Types of Roofs for Houses

types of roofs for houses

Many different materials can be used for a roof. The material that works best for your house will depend on a variety of factors including, the climate, your budget, the style of house, and your personal preference. When it’s time to have your roof replaced, call Crown Remodeling in Maryland for a free roofing consultation.

Crown Remodeling is your premier roof repair and installation expert for all types of roofs for houses.

Asphalt Shingle

asphalt shingle roof

An example of an asphalt shingle roof

Asphalt shingle roofs are the single most common roofing material used in American homes. This type of roofing material is readily available and is suitable for almost all climates. Asphalt shingle roofs are affordable and resilient to all kinds of weather conditions. They can be repaired at low cost since any single asphalt shingle can be removed and replaced with a new one without replacing the entire roof. Asphalt shingle roofs are highly adaptable to any roof style since they can be cut to fit irregular corners.


slate roof

An example of a slate roof

Slate roofs add a level of style and luxury, which is why this material is especially desirable to high-end homeowners in Maryland. Also, the dark color of slate makes it a solid choice for cooler climates like Maryland. Slate roofs provide durability that far outlasts other roofing materials. This material is non-leaching, which ensures that they can last over a hundred years. Slate is considered a green resource, and slate roofs are ideal for homeowners who want an eco-friendly home. Slate roofing material is on the more expensive side, but this is a quality investment worth considering.


Metal roofs include materials like copper and aluminum. Metal roofs are extremely versatile, and the available colors and finishes available are surprisingly abundant. Metal roofing materials are sustainable and considered an eco-friendly option for environmentally-minded homeowners. In many cases, recycled materials are one of the components of the metal used to make metal roofing. One of the biggest advantages that metal roofs offer is their ability to provide high insulation value to the home. Metal roofs last much longer than other options and are more durable against the ravages of weather. They resist mold and mildew growth due to their inherent antibacterial makeup, so are especially recommended for homes in woodsy areas, where a combination of dark and damp may prevail.

Clay Tiles (Terracotta)

clay tiles roof

An example of a roof with clay tiles

While Crown Remodeling doesn’t work with Terracotta roofs, we’d like to share some information about them nonetheless… Clay or cement tiles (a.k.a. Terracotta) are commonly used on Spanish-style homes. They are very durable as a roofing material and can reflect over 50% of the sun’s UV light, which makes them ideal for warm climates. However, many Maryland homeowners with houses that get a lot of sun will appreciate the insulation value that clay tiles offer. Clay (Terracotta) and cement tiles are available in a multitude of colors, shapes, and textures, so they can be made to complement almost any home’s style. Clay(Terracotta) and cement tiles are highly sustainable as a material, making this a suitable choice for eco-friendly homeowners.

As you can see, when it comes to replacing your roof, you have many options to choose from. Since the roof takes up so much space and is highly noticeable to passersby, it does pay to give attention to your roofing material. For more information about replacing your roof in Maryland, contact the experts at Crown Remodeling.

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