Welcome back to our blog page here at Superior Touch Roofing & Contracting Inc.. We offer services in residential roofing, carpentry, siding, gutters, windows, and so much more! We’ve been serving the greater NYC area for over 40 years and we absolutely love what we do. And though the temperatures have been colder lately, we are definitely staying busy and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

In our previous two parts of this blog series, we discussed the important reasons for hiring a professional to complete your roofing needs. There is definitely no shortage of legitimate reasons to hire your roofing job out and we hope that if you didn’t see that before, you do know. In this final portion of our blog series, we’re going to look at the different kinds of materials that your professional roofing team might use for your Brooklyn roof. Keep reading below to learn more!

What Kind of Materials Will My Pro Roofing Team Use

There are all kinds of materials that roofers use when they’re performing installations here in Brooklyn. Of course, because we are exposed to plenty of snow, rain, and wind, the weather always plays a part in a region’s most common roofing materials. The average roof in New Mexico and Hawaii differs greatly from what our roofs need to be installed here in New York. We have different weather, therefore, we have different needs. That being said, let’s take a look at some of the most common roofing materials that are used here.

Asphalt Shingles

In the United States and more specifically, here in Brooklyn, one of the most common kinds of materials used on our roofs are asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are fairly inexpensive, reasonably durable, and long-lasting; the average shingles made of asphalt last anywhere from 20 to 40 years and are extremely simple to repair. In addition to all of these perks, asphalt shingles are available in a variety of colors and are perfect for almost any degree of pitch, so your house can be just as distinctive as you and your family are.

Wood Shakes

Though using this roofing material can be a little bit more tricky to install and are slightly more expensive, wood shakes can create a gorgeous look on your home. Though this particular kind of roof covering is much more difficult to maintain and repair, it can be implemented in a number of different roof types and pitches. Wood shakes are usually made of cedar to avoid any rotting that might have occurred with another type of wood. Wooden shakes may be slightly more high-maintenance than other types of roofing materials, they are fairly long-lasting and will give your home a unique look.

Metal Roofing

Roofs that are made of metal slats are much more expensive than those made with asphalt shingles, however, they are much more durable in extreme weather conditions, are more resilient to fire and wind, and are incredibly long-lasting. To install a metal roof, a number of different kinds of metal can be used including steel, copper, aluminum, and zinc. Metal roofing can be installed using slats or shingles and will work for roofs that are steep or low pitched. Metal roofs might be more expensive than most other types, but it’s probably going to be more cost-effective for your Brooklyn home.

Concrete or Clay Tiles

If you’re wanting to give your home a nice Spanish or Italian style, this might be the perfect roof for you. Concrete or clay tiles are not especially common in our area, however, we do see them on occasion. Despite clay being extremely fragile when dropped, these tiles, once installed on your roof, can be extremely durable, long-lasting, and pleasing to the eye. These tiles are beautiful but can be fragile in certain weather conditions and are more expensive than other roofing materials. Make sure that if you’re considering concrete or clay, you discuss your reasoning with your roofing expert and make sure to listen to his logic and opinions.

Though these are only a few of the many options available to you, you’ll have to choose the best roofing material for your home based on your budget, location, weather, and patience for repairs. If you have questions, ask your Brooklyn roofing contractor to learn about more pros and cons of each roofing material.

Contact the Experts

There are so many reasons why hiring professional roofers just makes sense. Here in Brooklyn, there are plenty of roofing companies that will try to convince you that they’ll do an adequate job, but if they’re not licensed, insured, reputable, and if they don’t have 40 years of roofing success stories, you probably shouldn’t waste your time on them. Superior Touch Roofing & Contracting Inc. is going to be your best option when it comes to roof repair and roof replacement. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more!