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Top 5 Types Of Roofing

5 Roofing Types For Your Property

Top 5 Types Of Roofing

As a property owner, choosing the right type of roofing material for your property is a huge decision. There is so much involved with having your roofing replaced, such as finding a contractor and more importantly, choosing a material for your roofing. This is done through research, which sounds easier than it is!

Researching different roofing materials and material types is the most difficult part of the process. With different websites giving different advice, finding some real, structured help can be quite the challenge.

Within this article, we have written our Top 5 Types Of Roofing with information about each one. We have provided some Frequently Asked Questions about roofing, roof repair, roof replacement and roof installation too, meaning you can decide which roofing type and material is right for you.

TDH Contracting has worked in both Residential & Commercial Roofing for over 25 years. Through our experience, we have worked with hundreds of properties across Waterloo and the surrounding area, repairing damage, providing emergency roofing and providing new installations.

Top 5 Types Of Roofing

Below, you can find out more about our Top 5 Types Of Roofing, which is a list that we have created through our experience. With hundreds of roofing materials and types available, knowing about the top 5 types will help you with making a decision. If you have any questions about these roofing options or roofing in general, speak to our team.

Each roofing material comes in a range of types too. This includes Pitched Roofing, Flat Roofing and more. You can book a Free Roof Quote to discuss more about your roofing options.

Take a look below at our list of 5 roofing types and see which one suits your needs as a property owner.

1) Asphalt Shingle Roofing

The most common type of roofing on properties across the USA today is Asphalt Shingle Roofing. The reason for Asphalt Shingle being so popular is because of its affordability, while also looking great on a variety of properties. Asphalt Shingle Roofing is most commonly seen in Residential Properties, with multiple options of Asphalt Shingle Roofing being available.

When looking into having Asphalt Roofing installed on your property, you should know that there are three main types of Asphalt Roofing. These roofing types include 3-tab, Architectural, and Luxury. 3-Tab used to be the most popular form of Asphalt Roofing, however, in recent years, Architectural Asphalt has become much more popular, being featured on the majority of properties.

Affordable ✅
Various Options To Choose From ✅
Aesthetically Pleasing ✅

Luxury Shingles are also available as an option for your property. These shingles can improve the look of your property but at an increased cost.

To find out more about Asphalt Shingle Roofing, you can speak to our team who can provide more information.

2) Standing Seam Roofing

Standing Seam Roofing is a metal roofing system that involves a series of metal panels that lock together at the seams. The interlocking of the metal panels allows for the material to expand and contract when the metal heats up. This type of roofing is great for warmer weather while offering great protection features.

Standing Seam Metal Roofing is not as common as Asphalt Roofing however it is becoming more and more popular in the roofing industry. Property Owners are beginning to adapt to other types of material with metal being one of them. Standing Seam Roofing is typically more expensive than asphalt shingle roofing.

Increased Protection ✅
Durable ✅
Various Options To Choose From ✅

Standing Seam Roofing or more specifically, Metal Roofing is a versatile material. While we do offer it as a full installation, you can add standing seam roof accents to your existing roofing such as covered porch, facets, and more.

To find out more about Standing Seam Roofing, speak to our team who can provide more information.

Another common type of roofing on properties across the USA is Slate Roofing. Slate Roofing is made up of individual slate tiles that are installed alongside a piece of material to create the overlapping, tiled effect. Slate Roofing offers thousands of different styles, colors, and shapes to suit your property. This type of roofing was once the most common type of roofing, before asphalt shingles.

Slate Roofing is made up of Slate, which is a natural material that has the potential to last over 100 years. Slate Roofing is a premium roofing system, with both Residential and Commercial Properties choosing to have slate installed.

Made Of Natural Resources ✅
Various Options To Choose From ✅
Long-Lasting ✅

The slate is mined from natural resources and cut into square tiles. The best quality slate comes from Italy directly to our suppliers in the USA. The slate tiles have to be installed one at a time, unlike other roofing materials which can be installed in sections.

To find out more about Slate Roofing and what Slate Roofing has to offer, you can speak to our team here at TDH Contracting.

4) Metal Roofing

While Standing Seam Roofing consists of Metal, you can also get other forms of Metal Roofing for your property. The forms of Metal Roofing include Metal Flat Roofing, Metal Shingles, Metal Interlocking Panels, and Standing Seam Metal Roofing. The roofing you use on your property depends on the result you are looking for and your budget.

Using Metal Roofing on your property comes with one significant benefit. That benefit is the Durability and Protection that Metal Roofing can offer. Metal is a much stronger material compared to the other types of Roofing. This means that Metal Roofing can withhold wind, heat, rain, snow, and even fire without becoming damaged.

Strong Material ✅
Extremely Durable ✅
Increase Property Value ✅

Also, having Metal Roofing installed on your property can increase the value of your property. This is again due to the protection and durability that Metal Roofing offers. As it doesn’t become damaged as easily, it’s cheaper to maintain.

To find out more about Metal Roofing and how it could improve your property, you can speak to our team.

Another form of roofing alongside Asphalt, Slate, and Metal is Composite Shingle Roofing. Composite Shingle Roofing is made up of recycled materials such as rubber and plastic, meaning that they are often much cheaper than Slate Shingles. They are also long-lasting and durable, meaning that your property remains safer for longer.

Using Composite Shingles on your property means that you can save money with a new installation or replacement. This is due to the material being synthetic and not a natural resource. If your roofing becomes damaged, repairing the damage will also be much cheaper.

Eco-Friendly ✅
Cheaper Than Other Materials ✅
Long-Lasting ✅

The main benefit of Composite Shingle Roofing is the fact that they look the same as slate roofing. If not, better on some properties, meaning that your property can replicate the slate look without the slate cost.

To find out more about Composite Shingle Roofing, speak to our team who can provide more information.

Which Of The Top 5 Types Of Roofing Should You Choose?

Choosing the right type of roofing for your property is important. If you don’t choose the right type of roofing, your property might not look as you expect. Above, you can find information about our Top 5 Types Of Roofing and what each type of roofing has to offer to your property. You can also speak to our team to find out more about each type of roofing.

The decision of which type you choose is ultimately down to a couple of things. One is your available budget. Some of the roofing options above are more expensive than others, with some types of roofing having premium and budget options available depending on what you need. Secondly, the level of protection you require is critical. If your property is located in an area with more difficult weather, you may require stronger roofing materials.

To find out more about the roofing options available, you can speak to your local contractor such as TDH Contracting.