Types of Roofing Materials for Residential Roofing

In May 8, 2015
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Depending on the type of material you use the roof of your home can last anywhere from 15 years to 25. When the time comes to replace the roof in your home, you will want to consider the varying materials available for the roof. Replacing your roof is a major renovation, and you should select the best option for you. Here is what you need to know about resTypes of Material for Residential Roofingidential roofing materials:

Composition or Asphalt Shingles

These relatively inexpensive shingles come in a variety of colors, sizes and styles. They offer the homeowner fire resistance and are easy to repair. You will find these suitable for most residential roofs. However, they blister in extreme heat.

Metal Shingles and Roofing

This lightweight and durable roofing material is available in a large variety of styles. You can find this material resembling cedar shingles or slate. They are low maintenance and can be installed over your current roof. However, they can be expensive and difficult to install.

Wood Shingles

Most important is the fact that these shingles can last up to 50 years if properly maintained. They offer some insulation for your home and blend into the natural environment. These shingles are easy to repair and replace. You will find that they are expensive and require a lot of maintenance.


Slate roofs are very distinctive and offer a long lifespan. This roofing material is fire proof and requires very little in the way of maintenance. However, these roofs can be very expensive and fragile.


Tile roofs come in a full range of styles and colors to suit your taste. They are fireproof, attractive and easy to keep maintained. On the downside, they are expensive and tricky to repair or replace, because they are quite fragile.

At Zip Roofing, we know how to get your new roof installed efficiently and expertly. Contact us today to schedule an estimate.

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