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If you are in need of a new roof for your home, you no doubt have been doing at least some preliminary research. While this is a good thing, you may be a little confused about the options available to you. You may also feel a bit lost in regards to the different types of roofing material that you can choose from. That is where we can come in and lend a helping hand! With decades of experience with all manner of residential roofing materials, the AZ Roofing team can help you get the new roof that is just right for your home. Here are some of the most common type of roofing material we use with our customers today:

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles have been used on roofs for over 100 years. Asphalt is very fire retardant, which makes them a great choice for roofing material. Currently, asphalt shingles are made from either fiberglass or another material and then covered in asphalt. Some shingles are covered with asphalt on one side only, while other shingles have asphalt on both sides. The shingle top is then coated with stone such as mica, schist or quartz. The back of the shingle has sand, mica or talc, which helps the shingles stick together on the roof.

Slate Shingles

Slate shingles may well be the answer you have been looking for if you need something a bit classier and more modern looking for your home’s roofing system. Slate is a stone that is from areas with a lot of clay or volcanic ash. Slate was very expensive when it was first used, and only lords and ladies could afford a slate roof. New ways of process slate have led to slate roofs becoming more economical as a roofing choice. Advantages of slate are its natural appearance, superior fire resistance, durability, and up to a 100 years lifespan. Slate as a roofing material is just plain gorgeous and has been used by architects for hundreds of years, because of its beauty. Slate is also impervious to a lot of weather disasters that spell trouble for other roofing materials. It naturally resists high winds, tons of rain and hail. In fact, slate roofs can resist damage from hail that is up to four inches in diameter. Slate is available in a variety of colors and styles, making it a great choice for a new roof installation upgrade.

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic roofing tiles have been around for centuries. In fact, some of the oldest societies in the world have used ceramic roofing tiles on their roofs as well as inside their homes. Ceramic roofing tiles give your home a cozy and comforting look and feel. It is also fireproof, weather resistant, and durable with a 50-75 year lifespan. Often, ceramic roofs are used in areas that experience temperature extremes and repeated days of intense sunshine. That’s because ceramic roofs can’t be damaged by the heat or by the cold. Also, ceramic roofs are easy to maintain.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs have been around for many years and have long been used in a commercial and industrial setting. However, this material is becoming increasingly viable as a roofing option for homeowners. Metal roofing systems are low maintenance, lightweight, very versatile in style and design, and are one of the most environmentally friendly roofing materials available. They can be made in any color needed and can also be designed in a multitude of styles including shingles, panels, sheets, and even tiles. Metal roofing may cost a bit more initially to install, but it lasts a long time, resists wear and tear from weather, and can greatly increase the value and appeal of your home in the long run.

Flat Roof System

Flat roofs are typically less expensive when it comes to installation and many homeowners like the added safety of a flat roofing surface. They are usually easy to access and in some settings, they do have a certain aesthetic appeal. Flat roofs are the most common type of roofing system used in commercial properties today, but they are not as common in the residential setting. This is largely due to the fact that they can require a good bit of maintenance, especially if you live in an area that gets a lot of rain, snow, or high-temperature ranges. Flat roofs are mostly flat- they have a slight slope to allow for water drainage. It is important to make sure the roof stays clear of leaves, limbs, and debris so that water and snow do not get trapped and accumulate on the roof. This type of roofing material has a lifespan of only about 15 years and then it will need to be replaced. In most cases, a flat roof is not recommended for residential application.
Contact the Roofing Experts Today If you have questions about the roofing material that is right for you and what options are right for your unique wants and needs, give us a call! Our team of roofing experts can help you make the right decision and can help you get your roofing system installed quickly and easily. Call today and ask us about our free consultation and get the new roof of your dreams with the roofing materials that are just right for your home.