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Types of Residential Roofing Products - Part 1

The types of residential roofing materials are numerous, and choosing a residential roofing system can be more complicated than you think.

When picking the best roofing system for your residential project, you can build your roof out of wood shakes and shingles, asphalt shingles, synthetic tiles, concrete, clay, or metal.

Here are some of the residential roofing materials you can choose when working with us.

The selection you make should depend on the goals you have for your project.

Let's take a look at each one of them!

1. Wood Shakes and Shingles

Wood shakes and shingles are roofing materials made out of pieces of cedar and other hardwoods.

But what's the difference?

Wood shakes are thicker than wood shingles; however, both are sawn smooth on each side.

Wood is one of the most ancient materials used in residential roofing, and you can ask for a tailored appearance that will bring excellent curb appeal to your project.

In addition, both wood shakes and shingles are eco-friendly materials as they are made 100% from natural wood.

To discover why you should choose wood shake & shingles, click here.

2. Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular material in the entire residential roofing industry in the Texas area.

According to the @Roofing Contractors Association of Texas, asphalt shingles represent almost 70% of all residential sloped roofs in the state, including new constructions and replacements.

At Ramon Roofing, we are a @GAF Authorized Roofer, which means you will have the benefits of the best asphalt shingles in the market.

Discover all the awards GAF asphalt roof shingles have won over the years!

3. Synthetic Tiles

Synthetic tiles are a modern roofing material. They emerged as new technology to mimic the look and style of both slate tiles and wood shake and shingle roofing at a more affordable price.

They are primarily made of rubber and recycled plastic, making them an eco-friendly roofing material.

The synthetic tiles are pressed into molds to form your desired shape, style, and color.

4. Concrete Tiles

Concrete roof tiles can last you a lifetime.

They are a mixture of cement, water, and sand and were handmade in the past.

One of its significant advantages is they are Class A fire rated and can resist hail impact, heavy rains, and strong winds.

You can trust it will be one of the best investments you can make for your residential roofing project.

Click here to discover more about concrete roof tiles!

5. Clay Tiles

Clay roof tiles are the most ancient of all types of residential roofing materials.

They have been used for millennia and can last forever.

They are prepared by baking molded clay, and the density of this type of material will depend on how long the clay tiles are heated and at what temperature.

In addition, they are available in many colors, but the most popular is terra-cotta.

Make sure to hire a professional roofing contractor to achieve the best results.

If you want to learn the best way to choose a residential roofing contractor, click here.

All These Types of Residential Roofing Materials Are Available with Ramon Roofing!

Contact us today and schedule a consultation call!


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