When it comes to roofing your home, the variety of options out there can be pretty overwhelming. There are so many factors to consider, for example the structure of your home, the weather, or most importantly, your pocket. In our experience there are three main roof types in Carmel that homeowners gravitate towards. 

Having worked in the area for years and having installed many of these roofs ourselves, Impact Roofing can confidently advise on what the most common roof types on Carmel are. Here’s the top three:

Asphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles is the most common roofing type for good reason. For their affordability, they are also durable, can maintain a long lifespan and are very versatile in terms of aesthetics. Certain types of shingles, like architectural shingles, allow for customisation in a range of shapes and sizes. 

They are a common choice especially for sloped roofs, and work well for traditional Carmel home styles like Colonial Revival, Federal and Victorian architecture. 


You’d be forgiven for thinking metal roofs are restricted to ugly, shiny silver boards. Metal roofing has progressed in leaps and bounds to become one of the most viable roofing options for Carmel homes. Metal is extremely versatile and is able to almost take the look and feel of most of the premium roofing alternatives, such as clay and slate for example. Stone-coated metal roofing in particular is a great roofing type for Carmel homes. 


Flat roofs apply for the more contemporary Carmel home. The materials commonly used for flat roofs include gravel and modified bitumen. In our experience, a flat roof is easier to maintain and repair than most other roof types. There is also no threat of losing shingles or boards as a result of strong winds, since the roof is a solid body made with materials impervious to winds. 

This is just a small example of the popular types of roofing materials used across Carmel. For more options and information on which roofing material is best for you, reach out to Impact Roofing today.