Roofs and Roofing Materials (Chicago, Oak Brook, DuPage, Cook, Will County)

From natural materials like slate and wood to manufactured products such as asphalt, sheet metal, and plastic polymers; there are more types and styles of roofing to choose from today than ever before. While each has its advantages and shortcomings, they all can add a distinctive design element to your home.

There are many factors to consider when selecting a roof including:

Asphalt Composition Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing for homes, comprising over 80% of residential roofing market.

Metal Roofing

While more expensive than asphalt, metal roofing lasts longer and is more wind resistant.

Slate and Real Slate

Slate is one of the oldest roofing materials. Though brittle and expensive, it is very durable and resists both wind and fire.

Wood Singles and Shakes

Wood shingles and shakes made from rot resistant woods have low fire resistance unless treated.

Cedar roofing has exceptional thermal insulation properties
Cedar has natural preservatives that resist moisture, decay and insect damage. It can be used in tough and varied climatic conditions
Adds extra insulation