Quick Guide: Types of Roofing for Residential

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    Thu Feb 23

    Choosing what roofing material you need for your home’s roofing replacement can be daunting. Every roof is different, so the proper roofing can depend on the type of home you have, the weather conditions, and your budget.

    Working with homeowners with their roofing needs every day, at Landmark Roofing and Siding, we’re well-versed in helping people find the right roof solution for their needs. Whether you’re considering metal, wood, or anything in between, our roofing professionals are dedicated to helping you choose the best roof for you with quality materials and quality craftsmanship. That’s why we choose only the best products and vendors to build and repair roofs in the Puget Sound area.

    With that experience in mind, we wanted to create this guide on the roofing materials we offer and what you need to know about each roofing material. That way, you have the tools you need to choose suitable roofing materials for your home. Read the complete guide below to learn about our roofing materials!

    Cedar Shake Roofing

    Considered a premium roofing product, Cedar Shake provides a natural look that can increase your home’s curb appeal. The roofing material comes in two varieties:

    • Hand-Split- Provides a textured face and a sawn back, creating a lot of visual interest on your home’s roof
    • Tapersawn- Sawn on both sides, creating a smooth, imposing look for your home’s roof.

    These varieties come in various thicknesses, grades, and lengths, so you can determine what works best for your home. At Landmark Roofing and Siding, we’ve installed Cedar Shake roofs throughout the Puget Sound area for over 15 years and continue to love how it looks in houses of all shapes and sizes. You can learn more about the material on our Cedar Shake page.

    Composition Roofing

    If you’re seeking higher durability, composition roofing shingles can deliver high performance to last in more inclement weather. Providing durable, dependable, and affordable protection while looking great— the material is a solid choice for many homeowners. Composition shingles, commonly known as asphalt shingles, come in two categories:

    • Organic- Manufactured from cellulose fiber made from recycled paper and wood fibers. This base is saturated with asphalt and given a mineral coating on one side to resist weathering.
    • Fiberglass- Instead of an organic core, these shingles have a fiberglass core, which is more flexible and stronger. It is also saturated with asphalt and has a mineral coating.

    All composition tables are available in a variety of colors and are rated by overall life expectancy. Across composition roofing shingles, the life expectancy is between 30-50 years. To learn more about this durable roofing material and see examples of our work, you can visit our Composition Roofing page.

    Metal Roofing

    Available in various styles and colors, metal roofing provides the most durability on the market. A versatile roofing material, it is a popular alternative to roofing materials as it is lightweight, hardy, and can be crafted to give a variety of looks. Coming in either shingles or panels, these roofs have a life expectancy of around 30 years.

    However, due to the material, metal roofing does have a higher cost than some other roofing materials. That said, they require little maintenance and have an excellent fire rating. You can learn more and see some of the metal roofing Landmark Roofing and Siding has installed on the Metal Roofing page.

    DaVinci Roofscapes

    Made from natural-looking synthetic roofing materials, DaVinci Roofscapes engineered polymer materials are permeated with fire retardant and UV and thermal stabilizers specifically formulated for the harsh year-round conditions tiles endure in every climate. This durable roofing material comes in two appearances:

    • Shake- Features deep grooves and realistic grain patterns to create dramatic, rich visuals.
    • Slate- Provides an all-natural, non-repeating beauty with realistic chisel marks.

    In both these designs, this manufactured material can provide the look and feel of natural beauty, while promising the durability needed for extreme weather conditions. Installed on a variety of home styles in the past 15 years, this material is an excellent pick for homeowners looking for a classic look with high durability. You can learn more on our DaVinci Roofscapes page.


    EcoStar is a sustainable synthetic slate and shake roofing alternative that provides environmentally friendly, long-lasting protection. Manufactured with recycled rubber and plastics, this roofing material is highly flexible, sustainable, and earth-friendly. Ecostar also offers superior protection against impact and harsh weather conditions.

    Providing an aesthetically pleasing roof on various homes, it’s a great eco-friendly alternative to sleep-slope roofing products. As with all of our other roofing products, the team can also talk to you further about making sure the roofing can provide boosted energy efficiency for your home. To take a look at some of the homes we’ve been providing this sustainable roofing for over the past 15 years and learn about the product, you can visit our EcoStar roofing page.

    Ready to Talk to Us About Your Next Roof?

    Of course, this is just a quick overview of the roofing materials we offer. If you’re interested in learning more about roof replacement or other services with these roofing materials, we’d be happy to talk to you about your specific roofing needs.

    At Landmark Roofing and Siding, our mission is to help you achieve your goals of making your home safe and beautiful while providing excellent value. We recognize that you’re making a significant investment in your home when you hire us. We want your investment to pay off, not only by increasing your home’s value but also by increasing your enjoyment of it. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping our customers at every stage of the process to provide the best possible value.

    Working as roofing experts for over 15 years in the Puget Sound area, we’re ready to help you find suitable roofing materials for your project. We offer quality, cost-effective materials to ensure you maximize your roof’s life span. We also vet our craftsmen to ensure you receive a quality installation on time and on budget. If you’re ready to get started, please reach out to us, and we can start talking to you about your residential roofing needs.

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