Which Roofing System Is Right For You?

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Choosing a new roof can be challenging as there are so many choices available on the market. Aside from choosing the style and color of your roof, it is also important to consider which roof system is the most suitable for your location and house. Learn more about the different systems below so that you choose the one that is the most suited for your circumstances:

Wooden Shingles

These shingles can be made with a variety of wood, such as cedar, redwood, and southern pine. They come in a variety of colors. Check your local building codes to see if you can use wood shingles on your roof, as there is concern over how fire resistant they are. Certain wood shingles have a Class-A fire rating, as they have a fire-resistant coating applied during the manufacturing process, but many of them only have a Class-C rating or aren’t rated at all.

Stone-Coated Steel Roofing

Stone-coated steel roofing is great for those who want a roofing system that looks like clay or stone, but cost-effective at the same time. This system requires little maintenance as it is designed to withstand all sorts of weather conditions (heavy rain and winds, snow and ice, freezing and thawing, etc.) without compromising its structure. Stone-coated steel roofing is also a lighter option, which eases the stress on the framing and trusses.

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This is a durable roofing material made of clay or concrete. Tiles can be round-topped or flat. If you’re planning to re-roof your house using tiles, you should check if the structure of your house can support this roofing system as it is much heavier than other systems.



One of the more expensive roofing systems as it is extremely durable and requires specialized skills and experience to install. They are available in many colors and grades.

If you’re looking to get a roof replacement, but aren’t sure which option you should choose, contact Horn Brothers Roofing for a consultation and explore what quality services they provide.

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