What roof styles are popular in California? The golden state has some unique roofing needs. Our unique home styles and generally lighter palette match with roof materials that wouldn’t look right in other climates. Plus, our roofs have to contend with extreme sun, so they have to be durable. Here’s our guide to which materials and shingle styles you should consider if you’re in California.

Asphalt Shingles

asphalt shinglesAsphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in California, because they offer high-quality, weather-resistance and easy installation at a low price. As asphalt degrades in the sun’s UV rays, it is important than you choose a quality shingle that ca stand up to intense sun.

At Kelly Roofing we prefer to install CertainTeed asphalt shingles, not just because we can provide two of the industry’s best warranties with them, but because we believe they offer homeowners the best value.

If you’re in California, we suggest you consider CertainTeed’s Landmark Pro® Shingles in these vivid colors:

  • Burnt Sienna
  • Sunrise Cedar
  • Hunter Green

Metal Roofing

metal roofingMetal roofing is also becoming more popular in California. It offers superior longevity, including from the sun’s UV rays, and is virtually maintenance-free.

At Kelly Roofing we install metal roofing from ASC Building Products. They offer top quality and have recently introduced three new colors, all of which can work with California home colors.

Check out their Skyline Roofing line in these colors:

  • Copper Penny
  • Light Taupe
  • Tahoe Blue

Slate and Shake Roofing

slate and shake roofingSlate and shake roofing are popular in certain neighborhoods in California. These are traditional, high cost materials that often require maintenance. While we do install these materials, if you want a more durable or lower cost option, you can choose a CertainTeed shingle that is meant to emulate the look of these unique materials. For shake choose CertainTeed’s Presidential Shake® and Grand Manor® for slate.

Or, if you’re in a historical neighborhood, you may find it is worthwhile to spring for the real slate or shake roofing.

Match Your Neighborhood

Your roof makes up a large portion of your home’s exterior, and therefore is one of the most important elements in curb appeal. The roofing styles that are popular in California aren’t as important as the styles that are popular in your area. Of course, you should focus on choosing a roof material that will match your home and then one that will match your neighborhood.

You can check out what kind of roofing your neighborhood favors by driving by, or by checking out your neighbor’s homes on Google Maps. This may inspire you as to which colors or materials look best with your home. You can choose an unusual color or material that isn’t necessarily found in your neighborhood, but you want to do that with care. You may end up making your home look out of place. Consult a roofing professional before you finalize your color choose.

For tips on which roofing style will best perform on your home, you should talk to a roofer you trust for personalized advice.