What most residential homeowners desire is a roof that will not only last a long time, but won’t cost an arm and a leg to install. Most residential roofs are replaced, or at least repaired, every ten years. By carefully choosing your residential roofing material, you can help reduce the cost of replacement or push it far into the future. We offer a wide variety of roofing material. See below to find out which style is right for you.
Asphalt Shingles: Asphalt shingles are also known as composition shingles, and they are a very popular choice as they are inexpensive and extremely durable. Once installed, they can last anywhere between 20 to 30 years. These shingles are strong and sturdy, you can even walk on them without causing any damage. They are fire resistant, and the most popular choice for shingles in today’s homes. Asphalt shingles can be manufactured in a wide range of colors and styles.
Wood Shingles: Wooden roof shingles were lightweight, made with simple tools, and easily installed. With today’s building new fire standards wood singles have become obsolete. Wood roofing comes in 2 types; shingles and shakes. Shingles have a smooth finish and are cut to a particular size. Although wood provides a very unique look to a home, it demands a lot of maintenance. Using this material for roofing can be a costly affair, as insects and rot can damage the material easily.
Cedar Shingles: This type of roofing shingles have been around for quite a long time. Cedar shingles are very good looking and add to the royal look of a home. Cedar shingles come in cinnamon, honey and silvery gray colors, but people avoid using this type of roofing because it is not resistant to fire at all. Cedar shingles require regular cleaning and care, otherwise their appearance may fade within a short time.
Slate Shingles: Slate is considered the most sophisticated and stylish of all roofing material. Slate comes in a variety of textures, colors and quality levels. Roofs with natural slate shingles are very durable, and with the proper maintenance they can last indefinitely. Slate tiles are resistant to insects, weather, and they can also provide good protection against fire. Slate is very heavy so it is critical to make sure that your roof can withstand the extra weight.
Concrete Shingles: Concrete manufactured cement and sand have been very popular choices for roofs in recent years. Concrete roofing is long lasting and requires very little maintenance. Concrete tiles are light weight and resistant to shattering, high winds, extreme temperatures, hail, and fire.
Clay Tile Shingles: Clay tiles shingles are very common in warmer climate areas such as Florida and California. Clay tiles can be overlapping or interlocking. They provide superior fireproof protection and durability. Clay tiles do not absorb the sun’s heat as much as other types of roofing which makes them a good choice for houses in warm climates.