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While asphalt shingles may be the most common residential roofing material in the U.S., they’re not your only choice. The 21st Century is seeing new types of residential roofing systems as well as a revival of more traditional options, with each one bringing a host of unique strengths and benefits.

Popular Alternatives to Asphalt Shingles

At Spicer Bros. Construction, we offer a wide range of residential roofing options. Read on to learn about the different roofing systems we can install.

Wood Shake Shingles

Wood is a classic roofing material that brings unique charm and elegance to any home. If you’re looking for a roof with an organic and Colonial feel, wood shakes are ideal. This roofing system has fallen in popularity since the introduction of the asphalt shingle, but advances in waterproofing protection have infused our wood shake shingles with high-level durability that matches premium roofing materials.


Metal roofing is fast becoming the new standard in residential roofing. It’s considered a natural upgrade from asphalt shingles due to its longer lifespan and ability to take more punishment. Metal roofs also have superior tolerance to the elements and, unlike asphalt shingles, boast an immunity to warping and staining caused by water damage.


Slate is a premier roofing material that rivals metal in sheer durability. Just like its metal counterpart, slate is a “true” lifetime roofing system, as few roofing materials can match it when it comes to longevity. A slate roof, with proper maintenance, can last over a hundred years. Slate also offers natural beauty and can enhance the look of any architectural style. Like metal roofing, slate also has an extended color palette, which means you have countless design options.

As your local roofing company, we guarantee a flawless and efficient installation. Call Spicer Bros. Construction today at (410) 546-1190 to learn more about the residential roofing systems we offer. We are the roofer of choice among residents in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, DE, and Salisbury, MD.

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