according to roofing industry statistics. More than any other type of roofing material, asphalt shingles provide consumers with the widest variety of price, shape, color, texture and durability. Warranties ranging from 10 years to lifetime.
And they look great! When you compare the benefits of asphalt shingles against other types of roofing such as metal, slate, tile and shake, it’s hard to argue against.
- Beautiful Look
- Most Cost efficient
- Very Durable
- Fast Installation
Slate ShinglesCedar shakes provide a classic look that can be stained in a wide variety of colors, or left natural to weather to a silvery-gray finish.
- Extreme durability
- Variety of colors & textures
- Different thicknesses
- Eliminates rot & algae
- Completely fireproof
- Unaffected by sun & weather
Depending on product used, the roof may require structural reinforcement to handle added weight. Possible lengthy installation process, depending on the size of your roof. For additional information visit these sites:
Cedar ShakeCedar shakes provide a classic look that can be stained in a wide variety of colors, or left natural to weather to a silvery-gray finish.
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Excellent insulation
- Wind-resistant (up to 245mph)
- Resistant to hail damage
- 20- or 25-year warranty
- Renewable resource
Anyone considering a cedar shake roof should check with their homeowners’ insurance company as part of the decision-making process, because some insurance premiums reflect cedar’s luxury classification. Visit the Cedar Shake Bureau website for more details.
Tile ShinglesGenuine tile roofs have a distinctive look and are very popular for certain home styles. Listed below are some of the many advantages of having a tile roofing:
- Long-Term Durability
- Variety of Colors & Styles
- High Wind-Resistance
- Energy Savings
Download an industry brochure on the history and benefits of tile roofing. For more information visit these sites:
Metal RoofingMetal roofing comes in steel, aluminum, copper, and alloy strips, and in various shapes and textures. Major benefits of metal roofs:
- Wide range of colors
- Wide range of available styles
- Energy savings
- Fire- and wind-resistant
- Consistent quality
- Home price appreciation
- Long-lasting life
According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, the average cost of a metal roof in Southern states is $13,538. And Remodeling Magazine reports that standing seam metal roofs recoup up to 95.5% of their costs for homes in the Eastern states, which is a 6% resale value gain over homes covered with asphalt roofs. Installation of reflective metal roofing results in up to 40% savings in energy costs during hot summer months, according to the Cool Metal Roofing coalition.