Residential Roof Buying Guide (Part 2)

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Residential Roof Buying Guide (Part 2)

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roofing roofer Many factors come into consideration when choosing a roof for the home. The strength of the framing and the slope of the roof are major deciding factors. Aside from these, there are still more factors to consider.

Materials, appearance, durability, and eco-friendliness are also important buying factors. It is also important to determine the fire- and wind-resistance capability of the type of roof.  Another crucial factor is, of course, price.

To help you with your buying decisions, the article lists the different types of roofs for the home. In the previous blog post, asphalt composition shingles, metal, and wood singles and shakes are discussed. In this article, you will learn about the other types.

Types of Roofs


It is one of the oldest options for a residential roof. It may be very expensive and brittle, but it is hard-wearing and offers good resistance against wind and fire. The roof is made of natural slate rock which gives it a dark gray and irregular appearance. Slate is an eco-friendly roof that can only be installed on steep sloped roofs. The roof is heavy so you need reinforced roofing structure to support it.

Concrete Tile

The relatively cheap roof is heavy but is long lasting and offers superb fire resistance. It is made from combining sand and Portland cement, and its look usually mimics the appearance of clay tiles, slate, or wood shakes. While it is all-natural in composition, it takes significant energy to create it. The roof is low maintenance but breaking is possible. You can choose to have concrete tile roof if your roof has a moderate to steeper slope. Just like slate, the roof requires reinforced roofing structure for support.

Clay Tile

Because it is made from natural clay which is fired in a kiln, the roof offers excellent fire resistance and can last a long time. While it is heavy and brittle, the roof offers a traditional Spanish or Italian look that can be made to resemble wood shakes or slate. It takes significant energy to create, in spite of its all-natural composition. As it is heavy, you also need reinforced roof structure to support it. The roof is ideal for moderate to steeper sloped roof. A clay tile roof is usually on the expensive side.

Please contact Restore Masters for expert advice on all things about roof, including helping you choose the best roof for your home. The family-run business has years of experience in roofing services, from inspection to installation or repair and maintenance.

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