Types of Roofing Explained

There are far more types of roofing available these days to cover your home. Some are sustainable, and some can even generate electricity! Keep your budget and climate in mind, when choosing the right roof for you.

Asphalt Shingles — the most common roofing material in the US. Why? They universally work in all climates because they are super durable.

Metal Roofing — comes in long panels and sometimes in shingles. Metal is long-lasting and resists high wind, fire, and heavy snow and rain.

Slate Roofing — one of the longest lasting natural roofing materials that can last 100 years. But, they can be broken easily and can be expensive.

Rubber Slate — an alternative to real slate, rubber slate looks like the natural thing but is more durable and easier to cut and install.

Stone-Coated Steel Panels — interlocking panels have the look of other types of roofing but are a cheaper alternative and a great choice for areas that experience a lot of weather.

Clay or Concrete Tiles — this type of roofing material works best in dry climates, and can break when walked on, but has durability and old-world beauty and charm.

Solar Tiles — adding solar tiles to your roof can generate electricity in sunny regions and offset energy costs.

Green Roofs — these roofs are covered in plants!  They can insulate your home, while improving the air quality and reducing heat in urban areas where they are popular. Special attention is needed during installation for waterproofing and drainage.