There are many ways to categorize residential roofing systems, one such way being to set up categories based on the materials used for building the roof. Here are the most common roofing materials used on residential roofs:
- Asphalt shingles – by far the most common roofing material across the nation, asphalt shingles are popular for their durability, low costs, low maintenance needs and attractive appearance. Asphalt shingles come in many quality classes, styles and designed, but even the products in the highest quality classes are affordable and installed by all Dallas Texas roofers;
- Metal – made from various alloys and available in large panels as well as in shingle or tile form, metal roofing materials are durable, easy to install, easy to maintain and resistant to the elements. If used in very hot or very cold regions, roof insulation is recommended – it helps not only with energy-efficiency, but with the noise caused by the rain as well;
- Clay and concrete tiles – these materials are not cheap, but they can last for up to a century and they confer any building a unique, classic elegance. Clay and concrete tiles are quite heavy, therefore they can be used only on buildings that can support the weight of a heavier roofing system.