3 Common Roofing Materials at a Glance

The Materials You Will Need to Provide before you Book a Roofing Installation Service


If you are about to book a roof installation service, you will most probably need to be introduced to the basic materials you will have to choose from when you visit a local store for construction materials. The roofing installation service team of our company has prepared a short list of the basic roof shingle types and their characteristics. We hope that we will manage to help you make up your mind quickly!

  1. Couple of workers, doing roofing installation serviceAsphalt shingles. We have decided to start with the most popular choice — asphalt. It is not a surprise that this is still the most preferred material because it is the cheapest option available on the market. Unfortunately it is the least durable and environmentally friendly one. The average life expectancy of a shingled roof is between 15 and 30 years.

  2. Wooden shingles are the next best budget-friendly option you have. Their greatest benefits are the insulation qualities they possess. Their long lasting natural look will not only protect you from the elements but will also help you keep a balanced temperature in your home both in the summer and in the winter. They have a few disadvantages as well. As you can guess, they are a great fire hazard.  They need maintenance almost every year, and in addition to this, they can cost a fortune to install as the process is quite complicated.

  3. Metal shingles. These, unlike the wooden ones, are fire resistant. This is actually their biggest advantage. What’s also good about metal is that it requires low maintenance, mainly periodic painting. They are low weight, which makes them perfect for homes which are not well constructed and solid. The metal roofing installation service for this material, on the other hand, is quite costly, so they may not be the best option if you are on a tight budget.

If you are still not sure which roofing materials will suit you best, contact the roofing installation service provider JC Roofing & Siding.

Our specialists are based in Flushing, NY and can be easily reached at (718) 261-1891.