Most Popular Roofing Materials for Residential Projects

Most Popular Roofing Materials for Residential Projects

In an era when roofing materials are not limited to a few options, beautifying and weatherproofing your roof without ruining your budget is now possible. To help facilitate your decision-making, Koziatek Contracting talks about the three most popular materials on the market:

 Asphalt Shingles

The undisputed choice for steep-slope, residential roofing applications, affordability is the claim to fame of asphalt shingles. Priced at a fraction of the cost of traditional materials, they emulate the look of slate and wood shakes. Beyond aesthetics, high-quality asphalt shingles demonstrate exceptional resistance to the elements, fire, impact and algae. Easy to install, asphalt shingle roof replacement usually takes more or less a week to complete.

An asphalt shingle roof is more than just asphalt shingles, however. It’s imperative to reinforce it with key components and accessories to make it look more beautiful and last longer.


Any honest roofing company would tell you that metal is the hottest material today. A recent study shows its market share grew from 11% in 2015 to 14% in 2016. Considering this was only 3.7% 20 years ago, it’s likely to reach 20% by 2020 at this rate.

Longevity, fire safety, energy efficiency and sustainability are four of the main reasons more Americans are investing in metal roofing systems. Metal roofs can last 50 years or more, don’t go up in flames, reflect a lot of heat and are 100% recyclable.


TPO may be the newest roofing material on the block, but its wealth of benefits rivals that of older single-ply membranes. Any residential and commercial roofing company would attest to TPO’s excellent reflective properties and incredible durability. At the end of their service lives, TPO membranes end up in recycling yards, not landfills. No wonder its stock quickly rose since its introduction over 20 years ago.

All these materials require a unique set of technical skills to guarantee flawless installation. At Koziatek Contracting, we take pride in holding advanced credentials to install different roofing options, specializing in these three.

Contact us today at (314) 837-8262 to talk about your needs and figure out the most suitable replacement material for your home. We provide FREE, no-obligation estimates in St. Louis, MO and nearby areas.