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Types of Roofing: Metal, Shingle, & Flat

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From asphalt shingles to copper panels, roofing material is essential to your home’s look and feel. Roofing offers more than just curb appeal though, it affects energy efficiency, home safety, and more. While you may prefer a particular aesthetic over another, it’s important to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each so that you can find the best fit for your home or business– aesthetically and logically. 

Keep on reading and discover all you need to know about the three main types from the experts at JMR Roofing

Metal Roof

Metal roofs are typically composed of a series of metal panels linked together at the seams with hidden fasteners. Common materials for metal roofs can include steel, aluminum, copper, zinc, and tin. A metal roof is a trendy choice of roofing materials and offers homeowners a wide range of advantages: 

  • Durable option with an average lifespan of over 50 years
  • Increased energy efficiency due to cool roof pigments and above-sheathing ventilation
  • Customizable, streamlined styles, and colors

Shingled Roofs

Shingles are a type of roof coverings for pitched roofs and are known for their overlapping style. Often referred to as tile strips, shingles usually come in a rectangular shape but can also be found in square and horizontal designs. Roof shingles are a vital component of the exterior of a home, and some of the benefits include: 

  • Quick Installation
  • Cost-effective alternative to materials like concrete and slate
  • Easy to repair
  • A traditional appearance that can blend in amongst other homes

Flat Roofs

Flat roofing is a prevalent commercial roof replacement option and is commonly found in businesses and apartment buildings and used on large structures like outbuildings. Flat roofs are usually made of asphalt and synthetic rubber and have several reasons that make them an attractive prospect: 

  • Versatile option in comparison to sloped roofs (easy access to inspect for damage or leaks and can also be used as a space for relaxation or entertainment)
  • Easy-to-install option
  • Easier to clean and maintain

What Is the Best Roofing for Your Location?

The right roof for your home or business depends on location, building size, personal preferences, and more. If you’re worried about the weather, metal roofing is built to last and can withstand severe weather conditions like hurricanes. On the other hand, many commercial building owners opt for a flat roof for easy maintenance. No matter your choice, JMR roofing can provide expert advice for all residential and commercial roofs. 

A Variety of Services for All Your Roofing Needs

For advice on choosing the materials for your next roof, contact the experts at JMR Roofing for knowledgeable advice and fair rates. From installation to repair to general maintenance, JMR Roofing provides every customer with a total commitment, regardless of the size or scope of your project. 

We use the highest-grade tools, products, and parts to provide our customers with the best quality without breaking the bank. Learn more about what roof is best for your home with JMR Roofing!

Residential & Commercial Roofing Services in Birmingham, AL 

Choose your next roof with confidence! With over 50 years of combined experience, our team can provide expert roof advice for all new homebuyers. Give us a call at 205-734-9995 or visit our website today for a free quote or more information.

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