Whether your roof is damaged or you’re considering making a change, familiarizing yourself with your best options is always essential. There are many different types of roofing materials to choose from.

The brings on the question: what styles are best for your home? Which material will complement your home the best? How will your chosen material save you money in the long-run and are there any noticeable disadvantages?

Don’t delay any further in choosing the right roofing material for your home? Here are the top six residential roofing materials with relevant details, such as pros, cons, house styles, cost, and life span. 

Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material in the United States. You’ll be hard-pressed to drive in a neighborhood and not find a home with asphalt shingles. These roofing materials have a reputation for being affordable and easy to install. 

These shingles can be reinforced with organic materials like cellulose and fiberglass without changing their overall appearance. If you’re considering a change to asphalt shingles, here are the specifications:

Clay & Concrete Tiles

Clay and concrete tiles can add elegance to any roof. Scalloped, ribbed, and genuine flat clay tiles are very durable. They are also very heavy and absolutely must be installed by a professional roofer. 

While concrete tiles are less expensive and just as versatile, they are still very heavy and require special installation expertise. 

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are exceptionally resistant to harsh weather conditions. Available in shingles and panels, metal roofs come in zinc, stainless steel, copper, and aluminum. They’re surprisingly lightweight, recyclable, and long-lasting. 

Slate Roofs

 Slate tiles offer a distinctive beautiful appearance and many available colors that include: purple, red, grey, green, and black. 

Wood Shakes or Shingles


 Wood shingles have been a go-to roofing material for hundreds of years. Many homeowners love the appearance of wood shingles and how they complement a shade of grey. 

Wood shakes are made by hand and look rougher than wood shingles, which are processed by a machine. If you live in a region known for wildfires, browse for Class A wood roofing materials that are coated with fire-resistant substances. 

Synthetic Roofing Products

 There are available synthetic roofing materials that include a polymer, plastic, and rubber, designed to provide you with the texture, color, and appearance of natural materials like wood and slate. 

These products are created to be easy to install, maintain, and durable. In fact, some synthetic materials are fire-resistant. 

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Have you chosen the roofing material you want to use? If so, give us a call at (864) 574-7638 to receive a free estimate. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have any questions about these popular residential roofing materials? If so, please refer to these FAQs for more information. 

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