What Type of Roof Should I Get for My Home?

Choosing a roof that meets your house and design preferences is easier than it seems. Getting a new roof is not as simple as opening a catalog and saying, “I want that one!”. That would be cool. 

But investing in a great roof doesn’t have to be stressful or inconvenient.

Sugar Land Premier Roofing has helped homeowners answer their question “What type of roof should I get for my home” for years. 


There are several aspects to consider while choosing a roof for your home. But, to help you choose, you will learn here about five different roofing materials and their unique properties.

What Kind of Roof Should I Get?

Sugar Land Premier Roofing installs these five residential roofing types:

  • Low-slope and flat 
  • Shingles
  • Tile
  • Wood and slate
  • Metal

These roofs serve diverse dwellings and homeowners’ preferences. A person may want a metal roof, but it may not work for their building due to its weight. Meanwhile, someone who wants shingles may need wood or slate. So, what choice should you make? 

Let’s look at the five types of roofs you can get for your home. 

  1. Flat and Low Slope Roofs

Flat roofs have a slope of less than 10 degrees. This roofing system keeps out heat well and is easy to build.

They are self-adhering, so nail penetrations are not required to install them. Besides, flat roofs with granular surfaces don’t need extra coatings unless there has been substantial storm damage.

They come in three types of material:

  • Single-Ply Roofing: Single-ply roofing membranes are lightweight, cost-effective, and allow fast construction. EPDM, PVC, and TPO are typical low-slope single-ply roof membranes.
  • Modified Bitumen Roofing: Modified bitumen blends heated asphalt with plastic and rubber additives. Manufacturers sandwich these materials between fiberglass or polyester. Thus, the number of layers determines the flat roof’s longevity.
  • Built-Up Roofing (BUR): Built-up roofs alternate layers of roofing felt or fiberglass and heated asphalt. These layers create a durable roof.

Flat and low-slope roofing systems are cheaper than others, saving you money. Likewise, installation and upkeep are affordable.

Also, you will have more storage space after installation. You can place HVAC systems, solar panels, water supplies, or even a roof garden on them. 

  1. Shingles

Its low cost, endurance, and durability make it North America’s most preferred roofing material.

Asphalt shingles are available in a variety of shapes and colors. Base mat, waterproof asphalt, and ceramic granules are the elements that make up these shingles. Granules provide the shingles their varied hues, from which you can choose to give your home the appeal you want.

Asphalt shingles come in three varieties:

  • Three-Tab Roofing: These are single asphalt layers cut into strips. They are the lightest shingles, and thus they’re cheaper than architectural and designer shingles.
  • Architectural Shingles: The most typical asphalt shingle roof. Base mats are layered to provide a multidimensional look on your roof. Architectural shingles are durable because of their multiple layers and weight. 
  • Design shingles: Designer shingles are the best grade asphalt shingles on the market. These shingles are remarkably functional and add beauty to your home.

Each shingle serves a particular role based on your roof’s aesthetic or purpose.

  1. Tile Roofing

Tile roofing is distinctive, gorgeous, and sustainable, making it a popular option for residences. Its rustic and traditional aesthetic has long been prized. 

Tile roofs are resilient and adaptable, which makes them a fashionable and safe alternative. This material is excellent for harsh climates because of its storm resistance.

  1. Wood-and-Slate Roofing

Wooden roofs are great for rustic homes and stand out, since they are uncommon. SLPR seldom installs this style of roof, although it has several benefits.

Wood and slate roofs are sustainable and good for the environment. Moreover, they provide long-term savings from their durability compared to other roof types.

Wood is an excellent insulator, reducing electricity bills. Maintenance is straightforward and cheap.

  1. Roofing Metal 

A metal roof has seamless metal tiles and comes in a range of materials:

  • Copper
  • Tin
  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Galvalume

You may choose your home’s roofing color and appearance. You’ll be cool in the summer and toasty in the winter and save on power. 

Metal roofs provide incomparable durability and protection since they are sturdy and durable. So, they withstand extreme weather.

Which Type of Roof Should I Get?

Choosing the ideal roof for your home depends on several aspects, as we showed before. Call a roofer to schedule an inspection when determining which roof is best for your property. Evaluate these possibilities and discuss them with the roofing professional.

For more information, contact Sugar Land Premier Roofing at 832-639-1299. We service areas in Sugar Land, Katy, and Houston, TX.