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Wantage, NJ 07461
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There are many types of roofing materials, some brand new, with a range of advantages and disadvantages. You can re-roof with the same type of roofing material that you currently have or investigate alternatives. Some materials are environmentally friendly and some are long-lasting or low maintenance.

Before making your choice, consider the life-cycle cost of your roofing material. Some materials, though much more expensive, require less maintenance and have a longer life expectancy than others. An asphalt composition roof might last just 20 years whereas a metal roof might last more than 50 years. Consider both the current and potential value of your home, and its age when calculating whether a roofing material is actually "too expensive." It might just be more cost-effective in the end.

Descriptions of Roofing Choices Currently Available...



Standing Seam Metal Roof

\Metal Standing Seam

See out entire section of Metal Roofing Types.

Can be Used on Any House from Contemporary to Historic
  • Longevity
  • Durability
  • Safety
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environmentally Friendly

Source: State Farm™ Insurance

  • Affordability
  • Noisiness
  • Expansion & Contraction
  • Color Match Inconsistency
  • Performance

Source: State Farm™ Insurance

Composition (asphalt shingles)


Can be Used on Any House from Contemporary to Historic
  • Inexpensive
  • 3-tab Shingle to Architectural Shingles w/Extra Durability
  • Multiple Colors, Types, & Manufacturers
  • Easily Repaired
  • Fire Resistant
  • Relatively Short Life-span (15–30 years)
  • Scars Easily when Hot
  • Subject to Mildew and Moss
  • Environmentally Unfriendly

Wooden Shingles or Shakes

Wooden Shakes

Bungalow, Ranch, Contemporary, Cottage, Historic
  • Natural Look Weathering to a Soft Grey
  • Offers Some Insulation Value
  • Blends with Environment
  • Easy to Repair or Replace
  • Long Lasting if Maintained (30–50 years)
  • Expensive
  • Requires Professional Installation
  • High Maintenance
  • Tends to Rot, Split, Mold, and Mildew
  • Poor Fire Rating unless Pressure Treated

Metal (steel, aluminum, tin, copper)

Metal Shakes

Bungalow, Ranch, Contemporary, Cottage, Historic
  • Available in Different Looks e.g., Cedar Shingles, Slate, Standing Seam
  • Many Colors
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Long Life Span (50 years)
  • Low Maintenance
  • Can be Installed Over Existing Roofs
  • Excellent Performance in High Wind, Hail and Rain
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Installation Difficulty
  • Expensive
  • Periodic Painting

Tile (concrete, clay)


Mediterranean, Italian, French Eclectic, Spanish Eclectic, Beaux Arts, Mission, and Prairie
  • Non-combustible
  • Many Colors and Styles
  • Attractive
  • Fireproof
  • Easily Maintained
  • Extremely Durable when Maintained
  • Expensive
  • Heavy
  • Primarily Used in New Buildings because of Structural Requirements
  • Installation and Repairs can be Tricky
  • Fragile



Colonial, French, Italian Art, Exotic Revivals, Chateaus, Beaux Arts
  • Beautiful and Distinctive
  • Fireproof
  • Long Life Span
  • Low Maintenance
  • Very Expensive
  • Requires Specialized Installation
  • Heavy
  • Fragile
  • High Maintenance

Concrete (fiber reinforced)


Virtually Any Style House
  • Many Colors and Styles e.g., Shakes, Tile, and Stone
  • Relatively Lightweight
  • Fire and Insect Resistant;
  • Meet Many of the More Restrictive Fire Codes
  • Low Maintenance
  • Extremely Durable
  • Resource Efficient
  • Can be Expensive
  • Uneven Quality

Flat Roof

Hop-mopped Asphalt

Flat-roofed California-style Modern
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to Repair
  • Stinks
  • Health Risk to Installers
  • Fumes Promote Smog

Fiberglass (glass-reinforced plastic – GRP)


Virtually Any Style House
  • Exceptionally Waterproof
  • Relatively Lightweight
  • Many Shapes & Colors
  • Least Expensive
  • Wood Appearance or Slate
  • Pliable & Tear-proof
  • Environmentally Safe
  • Little Value in Reducing Heat Gain
  • Fragile
  • Easily Chipped
  • Not Recommended for Cold Weather Areas

Engineered Rubber/Plastic

Engineered Plastic

Virtually Any Style House
  • 1/3 the Weight of Slate
  • Long Lasting (30–50 years)
  • Cost Effective
  • Attractive
  • Available in Range of Colors & Styles
  • Made of Reclaimed Materials
  • New to Market

Rosselli Roofing & Siding specialize in difficult assignments, frequently using extraordinary materials and demanding techniques. So, if you're looking for something unique or just a project done correctly, you've come to the right professionals to do the jobWe've Got You Covered!

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