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You probably already know that asbestos shingles and slate tiles are the most popular roofing materials preferred by homeowners and roofing professionals in the United States. But there are others that you might want to learn about – especially if you are considering a new roof.

Other roofing types

These other roofing types include:

  • Metal Roofing
  • Flat Roof System
  • Wood Shakes

You can research each to compare benefits and costs. If you have trouble deciding, any local roofing professional can help you with this.

Metal Roofing

In the types of roof to consider is a metal roof. Metal roofs also have been around for years especially in industrial and commercial roofing. But this material has increasingly become more viable as an option for roofing for homeowners. This is mainly due to the fact that metal roofing systems are very low maintenance, as well as lightweight, versatile in design and style and is a roofing material that is environmentally friendly. They can also be made in almost any color that is wanted and can be designed in many styles including:

  • Shingles
  • Panels
  • Sheets
  • As well as tiles

Advantages and disadvantages

Metal roofing often cost more to install, but they last for an awfully long time, resists wear from weather and can increase the appeal as well as the value of your home. But, installation can be a bit tricky when large panels or sheets are used, and not all roofing professionals have experience with installations of metal roofing systems.

Flat roof system

These types of roofs are usually less expensive to install and most homeowners like the safety of a flat roofing surface. They are also easy to access and, in most settings, have a look that is very appealing. Many homeowners with homes such as ranch houses from the mid-century love roofs that are flat since they add a certain charm to the home. Flat roofs are commonly used in commercial properties and currently, they are not that common in residential homes. This is large because they do require a lot of maintenance, especially if the building is located in an area that gets lots of snow, rain, or high-temperature ranges. They also need to be replaced every 15 years. So, in most cases, it is not recommended for residential use.