Roofing: Residential

Asphalt shingle

These are the most popular product in the U.S. residential roofing market. They're good for extreme temperatures, lower budgets and ease of maintenance.

  • Price Range: Low to mid
  • Longevity: 20 to 25 yrs (3-tab), 30 yrs to Lifetime (laminated)

Metal roof

Metal roofs have a wide range of prices as well as aesthetic. Metal roofs offer good durability. They are common in high snowfall areas, in cities with smog problems and on commercial buildings.

  • Price Range: mid to high
  • Longevity: Lifetime

Slate roof

Slate is a premium roofing system known for its distinctive beauty, longevity and durability.

  • Price Range: high
  • Longevity: 20 yrs to Lifetime (not including underlayment)

Tile roof

Tile is a premium and durable, but fairly expensive, roofing material. "Mission-style" and "Spanish" round-topped tiles are the most popular, but flat styles also are available to create French and English looks. Tile is available in a variety of colors and finishes.

  • Price Range: high
  • Longevity: Lifetime (not including underlayment)

Wood shake/wood shingle

Wood roofing products are selected for their naturalistic appearance.

  • Price Range: mid to high
  • Longevity: 30 to 50yrs