Thinking of having a new roof installed but you’re not sure which type your home needs? Here are three types of roofs you can install on your home and their benefits.

Getting a new roof installed is a great way to increase the property value and curb appeal of your home. And while variety is usually a good thing, the sheer amount of options when it comes to roofing materials may become daunting for a homeowner. To help you on your journey to a new roof, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 most common types of roofs, their characteristics, and their benefits. 


Type 1 -  Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material and for good reason. Haynes doesn’t just use asphalt shingles - we specialize in asphalt shingles because they’re the best shingles for the crazy, changing climate in Northern Illinois.


They’re not only affordable but also very versatile. Asphalt shingles are durable and can withstand multiple environmental conditions. Not to mention they come in a variety of colors and textures, so you are sure to find something that fits your style. It is also fairly easy to install and maintain asphalt shingles. Because of this, numerous qualified professionals install them. It’s also important to note that asphalt shingles have a lifespan of about 20 years before they’ll need to be replaced. 


Type 2 - Slate

Slate roofs, while one of the more expensive roofing options are durable and fire-resistant. They are also mold-resistant and waterproof, making them perfect for more humid climates. Slate roofing also has incredible longevity—it can last up to 100 years! However, slate roofs are also fragile and can be easily broken when stepped on.



Type 3 - Wood

A wood roof can be installed using wood shakes or wood shingles. Wood shakes are split by hand making them have a thicker rougher texture whereas wood shingles are machine-cut, thin, and smooth. Wood roofs are best suited for areas with dry climates and shouldn’t be exposed to a lot of moisture or fire. Wood roofs are one of the most expensive kinds of roof, but they have a lifespan of up to 30 years.



In need of a new roof? We’re here to help!

Still not sure which roofing material is right for you? Or maybe you’ve already decided and are eager to get your roof installation started? No matter the case, call us today at 815-932-5259 or visit our website to schedule a free roof inspection. The experts here at Haynes are ready to help you get the perfect roof for your home. Like us on Facebook for more.