Your Guide to Choosing the Right Roof: A Roof Over Your Head, But Not One-Size-Fits-All

Your roof is like a superhero cape for your house – it protects you from the elements, keeps you warm and dry, and can even add a touch of personality. But with so many roofing types out there, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. Fear not, fellow homeowner! This guide and our team at INEX Roofing will break down the most common roofing options, so you can find the perfect fit for your home (and your budget).

The Classics: Shingles and Tile

  • Asphalt Shingles: The most popular choice for a reason, asphalt shingles are affordable, easy to install, and come in a wide variety of colors. They’re a great all-around option for most climates.
  • Tile: For a luxurious, Mediterranean look, tile roofs are hard to beat. They’re incredibly durable and can last for decades, but they also come with a higher price tag and require specialized installation.  READ MORE
  • Wood Shakes: The rustic charm of wood shakes adds instant character to any home. However, they require more maintenance and are susceptible to fire and rot.

Underlayment: The Hidden Hero

Before we explore the flashier options, let’s talk about underlayment. This goes underneath your shingles or tiles and acts as a secondary barrier against water infiltration. Think of it like a raincoat for your roof!

Going Flat? Flat Roof Options

Flat roofs are a common sight on commercial buildings, but they’re also gaining popularity in modern homes. Here are some popular flat roof choices:

  • Built-Up Roof (BUR): A classic flat roof option made with layers of tar and gravel. It’s durable and affordable, but requires regular maintenance.
  • Single-Ply Roof: These lightweight membranes are popular for their ease of installation and long lifespan. They come in various materials like PVC, TPO, and EPDM.
  • Foam Roof: This energy-efficient option uses rigid foam insulation for superior thermal performance. It’s often used in combination with a single-ply membrane.

Modern Marvels: Metal and Beyond

Metal roofs are known for their longevity and low maintenance. They come in various styles, from classic standing seam to trendy corrugated panels.

For an eco-friendly option, consider synthetic roofing. These shingles are made from recycled materials and mimic the look of traditional styles like slate or wood shake.

The Showstopper: Silicone Roofing

Silicone is a newcomer to the roofing scene, but it’s quickly gaining popularity. This liquid-applied roof is seamless, highly durable, and can even be applied over existing roofs! However, it’s also one of the most expensive options.

Choosing Your Roofing Champion

Now that you’ve explored the options, it’s time to pick your perfect roof! Consider your climate, budget, desired aesthetics, and long-term plans. Remember, consulting with a INEX Roofing is key to ensuring you choose the right material and installation method for your specific needs.

So, there you have it! With a little research, INEX Roofing, and this handy guide, you’ll be well on your way to finding the perfect roof to keep your home safe and stylish for years to come.


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In-Ex Designs Roofing is a residential and commercial roofing contractor in the Phoenix metropolitan area serving Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Peoria, Scottsdale, and Surprise.


In-Ex Designs Roofing
4435 E Chandler Blvd  Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ  85048

Phone: 602.938.7575

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

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