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Roofing Materials for Popular New Jersey Home Styles

Roofing Materials for Popular New Jersey Home Styles

If you’re thinking about getting a roof replacement in New Jersey, you’ll probably want to pick out the best material for your property. East Coast homes use a variety of roofing materials to protect their structures and enhance curb appeal. Some of these materials have been in use for centuries and others are fairly new on the market. When you are considering RJW Exteriors as your roof contractors, we’ll make sure to go over all of the options with you.

Popular Roofing Options in New Jersey

New Jersey is part of the oldest area of the United States, so there are many homes and buildings here with unique architectural elements. From the Tudor Revival to the Colonial home, these building styles have strongly influenced architecture on the East Coast for centuries. In fact, some of the materials used for roofing older properties are still popular today:

Cedar Shakes

You’ll still see wood shakes and shingles on older Tudor-style and Georgian homes that were built in New Jersey. A natural material usually made from cedar; wood shakes add a rustic feel to your property. They are very insulating and energy efficient, while being naturally resistant to insects.

Slate Roofing

Colonial homes and Victorian style homes in New Jersey also feature stone slate roofing. Slate is fire, insect, mold, and weather resistant. It’s also very long-lasting and may still be found in very good condition on homes up to 150 years later.

Asphalt Roofing

The most popular choice for roof installation in the United States is the asphalt shingle. You’ll frequently see asphalt on all home styles from the ranch-style to the Greek revival. Made from a layer of hot asphalt applied to fiberglass or felt sheeting and topped with stone grit, asphalt shingles are affordable, easy to install, and weather resistant. They are also available in a wide selection of colors and architectural patterns from dimensional to 3-tab shingles.

Roofing Systems Available Through RJW

As CertainTeed Select ShingleMasters, RJW Exteriors has the factory training needed to manage your roof replacement needs. You can trust our contractors to carefully re-roof your home or install new roofing on a building using CertainTeed’s roofing systems.

Known for their dedication to detail in design and the durability of their products, CertainTeed offers two main styles of residential roofing:

Asphalt Roofing

CertainTeed’s Landmark Series shingles are available in a range of darker shades from Black Walnut to Atlantic Blue. There are also a few lighter shades of gray and tan you can pick from to roof your home. This product emulates wood shakes using a dual layer pattern of trapezoid shaped shingles.

Metal Roofing

You can also find Matterhorn metal roofing through CertainTeed, which is a lightweight steel roofing designed to resemble slate stone. These metal shingles have gray, green, and brown color mottling. They also feature faux cracking and chipping at the edges like natural slate.

Learn More About Our Roofing Services in New Jersey

When you are ready to get started with your roof installation, turn to RJW Exteriors. We are certified professionals with over 25 years of experience serving New Jersey homeowners. Give us a call or fill out our online form to begin with your free roofing consultation and cost estimate right away.