Top 4 Residential Roofs

Apr 30, 2020 | Roofing

From natural materials like wood to man-made ones like asphalt, there are many materials to choose from when it comes to a roof replacement. Each one has unique advantages and distinctive design elements that cater to different styles and needs. Here are some of the pros and cons of the most popular materials:



  1. Asphalt Shingles. This is the most popular residential roofing material. The affordable cost and wide variety of asphalt shingles makes them appealing too many homeowners who are looking for versatility in their roofing material, along with watching their budget. While they are not as durable as other materials, they have good fire and wind resistance, and can be easily repaired or replaced when damaged.

  2. Metal. While asphalt shingles remain the most popular choice, metal roofing systems are rapidly gaining more recognition. They may have a higher upfront cost than asphalt, but metal roofs last longer and offer better wind and fire resistance. They also come in different types, such as steel, copper, and aluminum. Metal roofing is also a highly energy-efficient option. The material’s excellent reflective properties reduce the amount of heat absorbed by your home, resulting in a more comfortable indoor temperature.

  3. Flat. One of the main advantages of flat roofs is that they are easy to maintain. This is because their structure allows roofers to access them more easily.  Experienced contractors can finish the inspection and any necessary repairs in no time, reducing your labor costs. Additionally, the sleek appearance of a flat roof complements the look of modern homes very nicely.

  4. Tile. Clay and concrete tiles are at the top of the list in terms of durability. They are incredibly resistant to fire, strong winds, and hail damage.

Looking for a new roof replacement? Greenawalt Roofing Company is very proud to offer residential and commercial roofing services to homeowners in Lancaster, Reading, York, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh.  

At Greenawalt Roofing Company, we ensure that protection by using only the highest-quality asphalt shingles and underlayments. Call us today at (717) 898-6000 to learn more about our roofing and home exterior services.

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