The Most Common Types of Residential Roofing

The 7 Most Popular Types of Residential Roofs

Are you unsure about what roof material is best for your residential home? Here’s a short overview of some of the most common residential roofing materials to help guide your decision-making. 

1. Composition

Composition roofing is made of shingles with a fiberglass core impregnated with asphalt. For the past several decades, composition roofs have been the most popular form of roof shingling. Composition roofing is lighter than many other types of roofs, decreasing strain on your home’s structure.

2. Wooden Shingles 

A wooden shingle is a tapered, thin piece of wood used to construct wooden shingle roofing. Due to the higher cost of wooden shingle roofs and their flammability, they’ve become less popular. Still, they continue to be prevalent, especially on the roofs of older homes.

3. Metal

Metal roofs have gained popularity in more recent years. In essence, they are roofing systems made of metal. However, metal roofs are typically more low-maintenance than other types of residential roofing. They’re also highly durable and tend to require a lower cost in the long run.

4. Tile 

Tile roofs are made of natural, recyclable materials, such as clay, concrete, and slate. These roofs provide high durability and solid fireproofing.

5. Slate

Slate roofs are, again, self-explanatory. Slate is a remarkably durable metamorphic rock. These roofs are also very water-resistant, capable of handling heavy snow accumulations. However, the material is heavy, which some homeowners see as a disadvantage. 

6. Concrete

Like concrete itself, concrete roofs are highly durable and sturdy. Still, they’re more expensive than many other common types of residential roofs. However, if you’re looking for a robust and low-maintenance roofing option, concrete is one of your best bets.

7.  Fiberglass

Fiberglass shingles have become incredibly popular in residential roofing. They’re simple to install and are available in a variety of colors and styles. Fiberglass roofing is light and environmentally friendly. 

Interested in a new roof for your residential home? The roofing experts at Hadley Roofing are the team to turn to. Contact us today and get started on your project.

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