Types of Roofing

Different Types of Roofing Materials Near New Britain, Hartford, Newport

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Whether you are installing a new roof on a new house or replacing an older roof that is no longer performing, there are many choices in terms of the types of roofing materials available. Some of the different options include asphalt shingles, wood shingles and more.

Factors that determine what type of roofing is best include, the slope and complexity of the roof, as well as the style of the house, local climate and the cost of different roofing options.

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Asphalt & asphalt fiberglass shingles

Asphalt & asphalt fiberglass shingles

Manufacturers have created asphalt shingles that imitate the look of wood and slate.

Although these terms are used interchangeably, most roof shingles used today are technically known as asphalt fiberglass shingles. The fiberglass mat embedded in the shingle provides an extra measure of strength and resistance.

These shingles are the most popular type of roofing for sloped roofs because they're affordable, easy to install, durable, and available in a wide variety of colors. Premium grades of "laminated" asphalt fiberglass shingles are typically warrantied for up to 50 years.

Wood shingles & shakes

Wood shingles & shakes

Wood shingles and shake roofs are beautiful, but expect more maintenance compared to an asphalt roof.

Wood shingles and shakes usually come from red cedar, Alaskan yellow cedar or Eastern white cedar. These evergreens produce wood that is dimensionally stable and naturally resistant to rot and insect attack.

The main difference between shingles and shakes is that shakes are split from the log and have a rough, random texture; shingles have a smoother surface because they are sawed. A wood roof is more expensive and requires extra skill to install. For this reason, most people avoid installing this type of roof unless they are dealing with historic houses.

Choosing the right roofer is just as important as using quality materials.