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Best Roofing Materials For Residential Homes

A beautiful home begins with a robust roof over your head. Choosing the correct roof for your home can be overwhelming. With a seemingly endless list of options, you need to feel safe and comfortable knowing that an experienced roofing contractor can take care of all the roofing details of your home.

Popular Residential Roofing Materials

Asphalt shingles and wooden shingles & shakes are two of the most popular roofing materials. They can help protect your home against the elements.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular and affordable residential roofing material in the United States. They are lightweight, easy to handle, resist tearing, and the installation process of asphalt roofing does not take much time. Asphalt Shingles are known for maintaining the original appearance even after being reinforced with fiberglass or cellulose.

The benefits of installing asphalt roof include; variety, versatility, safety, and affordability.

Variety – You will be lost for choice when it comes to selecting from the ton of different style asphalt has to offer. There is a color for every home theme, and with a variety of prices, you definitely will find something that works best for you.

Versatility - The beauty of Asphalt shingles is that they can work well with many architectural styles. You do not need any specialized accessories to install asphalt shingles on residential homes with steep-sloped roofs or those with chimneys and vents.

Safety – Asphalt shingles have Class A fire protection. That gives you time to vacate your home with minimal damage in the event of a fire break out. They are also tear-resistant and can withstand a massive storm.

Affordability – They are the most affordable of all roofing types. With a variety of quality and prices to choose from, asphalt shingles are durable and give you value for your money. They can withstand most weather types that save you on roof repairs and generally last between 20 to 25 years.

Wooden Shingles & Shakes

Wooden shingles and shakes are great for residential roofing. To the ordinary eye, you may not easily distinguish the difference between a shake and a shingle roof. Wooden shingles are machine-cut, are smother and produce a more uniform appearance on the entire roof. Wooden shakes have a rough side, are thicker and more expensive compared to the wood shingles.

Wooden shingles are best known for beauty, durability, and for keeping the interior warm.

Beauty – This type of roofing gives your home a natural rustic or beautiful sleek design look that makes your home stand out. It blends well with the natural scenery around your home and gives your home a unique look.

Durability - Wooden shingles and shakes are treated and have a Class A fire rating and can last 5 to 10 years longer than asphalt. They contain natural oils that make them resistant to both termites and moisture. Though wooden shingles do not require regular replacements, the repair costs are considerably higher than other roofing types.

Warmth - The overlapping and bulky stacked wood shingles retain heat in the interior, keeping your home warmer during the cold season.


No one roof fits all, and there are several factors to consider when selecting residential roofing material, such as the weather conditions of your geographical location, which may include snow load and storms. Before choosing your residential roofing material, ensure that it is compliant with the roofing regulations in your area; some states will not allow specific roofing material for residences. So, if you have more questions on the same visit for assistance.

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Blue Springs Missouri 64014


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