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Types and Class of Roofing Material

Whether you are replacing, upgrading or installing a new roof, it is important to understand the type and class of material used.

1. Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials, however, they are not as durable as other materials available today and because they are made from petroleum with fiberglass layering, they are not recyclable or eco-friendly.

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2. Cedar Wood Shingles

Cedarwood shingles are the best cost-saving option. Cedarwood shingles are made from real natural wood, perfect for Victorian or Colonial-type homes. Besides their durability from extreme weather conditions, cedarwood shingles are energy-efficient and can provide insulation twice that of asphalt shingles.

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3. Clay/Concrete Tiles

Clay/concrete roofing tiles offer elegance, long-lasting aesthetics, agility, increased strength and protection to homeowners. These versatile tiles come in shingles, shakes, and slates and are available in several hues, shapes, textures, and styles.

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4. Fiber Cement

Fiber-cement roofing is a combination of clay, concrete, and wood fiber. Appearing similar to shakes, fiber-cement material is strong and fire-resistant. When installed, they do not require heavy roof supporting structures because they are not as heavy as concrete tile. Fiber cement is available in a variety of colors and textures.

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5. Metal Roofing

The ultimate care-free and maintenance-free roofing material with a lifespan of 5 decades or more. Metal roofing is becoming increasingly popular among residential properties in the United States due to its practicality, durability and strength.

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6. Slate

Slate roofing is a stunner, usually seen on century old European structures. Slate is a stunner because of its distinctive appearance. Though heavy, it is non-leaching and may last for hundreds of years.     

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7. Synthetic-Composite Shingles

Synthetic composite roofing shingles or tiles are made from a mixture of several commonly used materials including asphalt, fiberglass, clay, and recycled paper products. Synthetic composite roofing shingles or tiles are the modern-day roofing material. 

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8. Tile Roofing

Tile roofing is the time-tested roofing material. From ancient times until present, tile roofs have provided elegance, class, and prestige. There are four types of tile roofs namely traditional clay tiles, slate tiles, concrete tiles, and fiber-cement tiles with materials available in a wide range of colors, textures, and styles.

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9. Wood Roofing

Wood roofing, available in shingles and shakes, is generally made from cedar because of its resistance to rot and insects. Shingles are smooth and cut by machines, while wooden shakes are handmade and rougher. 

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