When it’s time to choose a roof for your residential or commercial property, you have dozens of options available to you. Which type of roof is the best? Well, that depends. The right roof for you may be different than the right roof for your neighbor. The best roof for you will be one that suits your style preferences, your structure’s load capabilities, your budget, and the area where your property is located.

Different types of roofs have different benefits and drawbacks depending on a few factors. In order to start narrowing down the types of roofs that will work best for your structure, and to finally choose the roof you’ll have for the next 20 years, consider the following.

 

Residential Roofing Types

Homeowners have some amazing choices when it comes to roofs. There are roofs with modern designs, roofs with traditional looks, eco-friendly roofs, fire-safe roofs, and others. Here are some of the roofs that Kimball Roofing can install on your home, as well as some pros and cons for each style:

 

Shingle Roofs

A shingle roof consists of typically flat, overlapping, rectangular-shaped shingles that are laid in courses from the bottom edge of the roof to the top. A homeowner might want to choose a shingle roof if he or she desires a classic look at an affordable price point. Shingle roofs are not the best roofs for a home with a steep-sloped roof.

 

Stone-Coated Metal Roofs

Stone-coated metal roof shingles are great for homeowners who want the benefits of metal roofing but also like the traditional look of asphalt shingles. These roofs are strong and lightweight, and they can be easily installed. Stone-coated shingle roofs do cost more than standard shingle roofs.

 

Copper Roofs

Copper roofs offer character and durability. They can be contemporary in appearance or classic, and they enhance the appearance of most buildings. Many architects prefer copper for roofing because of the metal’s versatility. Copper is also resistant to the elements, which many homeowners in Utah appreciate. Copper roofing is one of the most expensive types of roofing.

 

Cedar Shake Roofs

Cedar shake roofs are known for their exceptional beauty and durability. They resist storms well and are energy efficient. However, cedar shake roofs are usually costly, and they require regular maintenance to keep a structure protected.

 

Specialty Roofs

Kimball Roofing offers several types of specialty roofs, including ice-melt roofs and eco-friendly roofs. Ice-melt roofs utilize radiant heat and gutter heating systems to dramatically enhance the lifespan of a roof, and they protect a structure from damage caused by snow and heavy ice accumulation. These roofs are not the cheapest, however. Eco-friendly roofs come in a variety of styles, including recycled shingle roofs, living roofs, natural slate and clay tile roofs, and recycled metal roofing. In addition to these roofs being long lasting, they offer a sustainable solution that owners can feel good about.

 

Commercial Roofing

Kimball Roofing has access to all of the roofing styles above for your commercial roofing project. Depending on your structure, and your budget, a certain roofing style may be the best choice for your businesses. We are happy to sit down with you and talk about your roofing goals so you can choose roofing materials that meet your aesthetic, financial, and structural needs. In addition to the roofing styles already mentioned, Kimball Roofing installs solar roofs that are energy efficient, cost effective, and beautiful.
For your residential and commercial roofing needs, call Kimball Roofing today!