Residential Roofing Materials

When consumers think of a new roof, they often have one or two products in mind.

The truth is that there are many types of roofing materials out there for your home. Baker Roofing & Construction Inc. can install them all. As you decide on a new roof, you should consider your roofing material options.

Asphalt Shingles

Of all the roofing materials available, asphalt shingles are by far the most popular. According to, “an estimated 80% of all American houses are built with asphalt roof shingles.” The primary reason is affordability and performance. But, not all asphalt shingles are the same. The asphalt shingles Baker Roofing & Construction Inc. installs are composite shingles. This is an asphalt roofing shingle with organic or fiberglass cores. These are available in 25, 30, or 50-year shingles. These are made in strip style or architectural style. Architectural style can be called three-dimensional shingles because they use varying thickness, spacing and numbers to create a more dynamic look.

Stone Coated Steel Roofing

Another option Baker Roofing installs is the stone coated steel roofing systems, which are Class 4, impact resistant. This is a very attractive, long-lasting system. It is a storm resistant shingle that was designed to resist harsh weather, including hail. While strong, it is also flexible and algae resistant. While not warranted against hail, they will better resist hail when compared to a standard asphalt shingle. This is one of the best shingles on the market today, and Baker Roofing considers it a favorite.

Slate Roofing

Slate is a long-wearing roofing material. A slate roof can last up to a century. Slate is available as a natural product but also is made as a synthetic product. Slate, in both varieties, comes in natural colors which offer variances in shading. Installation of slate requires patience, care, and an eye for detail. It requires a true craftsman skill for installation. Baker Roofing has the skilled craftsmen needed for a perfect slate roofing installation that will last a lifetime.

Tile Roofing

Around the world, tile is the most popular roofing product. Why tile? Durability. It is designed for long-lasting performance. It is great for shedding water, is naturally ventilating, and it is strong. The availability of colors and styles makes it versatile. It is available in concrete and clay. The shape can vary from barreled or flat. The advantage of tile roofing is the longevity; like slate, a tile roof can last up to 100 years.

Metal Roofing

In recent years, metal roofing has made a comeback. Metal roofs used to be what most people think of as a “tin roof”, corrugated steel, and silvery gray. Today, metal roofing comes in painted galvanized steel, metal tiles, metal shingles, stainless steel, copper, and aluminum. A metal roof is resistant to fire, water, mildew, insects, and rot. Paint finishes usually have a 30-year warranty. Another advantage for a metal roof in Texas or Oklahoma is the fact that the metal reflects the radiant heat from the sun, minimizing midday heat gain on your home.

Modified Bitumen Roofing

For flat or low-pitch roofs, modified bitumen is a Baker Roofing option. This is an asphalt product that can be applied either hot or cold. It is a long-lasting roof, 20 years or more. It is a durable roof, almost leak-proof when installed properly. Modified bitumen roofs stand up well to wind, fire, and hail. They are black in color and can absorb heat.

Baker Roofing & Construction offers many materials for your residential roofing project near Dallas. We have experienced and trained technicians for nearly every roofing material installation. If there is a material you are interested in, give us a call. We can install any roofing material on the market. Your home deserves the right roof and the best roofers to do the installation. Baker Roofing & Construction is the right roofer for your job.