Residential Roofing Replacement

Most homeowners often do not give much attention to their roof until it’s time to replace it.

When considering new shingles for your roof, you’ll be confronted with several questions, including the roofing material. As a professional roofing contractor from Columbia to Springfield, Midwest Roofing understands the importance of installing a solid, dependable, and long-lasting roof over your residential home. Generally, you’ll need a roof replacement when your roof approaches its lifespan or when it has suffered extensive storm damage.

Our roofing specialists are trained and certified to work with a wide range of roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, slate, metal, tile, cedar shake, and flat roofs.

Here is an overview of our popular roofing materials.

As the most common roofing material in the US, asphalt shingles are highly economical, long-lasting, and fire-resistant. Asphalt shingles are also easy to install and come in a variety of impressive colors and styles to choose from. Other benefits of asphalt shingles include:

  • Variety of choices Asphalt shingles can be designed with a myriad of colors to suit your exterior décor.
  • Affordability Asphalt shingles are quite affordable.
  • Ease of installation Asphalt shingles are extremely easy to install, which cuts down on labor costs.
  • Low maintenanceIn general, asphalt shingles require very little maintenance to withstand weather elements such as rain, snow, wind, and severe temperatures.

Whether you’re considering a new roof for your home or replacing an old one, metal roofs can be an attractive option due to their longevity, energy efficiency, and minimal maintenance. You can choose from zinc, tin, copper, aluminum, and galvanized steel. However, you need to be sure your metal roofing material is certified by FM Global, UL, or their equivalents. Metal roofs offer a myriad of benefits, including:

  • Longevity With metal roofs, you can expect lifespans of 40-70 years depending on the type of metal. 
  • Durability Metal roofs can withstand song wind gusts of up to 140 miles per hour, won’t crack or corrode, and can withstand high impacts.
  • Safety Metal roofs won’t spark or ignite into flames when exposed to wildfire or lightning strikes.
  • Energy efficiency – Since metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat, they’re highly energy-efficient.

Slate is another popular roofing material in the country. There are many great reasons why homeowners prefer slate over other roofing materials. Here are just a few of them:

  • Energy-efficient Since slate is very dense, it can help cool your home during hot summer months. In winter, sate prevents warm air from escaping out of your home, which saves on heating costs. 
  • Completely fire-resistantSlate is a natural stone product and is completely resistant to fires. It also withstands high heat and temperatures.
  • Environmentally-friendly As a naturally-occurring material, slate requires very little processing, making it environmentally-friendly.
  • Long lifespan Slate offers an impressive lifespan of 100 years or more. With proper installation, some slate roofs can last for up to 150 years.
  • Durable and low maintenance Unlike tiles which require regular replacement of loose or broken tiles, slate requires very little maintenance other than occasional cleaning.

Cedar roofing provides a rustic or tailored appearance for your home. You can choose from a wide range of tones, including ambers, golds, reds, and browns to give your home a naturally beautiful look. Other benefits of cedar shake roofing include:

  • Dimensional stability Cedar shake can maintain its original dimensions with minimal shrinkage, even under humid conditions. 
  • Resistance to outside elements Cedar comes with natural preservatives to make it highly resistant to insect damage, wind, and UV rays.
  • Workability Cedar shake is easy to cut, saw, and nail into position. You can even opt for pre-assembled hip and ridge units for added convenience.
  • StrengthAs one of the toughest woods out there, cedar is naturally durable.
  • Insulating Cedar shake is a natural insulator, which improves your home’s energy-efficiency.

Tile offers a distinctive appearance, which is why it’s popular in many parts of the country. Tile roofing is practically part of any landscaping, giving a unique look to any neighborhood. Although tile roofs can be costly to install, they often last longer typically 50-70 years. 

Tile roofs perform better under extreme weather conditions than most roofing materials. They are highly resistant to damage caused by earthquakes, hurricanes, and other harsh weather extremes. Tile is also fire-proof with a class-A rating.

Moreover, tile roofing offers great insulation, which helps to keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. The roofing accessories include hip starters, cloaked attic vents, bird stops, and much more.

Although flat roofs have been synonymous with commercial properties for several years, many homeowners are increasingly embracing flat roofs for residential homes. Flat roofs have angles of less than 10 degrees the slight slope allows water and snow to run off.

The most obvious benefit of flat roofs on homes is the cost. If there are any repair needs, the process is often quick and painless. If your property has limited outdoor space, your flat roof can become an incredible lounge space for relaxation and barbecues.


Midwest Roofing is Here to Help!

If you’re planning to replace your roof from Columbia to Springfield, Midwest Roofing can help! You’ll reap great value by working with us for your roof replacement. First, we do a thorough gutter cleaning with every roofing project. We also recycle all your used shingles, leaving your home, your city, and the environment clean. Our roofing specialists will provide a high definition digital analysis of your roof and walk you through what needs to be fixed and what options we have to make it happen. 

As an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, you can rest assured we only use high-quality materials on your roof. We are among the top certified roofing contractors nationwide based on quality service, reliability, and unparalleled craftsmanship. This allows us to offer the best warranties in the region. Additionally, we offer roofing repair, replacement, storm damage restoration, and emergency roofing services. Contact us today for free roofing inspection or a free no-obligation estimate.