Types of Residential Roofing For Installing A New Roof For Your Sacramento Home
When it comes to choosing the right type of roof for your home, you have so many options to choose from. It might seem quite daunting, at first, to know what type of roofing system to install, especially if you are a new homeowner. Ultimately, the type of roof you opt for will depend on a number of factors including costs, your design and style preferences as well as the ability of the roofing material to withstand weather conditions and natural elements in your area.
Here at Bob Jahn’s Roofing, our goal is to guide you through the entire roof installation process, making it as seamless as possible, from helping you pick the right roof material for your needs to provide top-rate, professional installation and maintenance services.
To help you in making a decision on what roof type you should use for your home, below is a breakdown of the various roof shingle types to consider:
Asphalt Roof Shingles
Asphalt roof shingles are the most commonly used shingles in residential buildings. Compared to other types of shingles, installation costs for asphalt shingles are relatively affordable. These shingles are durable and reliable, with an average lifespan of about 20 years. Also, the process of replacing a damaged or missing asphalt shingle is pretty straightforward and easy to do. One downside to these shingles is that they are not as resilient to strong wind impact. They are also susceptible to mildew and mold.
There are a variety of asphalt roof shingles on the market, the most common being the three-tab asphalt. Although cheaper than other asphalt shingles like fiberglass and architectural style asphalt shingles, they are less durable and wear out quicker. Architectural shingles are three-dimensional in appearance while three-tab asphalt offers a flat look.
Metal Roof Shingles
Metal roofs have not been around as long as asphalt roofing systems; they are extremely durable and can last up to 100 years. They are also eco-friendly and relatively lightweight compared to asphalt roofs. Metal roofs are typically made from zinc, copper, steel, aluminum or copper, and can typically mimic other types of roofing in appearance. They do have some cons: metal roof shingles are expensive, relatively hard to install and are quite heavy, putting pressure on the underlying roof structure.
Slate roof shingles are a high-end roofing option and a big investment that significantly boosts your home’s resale value. They enhance the beauty of any home and come in a variety of thicknesses and sizes to meet your individual design preferences. These shingles are fire and rot-resistant. However, despite their many advantages, installing slate roof shingles is not as straightforward as installing asphalt shingles. They are also heavy, in terms of weight, and the most expensive roofing option available. Not to mention, they are also expensive to repair.
Wood shake roofs have a rustic look, which gives character to any home they are featured on. They are made from the logs of trees, usually, cedar, which is split into sections known as shakes. With proper maintenance, these roofs can last longer than asphalt shingle roofs, up to 40 years in some cases. They are surprisingly able to withstand extreme weather conditions. However, they do require a lot of upkeep; they are also flammable and quite expensive.
Wood shingles and wood shakes are often used interchangeably, but in fact, they are different. Wood shingles have a more finished appearance – neat, trimmed, and smooth – than wood shakes. This is due to their different manufacturing processes: wood shingles are machine cut with defined, precise edges while shakes are hand split and have a deeper texture; shingles are less expensive than shakes. Wood shingled roofs are aesthetically pleasing to look at, giving a natural wood effect that enhances the look of homes.
Rubber shingles require minimal maintenance and are easy to install. They are also durable and last between 15 to 20 years. They are relatively affordable, although they are slightly more expensive than asphalt shingles.
There are three main types of rubber roofs: TPO, EPDM, and PVC. Each has its pros and cons. While TPO saves on energy bills due to its UV-rays reflective property, EPDM roofs last longer, boasting a lifespan of between 40 to 60 years. Both PVC and TPO roofs are typically less expensive than EPDM.
Need Help Deciding What Type of Roof To Install In Your Home?
If you need help deciding what type of roof you should install on your home, look no further than Bob Jahn’s Roofing. We would be happy to assist you in choosing and installing the perfect roof for your residential (or commercial) property. Our team of roofing specialists delivers top-quality roofing solutions to homeowners in Sacramento, Roseville, Loomis, Rocklin, Lincoln, and beyond. For more information on the services we offer, give us a call today!