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Overview of Common Roofing Material

Updated: Sep 15, 2022


When it comes to choosing the right material for your new roof, homeowners have a variety of options! Having a selection to choose from can be intriguing yet tricky as different types of roofing come with their own advantages and disadvantages. To help make the decision process easier, we’ve put together a list of five commonly used roof materials.


· Asphalt shingles. Known as the most common type of roofing in America, asphalt shingles are a great option for any home. Asphalt is a sufficient choice for any type of environment.

· Clay or concrete tiles. Although delicate to walk on or work with, clay and concrete tiles are extremely strong and resilient. A favorable option for hot and dry climates.

· Metal panels or shingles. Metal roofing lasts long, is lightweight, excels with drainage, and is sufficient against high winds or sun damage. The downsides include a noisier option than others, as well as a steeper price tag.

· Slate shingles. The longest lasting roofing material has plenty of advantages but is one of the most expensive options. Since slate is waterproof it is an excellent preventor of mold and fungus growth, tying into the fact that it is a favorable option for wet climates.

· Wood shingles. A popular choice for luxurious homes—wood roofing is attractive, yet very expensive. Wood roofing requires consistent maintenance and are known to not last as long as other material options. A dry climate would work best as damp conditions lead to a shorter lifespan.


If you’ve weighed the pros and cons of each option and still have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 484-380-5545. Visit our website at www.jenackconstruction.com to fill out a contact form or to learn more information about our company and offered services. All of our work comes with a 3-year workmanship guarantee, and 100% satisfaction from the homeowner!

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