Popular Roofing Types: What Roofing Trends do Buyers Like Most?

Popular Roofing Types for HomeownersChoosing the right type of roofing for your Myrtle Beach home is extremely important. Not only do you want your roof to hold up in a storm but you also want a roof that last a for a long time. Replacing a roof is not necessarily an inexpensive project, which is why it is important to choose the right roof type the first time with the guidance of local professionals. There are several types of roofing that are more popular than others for a variety of reasons.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are some of the most popular options for roofing types today because of a variety of reasons. They tend to be lower in cost than other options, are easy to find, and they also come in many different colors and style to fit the home design. They come in two different types: organic and fiberglass. The organic shingles are usually made from recycled felt paper and have a layer of asphalt to make them waterproof. Organic shingles are more durable than the fiberglass option but also tend to be more expensive. Fiberglass roof shingles have the same asphalt layer but also have a fiberglass mat on top of the asphalt. There is also usually a ceramic covering of granules to reflect UV rays which can help deflect some heat, although not as much as some of the other roofing options.


A metal roof is made from metal panels pieced together and is characterized by its impermeability and longevity. According to Myrtle Beach roofing expert Monarch Roofing, metal roofing comes in both light and dark colors to reflect the heat effectively in the summer and insulate homes in the winter. There are five main types of metal used for roofing (steel, copper, aluminum, zinc, and tin) which have their pro's and con's. Seeking the guidance of an area professional is key when choosing the right metal roof for your South Carolina home. 

Cedar Shake

Cedar shake is a wooden shingle for roofing. They tend to be an option for homeowners who are looking for a durable roofing material that will last a long time and looks a bit more visually appealing than an asphalt shingle on a roof. One of the best benefits is that they can stand up to any climate. They naturally resist UV damage in hot and sunny areas and they can withstand rougher weather and a lot of water. There are even some options on the market that have a fire resistant coating. Beyond that, cedar is a natural insulator so this option can help with some energy efficiency in a home. They are difficult to install, however, which can make installation a bit more expensive and adds to the overall cost of the roof. This is also a type of roofing material that should not be installed without a Myrtle Beach professional.


Even though the asphalt shingle is the most popular roofing option, tile roofing has a few added advantages to its use. This is one of the most durable roofing types available in the market. It can last anywhere from 50 to 100 years if it is maintained properly. It does tend to be a bit more expensive of an option but it does not need to be replaced nearly as often. In fact, with how durable it is, it may not need to be replaced at all within the lifetime of an individual. Tile roofing also gives a home a bit of a European look that can being its own design advantage. It comes in a variety of colors and sizes to choose from. A common color choice is the deep red that is seen in the Mediterranean-style of homes in the Grande Dunes area, but there are a lot more available to choose from in the market than that. It also provides a good amount of insulation and reduces some heat transfer so that some energy savings can occur as a result.

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These are some of the most popular roofing options because they offer the most benefits. However, there are plenty of pro's and con's to each option you need to keep in consideration for your home's prospective buyers. Seeking guidance from an experienced real estate agent, as well as a local roofing professional are key steps to selecting the right roofing choice for your Myrtle Beach home. 

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