A Comparison of Roofing Materials Used in Salem, Oregon

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Many homeowners ask, “what roofing material should I ask my Salem roofing company to install?” Here’s a breakdown of the options.

As years have passed, homeowners have found themselves with more and more roofing material options. That’s a great thing, in and of itself, but it also means more time spent researching and trying to find the best fit for your home. In this article, we will break down the features of some of the most popular roofing materials. If you want a free consultation with one of the best roofers in Salem, Oregon, give us a call today and we will discuss your options. With that being said, here is a breakdown of the most popular materials:

Composition/Asphalt Shingles:
Recommended brands: CertainTeed, GAF

  • Wide range of color options
  • Wide range of styles
  • EnergyStar compliant options
  • Natural/common roof look
  • Easy to install (more affordable in many cases)
  • Consistent quality
  • No deck reinforcement required

Metal Roofing Panels:
Recommended brands: Bruce & Dana

  • Wide range of color options
  • Wide range of styles
  • EnergyStar compliant options
  • Long-lasting
  • Great residential roofing warranty options
  • Consistent quality
  • No deck reinforcement required

Stone Tile/Slate Roofing:

  • Natural look
  • Several (but fewer) color options
  • Limited range of style
  • Deck reinforcement required
  • Inconsistent quality
  • Long-lasting
  • Pricier to install
  • Luxurious, natural look

Cedar Shake Roofing:

  • Limited range of color options
  • Limited range of styles
  • Nice, natural look
  • Medium-range lifespan
  • Deck might need reinforcement
  • Generally pricier to install

SteelROCK Galvanized Steel Roofing Tiles:

  • Several color options
  • Several style options
  • Can still achieve natural look, despite being made of galvanized steel
  • Pricier to install
  • Long-term and comprehensive roofing warranties
  • EnergyStar compliant options
  • No deck reinforcement required

PVC Membrane (IB Roofing):

  • No deck reinforcement required
  • Wide range of color options
  • Limited style options
  • EnergyStar compliant options
  • Lifetime warranties for residential customers
  • Very durable and long-lasting
  • Needs to be installed on flat or very low-slope roofs
  • Consistent quality

For most customers, we recommend IB Roofing materials for flat/low-slope roofs, SteelROCK steel roofing materials for longer-term investments, and metal panels or asphalt shingles for most other customers.

If you’re looking for a great roofing company in Salem, Oregon, look no further. Slate & Slate Roofing has been installing high quality roofs in Salem and surrounding areas for nearly 25 years, and has become one of the most trusted names in the business. Give us a call today for a free quote at (503) 585-2338.

Written by
Terry Slate
Terry is the Vice President of Slate & Slate Roofing and has over 28 years of experience with both residential and commercial roofing. He specializes in metal roofing, composition roofing, and PVC membrane roofing.