6 Different Types of Roofing Materials to Consider

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You Have Questions About Your Roof, We’ll Answer them.

First off, you must look at what type of roof you currently have on your home, shed, man cave, barn etc. If it is a flat roof you may want to consider a different type of material compared to a steep sloped roof. If you do have a flat roof, we would recommend a torch down roof for its fast, easy, and inexpensive installation.

You should also look at what kind of material is already on your roof, for example, if you have an asphalt roof already, it may be a clever idea to stick with what you already have to avoid extra costs for framing if you are thinking of going for a heavier material. If you are thinking of going with a lighter material than what you already have then you should not have to worry about extra costs.

Here at DaBella, we are a GAF Master Elite roofer and offer the top brand of architectural asphalt shingles with best-in-class warranties. We were ranked as the top performing roofing company and ranked 15th overall for home remodelers in the US according to the 43rd annual Qualified Remodeler top 500 list.

List of Roofing Materials

Here is a list of roofing materials that are most common for residential homes. Each type of Roofing material is different in it’s own way. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each:

Asphalt Shingles

Being the most common roofing materials for residential homes, asphalt shingle roofs can also be the most affordable choices and one of the easiest materials to install compared to others listed. Asphalt shingles come in a wide range of colors and styles for your choosing that will make your home look beautiful and keep your family safe from any kind of weather conditions. GAF architectural asphalt shingles are fire resistant and can withstand a category 3 hurricane.

Slate Shingles

Slate shingles are known for their beautiful rustic look, that will last you several years. Life expectancy looks incredibly attractive, but it does come at a heavy cost. It can also be hard to find a contractor that does this type of roof because of its difficult installation. Something also to consider is the weight that slate shingles have on your home. If you are thinking of making the move from a basic asphalt or shake roof to a slate shingle, you will need to make improvements to your framing to counteract the weight which will lead to a heavier cost.

Clay & Concrete Tiles

Clay & Concrete tiles are extremely popular in the desert states such as Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and California. They are popular in these states because of their climate and little chance of a tile getting broken or swept off the house. Having this type of roof anywhere else in the US can be costly for the maintenance required. They are extremely durable and are built to last a lifetime. That being said, this material of roofing can be expensive, but worth it if you live in the right area of the country. Usually after about 25-30 years or so you will need to do a small restoration project to maintain the original quality of the roof under the tiles. Contact us at 844-DaBella and discuss your next tile roofing restoration project.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs do come with a lot of benefits; they are durable, can stand extreme weather conditions, fire resistant and will last a long time. But with all the benefits, there are some problems that may persist once your new metal roof is put on. For one, the noise of the roof will be noticeable, especially during rainy days. A metal roof often expands, and contracts depending on the weather which can lead to water getting into your roof and causing extensive damage. Because of the complexity and small percentage of contractors that specialize in this trade, they are much more expensive to replace as well as repair compared to other materials.

Wood Shake

A cedar shake roof is great if you really want that rustic look, but this type of roofing material comes with a huge risk. It is extremely flammable, and, in some areas, they are not allowed because of this. Also, this type of roof can be prone to splitting which will allow water to get through and cause rot and leaks in your roof.

Rubber Slate Shingles

Having all the same qualities of a slate roof, this new type of roofing is lighter and may not need framing work to install. Rubber slate roofing is much more expensive compared to other materials. It may have the qualities, but if you want to go for the Victorian style and do not want to go with real slate roofing then this may be a better option.

What Can DaBella Do to Help me?

DaBella is a GAF Certified Elite contractor with offices expanding across 12 states and 31 locations. We have been privileged to be recognized as the top performing roofing company according to Qualified Remodelers 43rd annual Top 500 list of remodeling companies across the United States. We offer architectural asphalt shingles provided by GAF.

DaBella has also been recognized as one of the few prestigious roofing contractors that have been awarded with the GAF Presidents Club Badge. GAF also has also honored us with the Installation Excellence award, Consumer Protection Excellence award and the training excellence award. They prove our purpose to care for families: to care for homes.

Get a free quote on your next roofing project by contacting DaBella today at 844-DaBella. You can also set up a free no obligation quote with one of our great roofing specialists by going onto our website and filling out a quick form. DaBella also specializes in siding, windows, and bathtub and shower replacement projects. Get your free quote today and save 10% on your next home project.

Steven Shortridge

District Manager

Portland, OR

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