Types of Residential Roofing Materials

As a homeowner you have many choices when considering what residential roofing materials to use on your home. Choosing the right one might seem overwhelming, especially since your roof contributes greatly to the curb appeal of your home.  The team at Texas Traditions Roofing is here to help you make the right choice. It’s important to understand the differences between each option so read on to learn more about the different residential roofing materials that you can choose from.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials. In fact, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association reports that asphalt shingles are used on 80 percent of homes in America. They are a popular choice because they come in a wide range of colors that complement any home style. Architectural shingles, like GAF Timberline HDZ®, offer contrasting hues and a dimensional look for enhanced curb appeal.

This roofing material is resistant to fire, hail, wind and can provide years of protection for your home. To see what you home would look like with asphalt shingle, you can use GAF’s roof visualizer to try on different styles and colors.

Composite Roofing Tiles

If you love the look of natural roofing materials like slate or shake but want to avoid the maintenance that can accompany these materials, then a product like DaVinci might be the choice for you. These tiles look just like real slate or natural cedar, but they are made from virgin resins and engineered polymers that make them extremely resilient.

This roofing material withstands severe weather including hail, high winds, driving rain and has excellent UV resistance. While the price of this roofing system is higher than asphalt shingles, you can expect a synthetic slate or shake roof to have a longer lifespan than asphalt.

Metal Roofing

The popularity of metal roofing continues to grow in part because of its sustainability, durability and extremely long lifespan. The initial cost of a quality metal roof will be higher than other materials, like asphalt, but you can expect your metal roof to protect your home for 50 or more years.

Metal roofing is also available in just about any color to enhance the look of your home. You can try before you buy with tools like Sheffield Metal’s home visualizer.

Solar-integrated Shingles

You may be interested in solar options that can reduce your electric bill and keep your power on when everyone else’s is out. With technology improving and innovation a high priority for manufacturers, solar-integrated shingles are now a reality. GAF offers Timberline Solar™ which features solar cells integrated into the shingle.

As the first contractor in the Georgetown, Texas area to install the new Timberline Solar roofing system, we bring the experience and knowledge to ensure your installation is of the highest quality for the ultimate in performance and protection.

If you are still unsure which roofing system is the right one for your home, our trusted roof advisors can meet with you to help you determine which will be right for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.