Shingles are a very popular pitched roofing material. Shingles are affordable, lightweight, energy efficient and eco friendly. Shingles come in asphalt, metal, composite, slate, clay and concrete.


When selecting which kind of shingle you’d like to use it’s important to consider the following:

➦ Price

➦ Quality

➦ Design Goals

➦ Durability Needs

➦ Energy Efficiency Goals

➦ Maintenance Requirements

➦ Environmental Friendliness Goals

Shingles are available in many different Materials NYBestroofer technicians are trained to install and repair all roofs and shingle types. Here are the pros and cons of each.

Asphalt Shingles

These shingles are reinforced with fiberglass and organic materials like wood. They are fireproof, waterproof and flexible enough to withstand the weight of snowfall. People looking to install asphalt shingles are usually people searching for the cheapest, and easiest shingle installation option.

Metal Shingles

Metal shingles consist of aluminum, steel, copper, or an alloy molded into a variety of different shapes. It is among the most energy-efficient of all shingles due to its ability to reflect sunlight, rather than absorbing it, reducing home cooling costs. Its resistant to rain, rot, wind, fire, and hail.

Composite Shingles

Composite shingles are made up of a polymer, plastic, or rubber and are sold in many colors and styles. These shingles mimic the look and feel of shingles made out of organic material such as wood or slate. This type of shingle should only be installed by an experienced roofer like Waterproof, other less experienced roofers often install compost shingles incorrectly.

Slate Shingles

Slate shingles can offer a beautiful classical look to your home. Slate is produced out of a naturally occurring stone, making it highly durable. It is resistant to heat, hail, snow, moisture, and is noncombustible, providing an advantage against airborne sparks that could cause a fire. Because of this material's durability and longevity, slate roofs require the least amount of maintenance. If a slate roof is within your price range, it can also increase the value of your home’s property value.

Clay and Concrete Shingles

Clay and concrete shingles are popular in the southwest and heat prone regions. Not only do clay and concrete bring a spanish villa-type style to your curb appeal, but they are also great for reducing heat in the home. Clay and concrete shingles reflect the sun conserving heat and air conditioning.

Roofing Shingles come in thousands of shapes and colors, NYBestroofer only sources from the following trusted Manufacturers:

Get a Quote

available from 8am – 6pm

Address 521 DeKalb Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11205


NYBestroofer is a full service roofing company, servicing the New York City area. We specialize in all roof types, for both residential and commercial applications.


© 2021 NYBestroofer

Skip to content