If your home’s roof is approaching the end of its lifespan, you might be thinking about replacement. If you’re thinking about replacing your roof, you might be wondering what kind of roof to get? Do you want to keep the same look you’ve had for years now? Or do you want to change it up with something fresh and new?
When it comes to roofing materials, you have a lot of options. Here at Royalty Roofing, our experts are here to help you explore those options and get the roof that is right for your house and your budget. Read on to learn more about some of the most common roofing materials and which may be right for you.
Composite Asphalt Shingles
These are the roofing materials that you probably picture when you think of a standard roof. It is estimated that more than 80% of all homes in America have roofs with composite asphalt shingles. These shingles are typically composed of fiberglass that is saturated with asphalt, with the exposed surface coated with small chips of slate, schist, quartz, or ceramic granules.
These roofing materials are so popular because of their low cost and the variety of options available. Beyond the wide range of colors that are available to fit your home’s style, you can also choose these shingles based on their durability. We stock composite asphalt shingles that are designed to last anywhere from 25 to 50 years. We recommend using high-quality materials and buying roofing materials that carry a strong warranty. Questions? We’re here for you.
Cedar Shake Shingles
If you’re craving a more natural and classy look for your home, you may want to consider choosing cedar shake shingles. Made from beautiful all natural wood, these shingles are a little bit thicker than traditional wood shingles in order to hold up to the extremes in weather that we get here in the midwest. They really elevate the look of any home.
There are a couple of reasons why the majority of homes do not have roofs with these shingles, however. One is that these shingles are considerably more expensive than traditional composite asphalt shingles. They also end up requiring more maintenance than traditional composite asphalt roofs in order to keep them in great shape. If maintained properly, these roofs can last up 40 years.
Maybe you’re in a unique situation where you own a home or building with a flat or very slightly pitched roof. If so, you have another popular option for roofing materials. It is called Built Up Roofing and it is one of the newest and most efficient and affordable roofing materials available. It consists of alternating layers of roofing felt and waterproof materials like fiberglass and hot tar. This roofing material is fire resistant and inexpensive. It is a good fit for smaller commercial buildings.
We hope this blog has answered some of your questions about the most common roofing materials. If you would like to learn more or get a free estimate on your next roofing project, get in touch with us today! Click here or call 402) 216-8850 in Omaha or (712) 202-8426 in Sioux City.