August 2, 2012

Residential Roofing

As the term would imply, residential roofing is typically the installation of roofing materials on a residence.  The techniques associated with residential roofing are not always used on homes; some of the techniques also carry over to other types of roofing projects.

Types of residential roofing materials used in Los Angeles and the greater Southern California area include such options as clay, wood, metal, and slate.  Asphalt is also an option for the consumer that wants a low priced roofing alternative.

Wood shake shingles have also been a well loved choice for residential roofing matierials throughout history, but have lost favor in recent years.  By the mid 1900s, metal roofs started to gain popularity due to their fire resistant nature, but metal roofs have been around for centuries.

The do of using slate as a residential roofing material has also been around for some time.  These types of roofs have gained a lot of popularity with the Tudor-stylishness homes that saw a revival in the 1920s, and are still well loved today.

To find out which type of residential roofing material is best for your home, it is best to consult a roofing professional and get an estimate.