Are you contemplating a residential roof replacement?

Oct 25, 2011 | shingles

Are you contemplating a residential roof replacement?

An overview of the exterior material options for your residential roof replacement

Home owners typically only consider a residential roof replacement when their current roof is damaged beyond repair, and the best option for ensuring that the roof continues to provide protection for their house and the possessions it contains comes in the form of an entirely new roof. However, there are cases where home owners simply are looking for a new look for their home, and choose to replace it based on aesthetic preferences. Whatever the reason for your residential roof replacement, it is important that you understand the options that are available as far as the exterior material components that will make-up your new roof! In today’s post we’ll look at some of the most common residential roofing materials, noting some of the pros and cons of each.

Composition Asphalt Shingles

residential roof replacement asphalt

This is the single most common residential roofing material on the market. A trademark of composition asphalt shingles is their versatility, as they can be used on essentially any type of house from contemporaneity to historic. Some of the advantages that homeowners will find if they chose to replace their roof with composition asphalt shingles include affordability, wide variety when it comes to colors, sizes, and manufactures, versatility, ease of repairs, and fire resistence. The cons of using composition asphalt shingles are that they have a relatively short life-span as compared to other roofing materials (15-30 years), scar easily in hot temperatures, susceptible to mildew and moss, and aren’t especially environmentally friendly (although this is being reversed with efforts to recycle asphalt shingles, which was discussed in a previous post).



Tile (concrete or clay)

residential roof replacement tile

Tile roofs are popular in residential areas where the house styles have a more Mediterranean or European feel. The advantages of this type of roof include their unique look, easy maintenance, variety of colors and styles, intense durability, and they are fire proof. The downsides are that they are very pricey, heavy, can only be used on modern buildings due to weight and structural prohibitions, and they are quite fragile when it comes to walking on them for repairs.

Whether you are in the market for a simple and straight-forward roof or something a little more flashy, Integrity Roofing and Painting has the supplies, service, and expertise to ensure the best possible residential roof replacement for your needs.