What's The Best Roofing For My Home?
With the roof options available today, shopping
for a new roof can be a overwhelming task
Roofing questions often asked are;
How much does a new roof cost?
How long does a roof last?
What is the best type of roofing for my house?
Hopefully this information will help you in choosing the best roof type for your home
Three Tab Shingles
The least expensive roofing material used today are three tab shingles, also known as strip shingles. Three tab shingles have been installed on homes for over fifty years but are losing their popularity due to their short lifespan of fifteen to twenty years.
The most popular asphalt shingles installed today are; laminated shingles which are also referred to as dimensional shingles or architectural shingles. Laminated shingles are designed to have an appearance of natural roofing materials similar to slate shingles, cedar shingles or tile roofing. These type of shingles are heavier than three tab shingles and often will last thirty to forty years. Laminated shingles are two pieces of roofing material joined together. It’s important to follow the manufacture’s recommended nailing pattern to prevent shingle failure.
Premium shingles also known as luxury roofing shingles are the heaviest roofing shingles available. A properly installed premium shingle has the greatest wind resistance and offers the longest lifetime of all asphalt shingle roof materials.
Metal roofing products, including standing seamed, flat seamed and shingles. Metal roofing material options are aluminum, copper or steel.
The increasing popularity of metal roofing is because they are weather resistant, durable, lightweight, can reduce energy bills and will last for more than fifty years.
Aluminum roofing is slightly more expensive but is valued for aluminum's natural resistance to rust and oxidation. Steel roofing often has a protective coating applied to help prevent damage due to rusting.
Aluminum and steel roofing products are available in a wide range of colors.
Copper roofing is often installed to porch or bay roofs. The look of copper roofing changes as it matures from a new penny color to warm harvest hues with patina accents.
Wood Shakes and Shingles
Cedar is the most commonly used wood roofing material in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware area. Cedar roofing is a natural renewable resource. Only one hundred percent edge grain and one hundred percent heartwood cedar shingles should be chosen for your home. Over time cedar roofing will develop an attractive silver color.
Terra Cotta Tile
Terra cotta tile roofs are remarkably durable and weather resistant. Properly installed and maintained terra cotta tile roofs will last for many lifetimes. Terra cotta tiles are available in many styles and colors. Some of the most popular terra cotta roof tile styles in our area are; barrel tiles, Spanish tiles, book tiles and interlocking tiles.
With a lifespan of seventy to two hundred years, slate roofing is by far one of the most durable and attractive roofing material available. Slate’s longer lifespan reduces the need for replacement, which means less waste in our landfills. The demand for green roofs are greater than ever. Slate is 100% natural and recyclable.
Trust is the Key When Hiring a Roofing Contractor
Over the years shingle roof types, colors, and options have grown tremendously. We will be happy to make suggestions about colors, styles, and various other options that are available. We offer many options that will add to the beauty of your home. To see a complete line of our roofing material offerings, give us a call today at 800.798.2950.
At Excel Roofing, we strive to be the best roofing contractor that has built the trust of our entire community. Our reputation is our most important asset and we are proud to be one of the best roofing companies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Excel Roofing installs new roofs and performs roof repairs in the following areas
Abington Pa 19001 Ambler Pa 19002 Ardmore Pa 19003 Aston 19014 Blue Bell Pa 19422 19424 Broomall Pa 19008 Bryn Mawr Pa 19010 Bala Cynwyd Pa 19004 Berwyn Pa 19312 Chadds Ford Pa 19317 Chestnut Hill Pa 19118 Chester Springs Pa 19425 Clifton Heights 19018 Collegeville Pa 19426 19473 Conshohocken Pa 19428 Doylestown Pa 18901 18902 18933 Drexel Hill Pa 19026 East Falls Pa 19129 Elkins Park Pa 19027 Garnet Valley 19061 Germantown Pa 19144 Gladwyne Pa 19035 Glen Mills Pa 19342 Glenmore Pa 19343 Glenside Pa 19038 Glen Riddle Pa 19037 Harleysville Pa 19438 Hatboro 19040 Haverford Pa 19041 Havertown 19083 Horsham 19044 Huntingdon Valley Pa 19006 Jamison 18929 Jenkintown Pa 19046 Lima Pa 19037 Kennett Square Pa 19046 Lafayette Hill 19444 Landenberg Pa 19350 Lansdowne Pa 19050 Limerick 19468 Lower Makefield Twp Pa 19067 Malvern Pa 19355 Media Pa 19037 19063 19064 19065 19086 19091 Merion Station Pa 19066 Morrisville Pa 19067 Narberth 19072 New Hope Pa 18938 Newtown Pa 18940 Newtown Square Pa 19073 Paoli Pa 19301 Penn Valley Pa 19072 Phoenixville Pa 19460 Kimberton Pa 19460 Plymouth Meeting 19462 Villanova Pa 19085 Radnor Pa 19008 19080 19087 19088 19089 Rosemont Pa 19010 Rose Valley Pa 19063 19086 St. David’s Pa 19087 Springfield Pa 19064 19118 Swarthmore Pa 19081 Thornton Pa 19373 Wayne Pa 19080 19087 19088 19089 Warrington 18976 Warminster 18974 Wawa Pa 19063 Wynnewood Pa 19096 Yardley Pa 19067 West Chester Pa 19380 19382 Haddonfield NJ 08033 Collingswood NJ 08108 Cherry Hill NJ 08003 Woodbury NJ 08097 Wenonah NJ 08090 Pitman NJ 08071 Riverton NJ 08077 Cinnaminson NJ 08077 Moorestown NJ 08057 Mt Laurel NJ 08054 Mt Holly NJ 08060 Greenville De 19807 Montchanin DE 19710 Westover Hills DE 19807 Wawaset Park De 19087 Bancroft Parkway DE 19807 Talleyville DE 19803 Arden DE 19810 Winterthur DE 19735 Hockessin De 19707 Yorklyn DE 19736 Ardentown De 19810