The 411 On Roofing Types

In recent years, there have been several developments on the types of material used for roofing. Chappell is here today to give you the 411 on roofing types so you have a better idea of what you’re looking for in your new roof!

Wood Shakes

Also known as wood shingles, this type of roof covering was very popular until recent years. Thin slivers of wood are used to roof a home. However, some insurance companies prefer not to offer wood shake roof replacements and instead have new roofs done with asphalt shingles (mainly due to fire hazards). However some homes, older homes in particular, still employ using shakes in order to keep a historically accurate look.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are actually the most common material used for roofing. They were invented in 1901 and have been used extensively in thousands of homes across the United States. There are two different types of asphalt shingles: organic- and fiberglass-based. Chappell uses Timberline High Definition architectural shingles for every job. They offer a streamlined look in a variety of colors.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs have been primarily found in commercial structures but in recent years, they’ve made their way into the residential home market. Metal roofs are known for their durability and fire-resistance. Some home insurance companies even offer discounts to policyholders with metal roofs because they hold up better to wind and hail damage than the asphalt singer counterparts.

Stone Coated Metal Roofs

This type of roof is sort of a hybrid of asphalt shingles and a metal roof. Metal “shingles” are coated with sand, ground stone, or other natural materials. They offer the look of a shingled roof instead of solid panels with the durability of a metal roof. These types of roofs are often utilized in areas where earthquakes are common, as they are lighter than shingles per square foot.

We hope we’ve been able to give you a little insight about the types of roof offered by Chappell. We have extensive experience with all of these varieties, as well as expertise in dealing with your insurance company. Chappell’s focus is on making sure you are satisfied with our workmanship and the appearance of your roof, regardless of the type of material!