When considering replacing your roof on your Oregon home, there are many things to consider including both the residential roofing company and the type of roofing materials for your new roof. Both of these components play a big part in protecting your home from the elements, so it is important to explore your material options while taking into what type of roofing company you would like to perform your work.
At IronHead Roofing, we are the fastest growing roofing company in Oregon — but don’t let our growth be your main focus. As a veteran-owned business, we take pride in providing home and business owners with the highest quality of roofing materials paired with craftsmanship that cannot be beaten. Along with our customer satisfaction, IronHead Roofing has received notable awards and certifications including IKO Certified Roofing Contract, CertainTeed certified, GAF Master Select Roofing Contractor, and Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor.
Our mission is to not only provide you with the highest quality of roofing repairs, replacements, and thorough inspections but also to give owners peace of mind through our expertise. In today’s post, we will explore the four most popular types of roofing materials today’s Oregon homeowners are choosing for their residential properties. Keep reading to learn more and contact IronHead Roofing for more information, including a free residential roofing quote!
The most common residential roofing material is asphalt shingles. This material is most likely what your old roofing shingles are, but today’s market offers three variations: 3-tab, architectural, and luxury.
The 3-tab asphalt shingles have long been a part of the residential roofing industry, but are slowly being phased out due to the creation of architectural asphalt shingles which are more affordable. However, if you are looking to elevate your Oregon home, luxury asphalt shingles are becoming more popular due to offering different styles and looks than traditional asphalt shingles. Architectural shingles create a random pattern, giving roofs more dimension as well as a look that resembles a wood-shake roof. Luxury asphalt shingles, on the other hand, are larger and thicker, giving the appearance of slate tiles with added durability.
Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is becoming quite popular in recent years. Standing seam metal roofing systems are a mixture of metal panels that interlock together at the seams or mechanically seamed, letting your roof expand and contract freely with the thermal temperature variations. These systems are low maintenance, while also providing long-lasting protection from the elements and are often seen in residential roofing on a covered porch, dormers, flat roof facets, and more.
When considering materials for your residential roofing replacement, composite shingles are also a new material increasing in popularity with homeowners due to their resemblance to cedar shake shingles or slate tiles. Composite shingles, or synthetic roofing shingles, are made of recycled materials such as plastics, rubber, or an engineered polymer. Manufacturers mold this material to look exactly like cedar shake shingles or slate tiles but also have added durability to help them stand up to the elements, protecting your investment.
Cedar Shake Shingles
If you are looking for a premium roofing material with a specific aesthetic for your Oregon home, cedar shake shingles are the way to go! These shingles are made out of natural cedar wood and either hand-split or sawed into a tapered thickness for a smoother look. If you are considering this type of material for your roof, it is important to talk with your roofing contractors to determine if this is a good material for your climate and needs. As a natural wood product, these shingles are prone to losing their color, rotting, cracking, and curling as they age.
No matter which material you choose for your residential roofing project, these popular roofing materials are not only aesthetically pleasing, but are also durable. Not sure which is best for your home? Let our expert roofing contractors help you decide on a material that will not only fit your budget but also your needs. Contact our team at IronHead Roofing today for a free quote!