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5 Different Types of Roofing Materials You Should Know About

Roof replacement as a homeowner can be overwhelming.

Knowing what types of roofing material are available will help you make the best decision for your home, once the time comes.

You will want to take into consideration your climate, house, and budget when choosing the type of roofing material for your home. Working with a professional will help you make the right decision. 

5 Types of Roofing You Should Consider

There are many types of roofing material and styles. Some of the most common materials are listed below. 

Composite/Asphalt Shingles

Composite asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material used in the United States. They have a lot of great features that make it a great choice for many homeowners.

Not only are they seen as an economical choice, but they are durable, which means longevity for your roof. Composite shingles come in a variety of colors, which make for a great looking roof for any home.

Composite or asphalt shingles can be reinforced with either fiberglass or organic material (cellulose). This helps the shingles to become resistant to UV rays, as well as water and fireproof. 

Flat Roofing

Flat roofs are an ancient tradition, allowing for roof space to be usable as a living space. Because of the nature of flat roofing, there are special materials needed to ensure a leak-free roof.

There a few different options when it comes to flat roofing materials. One of the most common flat roofing materials is a single layer membrane roofing.

Single Layer Membrane Roofing 

Single layer membrane roofing is the latest in roofing technology. They are typically made out of a synthetic rubber material. 

There are different attachment methods for this type of roofing. The installation will greatly depend on your home. 

Some reasons that make this choice so popular for flat roofs is its flexibility and ability to withstand severe weather changes.

Metal Roofing 

Metal roofing is a great choice for steep and flat roofs alike. When taken care of, these beauties can last upwards of 50 years. 

Their durability and beauty make them an attractive choice for many homeowners.

Keep in mind that having a metal roof will accentuate the sound of the rain.  

Wood Shake 

Also known as wood shingles, wood shake roofs are constructed from thin tapered pieces of wood. They create one of the most unique looking roofs. They are typically constructed out of redwood or cedar in the United States. 

Wood shingles give a rustic look to a home so they may not be the right choice for everyone. When taken care of and maintained properly wood shingle roofs can last anywhere from 30-50 years!

Slate Roofing 

Known for extreme longevity, slate roofing is made from natural stone. Not only are these roofs extremely attractive, but they are environment-friendly, and are fire resistant. 

When constructed correctly a slate roof can last for a century. Because of its durability and quality, this type of roofing material tends to be on the more expensive side. 

What Works Best for Your Home?

If it's time for you to replace your roof, let us help you choose which type between the different types of roofing materials. Replacing your roof doesn't have to overwhelming.

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