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Residential Roofing

Residential Roofing

Most consumers don’t know what kind of roof they have on their roof. So, today we are going to help educate you on the different types of roofing products. Residential roofing services apply to most single family and apartment homes. Roof materials for residential roofing are usually known as “steep-slope roofs”. Typically, the types of materials used to describe residential roofing are as follows.

Roof Material Types

Asphalt Shingles

First on the list is asphalt shingle. Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used residential roofing product used in America. Therefore, there are more options to choose from than any other product. Asphalt shingles are composed of fiberglass woven matting, asphalt granules, and tar based compounds to bond the different materials. Different manufacturers offer different colors and variations. Hence the reason we love our favorite manufacturer, GAF offers many beautiful options and styles for you to choose from. Primarily, there are two styles of asphalt shingles that are made and distributed into all of the roofing markets. One of these two shingles is probably on your roof.

  1. First on the list of asphalt shingles, the 3-Tab Shingles are three feet long in length, with three, one foot tabs composing the shingle. These primarily come with 25 year warranties. So, while there are many options for roofing systems, this is the most affordable roofing product in the market.

    3 Tab shingles are one of the main types of residential roofing systems used.

  2. Secondly, Architectural shingles are typically three feet and three inches in length and are composed of the same materials as the 3-tab shingles. It is especially relevant to note that many consumers call these shingles Dimensional Shingles, as well. However, this shingle is composed of 2 layers of fiberglass matting. In addition to adding weight, it gives the shingle a dimensional effect.

    Dimensional shingles offer the consumer the option of a high end residential roofing product. However, it is actually quite cost effective and affordable.

Metal Roofing

The second type of roofing on the list is Metal Roofing, also known as Tin Roofing. Metal Roofing includes many different gauges and styles. As a result of price and product availability, metal roofing is commonly used in rural areas, due to tradition and maintenance options.

Metal roofing products are a commonly used in rural areas.

Wood Roofing

Wood shakes or wood shingles are the 2 main types of wood roofing. The difference in the product is distinguished by the design and cut of the wood panel. As a result of the cost of this product, wood roofing products are typically used for aesthetic reasons. In order to maintain the look of a historic property, or to add that aesthetic effect.

Wood roofing offers a classic look for any home.

Tile Roofing

Lastly, Tile Roofing comes in many different style and material types. Because there are so many styles, we are going to highlight the types of materials used to make tile. The two main types are clay and cement. Due to the production location of most manufacturers, tile roof systems made from clay or cement are primarily used in tropical climates.

Beautiful tile roofing is primarily used in tropical climates.

In conclusion, every home is different and every budget is different. Some of the more expensive products, do offer longer life expectancies for your residential roofing system. However, price isn’t everything. There are many affordable options for every home and budget.