9 Different Types Of Roofing Materials

In the past there were very few roofing materials to choose from when working with a roofing contractor. When you’re working with a roofing contractor today, you’ll be presented with a range of alternatives to traditional asphalt shingles. Here are some of the most interesting alternative types of roofing materials that you could choose instead of shingles.

Solar Tiles

Although it is still relatively new technology, solar collection tiles resemble the look of regular asphalt shingles but they work in the same way as a traditional solar panel. These types of shingles could offset costs and eventually lead to the best solar option for modern homes.

Architectural Asphalt Shingles

These types of asphalt shingles are an upgraded version of a traditional shingle. They are much larger and they can adhere to a roof in a better format. Architectural asphalt shingles are often considered a better option because they have a lifespan of up to 50 years when compared to traditional asphalt shingles and their lifespan of 10 to 20 years.

Stone Coated Steel

Rather than traditional steel roofing materials, interlocking stone coated steel can resist damage caused by heavy rains and extreme winds. This material is an extremely economical choice and is the perfect look for somebody that wants a stone roof at an inexpensive price.

Rubber Slate

If you’ve been considering a slate roofing solution, rubber slate may be a better option for a natural look. Rubber slate resembles the look of slate found on Victorian homes only the roofing materials are easy to work with and can be cut with a knife. Roofing professionals trained to install rubber slate can offer affordable solutions in the look of slate.

Contact us today to find out more about the best types of alternative roofing materials that we install.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Largo Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

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