Residential Roofing Types

Shingle Roofs

There are three major categories of shingle roofing products available:

Strip Shingles (Three Tab Shingles) are the original and the most basic of roofing shingles available in the industry. Strip shingles are denoted by the fact that they are single layered roofing shingles that are generally designed to look like slate. Strip roofing shingles have a very flat appearance on the roof line and are typically the lightest weight roofing shingles available in the market. Until recently strip shingles were the predominant roofing shingle available and used in the market. Today, however, with significant advances in technology and consumer sophistication, strip shingles are used primarily by home builders manufacturing economy priced homes or purchased by homeowners as a replacement for their pre-existing strip shingle roof.

Dimensional Shingles (or Architectural Laminated Shingles) are now the predominant roofing shingles installed in North America. These products are manufactured as dual layered products and provide a thicker and richer appearance on the roof (a multi-dimensional look). Dimensional roofing shingles also typically are heavier weight than strip roofing shingles and usually have improved warranty protections, which can range from 30 years to lifetime.

Luxury Shingles are usually described as laminated shingles that have a differentiated appearance or functionality from traditional Dimensional Shingles. These products may have designs that mimic “old-world” roofing shingles, like natural slate or natural shake roofing shingles that provide an enhanced aesthetic appeal. Luxury Shingles might also have important functional improvements such as Impact Resistance or Solar Reflectivity that can possibly extend the life of the roofing system or provide lower energy costs.

Low-Slope Roofing

Residential low slope roofing can generally be divided up into two broad categories: larger flat roofed applications (low slope) such as residential condominium complexes, row homes, and town houses and smaller applications such as residential porch and garage transitions from the main home where the slope of the roof changes dramatically from steep slope to low slope on the same structure. Our low slope roofing products feature easy and clean application and also have granulated surfaced with colors that coordinate with existing roofing shingles providing the homeowner with a complete and coordinated solution for roof designs that transition from steep to low slope.

Specialty Roof Systems

STX Roofing & Construction is a leading residential, commercial, and specialty roof contractor. We can install almost any roof type on the market – flat, low or steep slope – while delivering top-notch quality, safety and service. Your project manager will work with you to design a roof system that’s right for your building and your budget.

Metal – Metal roofs are quickly becoming more popular and even commonplace in residential neighborhoods. Metal roofs are more durable, easier to maintain and can save you money on energy costs and home insurance. You can choose from a variety of vibrant colors, sleek panel profiles and attractive trim components, allowing you to express yourself through your home’s appearance.

Tile – Tile roofs aren’t just for Spanish-style homes in the Southwest United States or Mexico. The variety of tile shapes, colors and sizes that are available today is extraordinary, and tile offers customers a great way to make their home stand out from other homes in the neighborhood.