Asphalt shingles are predominantly used for Massachusetts residential roofing.
However, Massachusetts has a higher concentration of slate shingles and cedar shingles than most regions of the U.S. The reason is that there are far more traditional homes and a higher concentration of older homes than in other parts of the country. As we learned in 5th grade History Class, Massachusetts was one of the earliest settlements in the states. Some houses actually date back 150-200 years or more in some cases. This can not be said of areas West of the Appalachian Mountains.
What roofing products are available that mimic traditional slate and cedar shingles?
Slate: Many of the newest asphalt shingles are designed to look like slate shingles.
If you desire a slate-like shingle that’s even more authentic in appearance consider:
Certainteed Symphany, or Lamarite by Tamko.
Cedar Shingles: When it comes to the look of cedar shingles, there aren’t really any roofing products so real looking they’ll fool you. But there are some asphalt shingles that are attractive and rustic looking enough to do the job. Consider Certainteed:
Landmark TL or Presidential TL
We can help you navigate the abundance of roofing products and choose what’s right for your home. Roofing Estimate
Find out how much does a new roof cost.