Home Trends: The Most Popular Roof Types in Birmingham

by | May 11, 2023 | Alabama, Asphalt Shingle Roofing, Birmingham, Blog, Metal Roofing, Popular Roof Systems, Popular Roof Types, Slate Roofing, Tile Roofing | 0 comments

There are so many different decisions to make when it comes to selecting a new roofing material. One could choose an asphalt roofing system. Or perhaps metal, tile, or slate? What color would look nice? Another decision must be made. Could my home frame support the type of roofing material I like? The list of decisions just seems to elongate as the ideas come to mind. What are the most common and frequently used roof types in Birmingham? Let’s take some time and explore what those are, and perhaps you can eliminate a few choices along the way. 


Asphalt shingles are, by far, the most popular in Birmingham as well as throughout the United States. And for good reason! Asphalt tends to be the least expensive of all roofing materials, however, the length of life is substantially less than others in comparison. Asphalt shingles come in a three-tab design, architectural, or luxury. Each has its own set of benefits, weight, and durability. Asphalt shingles come in a wide array of colors to choose from. Perhaps you desire a blend of shingle colors, or a more solid color on your roof. We can do that! Would you like to explore the most popular color of the season? Or something to blend beautifully with your siding? We can do that too! Begin with asphalt in your decision-making process and explore this material before moving forward


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Metal is beginning to catch up in popularity to asphalt. It does cost more than the shingles, but the length of life can be almost double. Metal roofing offers a variety of colors to choose from and also a selection of metal roofing styles. Again, several options are available! The panels of a metal roof interlock, allow for maximum wind resistance, and less potential for leakage. Metal is fire-resistant, reflects the sun’s UV rays, and assists with energy efficiency. If a metal roof needs to be replaced, the panels can be recycled into other projects such as art, a tabletop, an outdoor shower, and many other creative ideas 


Tile is a gorgeous roofing material that lasts for centuries rather than decades. The price will reflect the longevity, but it will probably be the last roof you would ever need! The resale value is immense in comparison to a home with an asphalt or metal roofing system. Tile roofs are extremely resistant to water, fire, wind, and insect damage. Just like metal, tile roofing is environmentally friendly and can be recycled. It is worth exploring a tile roof if you desire to have your home stand out on the block among the neighbors. 

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Lastly, let’s explore slate. When properly maintained, a slate roof can also last for centuries. Many call a slate roof a “hundred-year” roof because of its durability and amazing qualities. Slate is naturally strong, non-water absorbent, resistant to leaking, and tolerant to high winds and rain. Slate is also resistant to fires and can withstand immense heat.  Slate is made from natural stone, so it can be used again for other projects if areas on your roof need to be replaced. The slate contains no chemicals or other hazardous materials. 

Regardless if you choose an asphalt shingle roof or a slate roof for your home, be sure you place your trust in a contractor that can be by your side the whole way. Super Roofers in Birmingham is the roofing leader in Birmingham Area. We have helped your local neighbors, friends, and family have peace of mind with a new roof over their heads. We use the best products, follow strict industry standards, and believe in listening to your vision and work with you to see it become a reality. We look forward to working with you and striving to place a new strong roof over your head to protect your prized possessions. Call us today and let’s discuss all your roofing needs.