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 roofing shingles are the most affordable type of roofing for residential use. While all contain a measure of asphalt, there are some key differences between styles like 3-tab vs. architectural shingle, and they are a very popular choice as they are inexpensive and extremely durable. Asphalt shingles consist of multiple layers of material, with a top layer of granules that provide the shingle with color while protecting the waterproof underlayer from UV rays and fire. Beneath the top layer is an asphalt-coated fiberglass mat that gives strength and durability. 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 much 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.
Composite Shingles: Composite shingles refers to something that is made from several different materials or elements. Composite roofing consists of multiple roofing materials - recycled plastics, rubber, and paper products, asphalt, and fiberglass (among others). Due to the eco-friendly composition, many people refer to composite shingles as plastic roof shingles. In the roofing world, the word composite shingles covers roofing materials that are made from synthetics, similar to what you see with composite deck manufacturers. These shingles come in a variety of styles and colors with the ability to mimic roofing like slate or clay tile. As with asphalt shingles, the top products can last for decades, and while there are also composite asphalt shingles, they are in an entirely different category due to their structure. Impact rating and fire resistance are high with composite roofing shingles, and they don’t require as much maintenance. Many companies use recycled products in their shingles and tiles as well, which makes it one of the greener roofing materials available to homeowners today.
Standing Seam Metal Roofing: Standing Seam Metal Roofing is becoming more and more popular as property owners look for products that last a long time, look modern, and protect their structure. Standing seam metal roofing is defined as a concealed fastener metal panel system that features vertical legs and a broad, flat area between the two legs. It’s also described as having raised seams, or vertical legs, that rise above the panel’s flat area. Standing seam systems can be used for either metal roofing or metal walls. The main idea for standing seam systems is that the fastener is hidden, whether the panel is attached to the roof deck using a clip or is directly fastened to the decking material under the vertical leg (fastener flange). One of the most significant selling points of standing seam metal roofing is the variety of choices and options for customers. These choices stretch far beyond just the panel’s color to include the length, width, profile, shape, thickness, etc. One of these choices is the panel profile type. A panel profile refers to the shape and way two or more panels are seamed together. Depending on what type of roof you have, how steep it is, what environment your property is in, and various other factors, it will dictate what profile you should pick with the help of a contractor or architect. Many panel profiles comprise the standing seam category, including snap-lock, mechanical seam, batten panel, and nail/fastener flange.
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.