Roofing Materials

Macomb Roofers will help you determine whether a metal, clay or concrete tile, slate, or some alternative option is the perfect roofing material for your Macomb area residential or commercial building. Macomb Roofers will inspect your roof and provide you with the best options for roofing material given the immediate surroundings, pitch of your roof, budgetary concerns, and of course, your own particular tastes.

Once found mostly on commercial and farm buildings, metal roofing is now the fastest-growing residential roofing material. There are a variety of metals from which to choose – aluminum, steel and copper to name the most common. They are fireproof, long-lasting and comprised of materials that can be easily recycled. Some metal roofs have lifetime warranties and some styles are strong enough to resist wind and heavy hail. Styles with reflective coatings reduce cooling demand by 10% to 15%. There are a variety of different metals from which to choose:

Corrugated galvanized iron is galvanized steel manufactured with wavy corrugations to resist lateral flexing and then fitted with exposed fasteners. This material is widely used for low cost and durability. Sheds (for example) are normally roofed with this material;

Copper roofs can last for hundreds of years. Copper roofing offers durability, ease of fabrication, and is lighter weight than some other roofing materials. Copper can be curved, requires low maintenance, resists corrosion, is easy to repair, has low thermal movement, protects your property from lightning, shields from radio frequency, and is 100% recyclable. Copper roofs have a high initial cost but last a very long lifetime;

Standing-seam metal with concealed fasteners;

Mechanically seamed metal with concealed fasteners contains sealant in seams for use on very low sloped roofs, suitable for roofs of low pitch such as 0.5/12 to 3/12 pitch;

Flat-seam metal with or without soldered seams;

Steel coated with a colored alloy of zinc and aluminum is quickly becoming a popular selection;

Stone-coated metal roofing.

Clay or concrete tiles

Red clay tiles are an essential feature of Spanish-style homes in much of the Southwest and Florida. In addition to traditional styles, clay and concrete tiles can mimic wooden shingles or shakes, while others look almost like slate. Like metal roofs, clay or concrete tiles have a long lifespan and some have lifetime warranties. Macomb Roofers may not encourage the use of clay or concrete tiles for your Macomb area building despite their beauty and longevity, as both materials are better-suited to relatively dry climates, and can be damaged by hail, break when subject to wind-tossed debris or even hail, and concrete tiles are moss-magnets in damp weather. Each material is fire resistant, but heavy, so the roof structure must be able to support the weight.


If your Macomb area building has a fairly steep roof that sheds water easily, Macomb Roofers may recommend a slate roof. Slate roofs are more common on the East coast as they are quarried in the Northeast states and Virginia. The slates are not glued down to the roof, but rather hang from nails. The material does not burn, sheds snow and rain and lasts a very long time. Slate is expensive and heavy, so the building structure must be able to support the weight. Additionally slate requires a high level of skill to handle installation and repairs. Trust Macomb Roofers to provide your slate roof with the craftsman necessary for this naturally beautiful material.

To schedule a FREE Roof inspection and learn which roofing material may work best for you, contact Macomb Roofers today at +1 586 930 4033 or visit