Are you looking for a new roof for your home?

As the roof is one of the most important parts of your home, it’s important to choose a roof that you will like. Here are some of the basics on the types of residential roofing available to homeowners.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing comes in a wide range of shingle designs and vertical panels, including those seen in shake, tile, and slate. Metal roofing is durable enough to hold up for more than 60 years.


  • Extremely long-lasting
  • High wind resistance
  • Withstands fire


  • Costs 2-3x more than other options
  • It can expand
  • It is noisier than other materials
metal roof with rain splatters

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are one of the most used roofing materials. This is because they are effective in any setting. They pass a number of toughness tests, including rain, wind, and heat.


  • Affordably priced
  • Many color options available
  • Class A Fire Rating: Extremely Versatile
  • High-wind resistance


  • Easier to damage in cold weather
  • Doesn’t hold up as well in extreme wind

An asphalt shingle roof has a low initial cost, but it must be replaced every 20 years typically. You can also choose specialty asphalt shingles, which come in a variety of impact resistance and durability ratings. This makes it a unique solution that is useful in a variety of settings.

roof with asphalt shingles

Slate Roofing

In terms of durability, slate roofing is unrivaled. It can last for more than a hundred years. In addition, it is completely fire-resistant. It's also water-resistant. Furthermore, it keeps fungi and mold at bay.


  • Mold and mildew resistant
  • Withstands fire
  • Visually appealing
  • Extremely long-lasting


  • Layers of tiles might spall and shed small pieces
  • Tiles come in a variety of thicknesses

Slate is very effective in rainy weather. It can, however, be costly and easily shatter due to careless walking or heavy hail.

slate roofing

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