Thinking about what shingles you want for your roof? At HouseTop Roofing Company in Raleigh, NC, we deal with shingles every single day. What a lot of people don’t understand, is how intricate roofing can be. Roofing is made up of multiple parts to provide your home structure and protect you from the elements. That being said, we know that it can be very overwhelming picking out the right roofing material for your house. With that in mind, here’s a quick guide to the pros and cons of different types of shingles.

Asphalt

PROS:

  • common
  • inexpensive
  • easy installation

CONS:

  • poor for insulation
  • short lifespan (15-30 Years)
  • it’s not environmentally sustainable

Wood

PROS:

  • Natural Aesthetic
  • Stylish
  • Can last 15-30 Years with proper maintenance

CONS:

  • More expensive than asphalt
  • Poor fire rating
  • Can split, crack, and mold–It’s high maintenance and you may have to replace it often
  • Only fits certain styles of homes.

Metal

PROS:

  • Available in multiple types of metals for various styles
  • Very Environmentally friendly
  • Very durable
  • Long Lasting (about 50 years)
  • Weather Resistant
  • Light

CONS:

  • Can be expensive depending on the metal you choose
  • Only fits certain home styles

Fiber Cement

PROS:

  • Strong
  • Flame Resistant
  • Light
  • Fits Any Home’s Style

CONS:

  • Delicate (Can crack in the cold)
  • Industrial Look
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Can only last 20-30 Years

Clay Tiles

PROS:

  • Durable
  • Non-Combustible
  • The most environmentally sustainable option
  • Beautiful
  • Can last over 50 years

CONS:

  • Only fits certain home styles
  • Heavy
  • Pricey cashpoint

Slate

PROS:

  • Beautiful
  • Can last over 100 years
  • Easily Repaired
  • Environmentally sustainable

CONS:

  • Heavy
  • Expensive
  • Not ideal for homes in areas that experience high temperatures in the summer

Ready to Call?

If you’re thinking of hiring roofers from a roofing company in Raleigh, NC, don’t hesitate to talk to us at House Top Roofing. With free and accurate estimates and written guarantees for all workmanship, it’s no wonder that Housetop Roofing is North Carolina’s favorite home improvement company. We offer a full complement of top quality home improvement services with guaranteed craftsmanship second to none.

Housetop Roofing President Robert Williams has over 30 years of experience in roofing and home improvement services. Born and raised in Wake Forest, he’s also got a lifetime of old-fashioned North Carolina values under his tool belt. If you want your next home improvement or roofing project to be a quality custom job done by some neighborly folks who you can trust, call Housetop Roofing and Home Improvements. Let us show you why we’re the best, most trustworthy home improvement outfit in North Carolina. If you’re ready to get started, contact us today!