Residential Roof Types

As a homeowner, you likely understand the importance of having a roof that is in good condition and free of damage. One of the best ways to ensure it stays this way is having a routine inspection or maintenance job done. It is ideal to hire a roofing contractor to perform these tasks because they will know what damage to look for and how to assess the extent of it.

PRA Roof Contractors Inc has been working on roofs for over twenty years. In that time we have served over 30,000 customers, completing countless commercial and residential roofing jobs. Every roofing project we take on is done with the utmost integrity, honesty, and attention to detail.

Give PRA a call today 844-204-2438 to receive your free estimate. Our company is a certified Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor which means we hold ourselves to the highest standards and quality of work.

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Types of Residential Roofing

There are many different types of roofing that can be used for a residential building. Which one you choose will depend on several factors. For instance, are you more concerned about durability or aesthetic appeal? Do you want low maintenance or budget-friendly?


There are many types of tile roofing. If you are shooting for an aesthetically pleasing roofing material then consider choosing a Concrete or clay tile. For one that comes in a variety of styles and colors, ask us about your choices of tile.

While all of these roofing tiles look great and are very low maintenance, they are extraordinarily expensive. Most of them are also very heavy and difficult to install, so it is best to hire a professional roofing contractor to do the installation.

Each tile type has its own pros and cons. For instance, clay and concrete tiles can easily break if they are walked across or if something heavy falls on them. However, they are both fire-resistant and low maintenance. To discover whether tile roofing is the type you are looking for, give the team at PRA Roof Contractors a call today!844-204-2438


There are two popular types of shingles: asphalt and wood. The wood shingle is a great way to add character to your home while making it more energy-efficient. While these shingles have low durability, they are easy to replace and can last a long time in moderately dry climates. The downside to a wood shingle is the fact that it is a fire hazard, requires constant maintenance, and is expensive.

Asphalt shingles are probably the most common and inexpensive type of roofing material available. This type of shingle is available to homeowners at a low cost, is easy to install and repair, and is fire-resistant.

However, asphalt shingles have a very short life-expectancy. Even when properly installed and maintained, they will typically last ten to fifteen years. If your goal is to obtain a low budget roofing option that is durable for the short-term, then asphalt shingles are a good choice.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing can be made out of a variety of metals. Steel, aluminum, and copper are the most common types, with steel being the cheapest and copper the most expensive. All three of these roofing materials hold up well under extreme weather conditions.

The most common problem that arises with metal roofing is that the color often fades from it very quickly. Therefore, part of maintaining it will include a paint job every few years. At the same time, if you prefer an eco-friendly roofing material, metal might be the way to go. Most of the time it is both recycled and recyclable when its time as a roof is up.

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Choosing the Right Roofing Material

Now that you are familiar with the different types of roofing material, you might be wondering how to choose the right one. There are many things to consider when attempting to answer this question.

For instance, what does your budget look like? If money is no object, and you are going for a visual appeal, then tile roofing might fit your vision. Most tile types are low maintenance, and a few of them come in different colors and styles.

However, if you are looking for a durable and long-lasting material, then you might choose metal roofing or wood shingles. Asphalt shingles are also a low-cost choice that you might want to consider.

The bottom line is that when choosing a roofing material, it is best to speak with a professional roofing contractor that you trust to give you sound advice. When you choose to work with PRA Roof Contractors, Inc, you will receive this, and an exceptional roofing job that you will be impressed with! Give us a call today 844-204-2438 for a free estimate.

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Contact Us Today!

Don’t wait on home or commercial property repairs or replacements. Count on PRA Roof Contractors Inc to take care of your roof, siding, gutters, or windows. We offer a free, no-obligation estimate, so give us a call at 844-204-2438. You can also use our online form to schedule an appointment now. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.

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