Different Types of Roofing Materials
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Whether you are installing a new roof on a new house or replacing an older roof that is no longer doing its job, 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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Contact us today for your free roofing cost estimate. We provide quality roof replacement and installation in Bowie, Glen Burnie, Lanham, and the surrounding areas of Maryland!
Asphalt & asphalt fiberglass shingles
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 tear 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 50 years.
Wood shingles & shakes
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’re sawed. A wood roof is expensive and requires extra skill to install. That’s why most people avoid installing this type of roof unless they’re dealing with a historic house.
Most roofing slate used in the U.S. comes from slate deposits in Vermont and Pennsylvania.
Expensive to manufacture and tricky to install, this “stone” roof is among the most expensive available. When properly installed and maintained, a slate roof can last for 75 years or more.
Choose the right roofing contractor and schedule your free roofing cost estimate
Integrity Home Pro is a full-service roofing contractor, specializing in everything from new roof installations to total roof replacements. It doesn’t matter what type of roofing system we are working with, we always ensure quality workmanship, excellent customer service and a long-lasting, durable roof over your head.
Our roofers work throughout the Central Maryland area, including Lanham, Glen Burnie, Bowie, Columbia, Annapolis, Crofton, Pasadena, Rockville, Temple Hills, Clinton, and many parts of Maryland. Call us at 1-301-329-6269 today to schedule a free roofing cost estimate.