Need A New Roof? 2 Residential Roofing Materials And Benefits Of Each

Need A New Roof? 2 Residential Roofing Materials And Benefits Of Each

Need A New Roof? 2 Residential Roofing Materials And Benefits Of Each

22 September 2022
Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you need a new roof for your home, you will find there are many roofing materials to choose from. Below are two of these materials, as well as the benefits of each one. A roofing contractor can also help you learn about these materials, and help you choose the right one for your home. 


Asphalt shingles are commonly found in homes, and you likely have many homes in your area with these shingles. Asphalt shingles are budget-friendly, easier to install than other types of shingles, easy to maintain, and lightweight. You can find these shingles in a variety of styles and colors so you can match the color and style of your home. You could also choose a contrasting color to make your home stand out in your neighborhood. 

There are many benefits of asphalt shingles. If your roof is damaged in any way individual shingles can be repaired or replaced instead of having to replace the entire roofing system. Asphalt shingles can also withstand high winds and are energy efficient so your monthly energy bills will be lower. 

Shake and Wood

Another option you have for your home is shake and wood shingles, which look traditional. Over time the wood color turns into a grey hue, which makes the roof look more interesting and unique. The wood shakes are generally cut by a machine and then brought to your home. They are rough shingles and are usually handmade. They are commonly made with southern pine, redwood, or cedar wood. These shingles go great if you like the rustic look. If you choose wood, make sure you choose wood that has been fire rated. 

Shake and wood shingles are more expensive when compared to asphalt shingles but still offer many benefits. They are resistant to moss growth, ultraviolet rays, and weather conditions. Wood shingles are also durable so the roofing system will last a long time on your home. They provide your home with insulation, which can help keep your home comfortable no matter what the temperature is outside. Wood is a sustainable material so this is an eco-friendly option for you. 

Contact a residential roofing service to learn more. They can give you more information about both asphalt and shake and wood shingles to help you make the best choice of what you would like for your home. They can then install your new roof for you and give you tips on keeping it maintained.

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