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Residential Roofing: Everything You Need to Know

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In this article, we wanted to talk about residential roofing and tell you everything you need to know about it. If you’re building your house or remodeling the roof, you must read this article. Then you will be able to hire the right professionals who can give you the best roof for your home.

The roof on your home is one of its most important parts. It ensures that the construction of your home isn’t compromised by weather.

What is residential roofing?

You might think that a roof is a roof and that’s that. However, there are different roofing types, depending on the type of building and the material used.

Residential roofing is used on regular residential buildings. It’s one of the simpler types of roofing, where the only real obstacle can be the chimney. They are mostly straightforward to create and install. However, you still need quality materials and a proper professional roofing business that knows how to do the job right. 

In addition to this, residential roofing varies in design. However, the design is rarely as important as the fact that the roof needs to be easy to maintain, repair, and replace if necessary.

What is the best roofing material?

Most people opt for the cheapest option available. However, the roof also needs to be sturdy and durable. When you consider all of these factors, the best option is usually rubberized shingles.

Rubberized shingles are durable and come in a variety of colors and styles. They are resistant to cracking, mold, discoloration, denting, and moisture absorption See if the manufacturer provides at least a thirty-year warranty when purchasing.

  • Easy to install
  • The most cost-efficient of all roofing types
  • Visually pleasing
  • Very durable

When you combine all of this, it is evident why most people use rubberized shingles for their roofs.

What is the most durable roofing material?

It’s hard to say which material lasts the longest because there are many factors involved, and they differ from house to house. However, in general, rubberized shingles are among the most durable materials for roofs.

Besides these, people also tend to use:

  • Metal roofing – quick and easy to install, eco-friendly, recyclable, tends to last a bit longer than asphalt shingles
  • Slate roofing – highly durable, combining enhanced protection from the elements and traditional beauty
  • Clay tile roofing – a very long life of up to an entire century and possesses classic beauty like slate roofing 


We hope that this guide will help you learn everything you need about residential roofing. If you’re looking to change, fix, or create a new roof for your home, contact us whenever you want. We at 1-800-HANSONS specialize in windows, siding, and roofing installation, and we can help you get the right roofing for your home.

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