There are many types of residential roofing materials available. Which one you choose will depend on the aesthetics of your home and your budget, among several other factors. Here’s a quick look at your options:
- Metal – made primarily from aluminum and steel, the popularity of this roofing material has increased dramatically in the past decade
- Shingle – the most standard type of roofing, shingles are made of asphalt and come in a strip, 3-dimensional or designer style
- Slate– this dense rock, quarried for roofing is naturally durable
- Shake– a basic shingle made from split logs or heavy gauge metal
- Tile– These roofs are made from ceramic or cement, and offer a wide variety of textures and colors
- Flat– A roof with a 10-degree (or less) pitch, making it almost level.
- Low slope– This roof style is primarily used for large applications such as condo complexes and town homes, and smaller areas such as a porch roof or garage transition.
- Mansard– a roof with four sloping sides (also called a French roof)
- Gable– a roof with two sloping sides, much like a young child my draw
- Hip – the sides of this roof slope gently downwards to the walls
- Shed/garage roofing– a small roof designed in a gable, gambrel or saltbox style
A new roof is an important purchase for your home and the type of material you choose will play a part in cost, installation time and expense, weight, and the number of years you’ll get from it.
The amount of money you’ll sink into a new roof depends on several factors, such as the construction of your home. If you’re remodeling your home, you’ll most likely stick with the material previously used. If you’re building a new home, you’ll have more options from which to choose.
We are recognized for exceptional installations and quality repairs at the best price. If your home is in need of roofing, gutters, insulation or siding, contact us today!
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