The roofing over your head is dependent on the materials that it is made of. This means the right type of shingles can ensure the longevity of your roof. At All American Roofing, we know the different roofing types, and today we’ll give you a rundown of all our materials. Find out what each one’s strengths and weaknesses are and pick the right one for your needs.
The most common type in home roofing today, asphalt is known for being affordable and available in different colors. While it may not be as durable as other materials on this list, it can be easily replaced and fixed by your trusted contractor. Asphalt shingles are prone to fading faster than most of the other shingles.
Slate is a stronger material with a natural appearance and resistance to fire and rot. It is low-maintenance and versatile in terms of color and style design. However, it requires an expert to install due to its difficulty and weight. It can also be easily broken underfoot so be careful during residential roofing repairs and during gutter cleaning.
3. Clay and Concrete
Available in several shapes and known as a type of texturized roofing, clay and concrete are expensive and heavy. Despite the need for an expert to install, clay and concrete shingles give the best protection of all the roofing materials. These may require additional framing for either residential or commercial roofs.
A greener alternative, metal is resistant to fire, rot and insect attacks. It costs less material to build because you can cut the right measurements from a single sheet. Its real obstacles for maintenance come from scratches and water corrosion. This is solved by waterproof paint.
Roofing made by wood is a traditional favorite and is known for being the greenest material. It can survive for several years but can be prone to rot, water leaks and fire if neglected.
At All American Roofing, we have connections to several manufacturers with all the mentioned materials, whether it’s for residential or commercial roofing. This includes GAF, CertainTeed® and Owens Corning®. Call us at (888) 786-0400 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve residents in and around Oklahoma City, OK.