Roofing materials for popular Brunswick home styles

Maine weather is tough. We get brutal cold with huge drifts of snow through our winters, and summer brings heat, humidity, and rain. Your roof needs to handle a lot of different weather conditions, so you’ll want to make sure your roofing is ready for all seasons.

Summit Exteriors builds and restores roofs with the best materials for our climate, and we know what works and what doesn’t. Do you need an asphalt shingle roof, a sturdy metal roof, or premium asphalt shingles? Whether you have a colonial, Cape Cod, Georgian, or federal style, we’ve likely put a roof on it.

But what sort of options are available? In this article, we’ll explore some of the roofing options that Summit Exterior offers. You shouldn’t go into a roofing job uninformed, so call our professional staff with any questions.


Asphalt Shingles

The most popular type of roofing material is asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles use asphalt in a layer to shed water and are treated with granules of minerals to reflect ultraviolet light and heat. They’re cheaper than most other roofing options and come in varying sizes and styles to match your style of home.

There are three basic types of asphalt shingles. The cheapest is the three-tab shingle, which is excellent but suffers in high winds. Architectural, or dimensional, shingles are thicker and more durable than three-tab shingles, and they give your home additional curb appeal.

The third type of asphalt shingle is the luxury or premium shingle. It’s usually designed to look like other roofing styles such as cedar or slate, but it’s more expensive than the other two asphalt shingle types, though still cheaper than other roofing materials.



If you’re looking for something other than traditional asphalt shingles, you might consider metal roofing. Most people think of metal roofing on commercial structures, but it makes for an excellent material for residential homes as well and is more environmentally friendly than asphalt shingles, which can’t be recycled.

Durable metal roofing is made from zinc, steel, copper, or aluminum and comes in a variety of styles and colors. It lasts longer than traditional asphalt roofing, and it handles all the weather Brunswick can throw at it. Maintenance on metal roofs costs less than other roofing types, so you won’t have to worry about checking your shingles after high winds or a storm.

Metal roofs are more expensive to install than asphalt shingles. But their endurance, durability, and low maintenance make that higher up-front cost worth it in the end by providing peace of mind and longevity.

Whichever type of roofing material you choose, our qualified and professional staff at Summit Exteriors is here to help. We’ll assess your roofing needs, walk you through the options, help you work within your budget, and give you the great roof you deserve. Don’t let the Brunswick winter sneak up on you without a new roof to handle it.