The traditional materials are once again widely available today, as are tradespeople who work with them. Wood shingles, clay tile, slate, metal, quarter-sawn clapboards, cement stucco: these materials telegraph the style, character, and quality of the house.
Even if you live in a house from the bungalow era, chances are your roof is covered in asphalt. Nothing wrong with that: at $1 to $3 per square foot, the ubiquitous asphalt shingle is by far the most affordable roof you can buy.
These companies, selected by the editors, offer period-friendly roofing and siding suitable for Bungalows, Tudors, Foursquares, and other Craftsman-era homes, as well as new ones of the Arts & Crafts Revival.