For new roofs, we have a team of highly skilled roofers that will make the entire process as smooth as possible for you.
Types of New Roofs
Sometime ago, slate, asphalt shingles, clay or concrete tiles were about the sole roofing options available. Today we use advanced roofing materials that provide an unmatched range of alternatives, as well as new looks for existing materials.
The most important thing to note is, the right roof for you really depends on your climate, your budget and your house. To see what’s best in your area, you can always give us a call.
Here is a list of different types of roofing we have to offer you:
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing materials because they’re effective in all environmental conditions. Quality varies widely but we always use the best. The shingles are not made to last forever but it can be replaced after about 20 years. If your building is in a hail prone area, consider impact resistant shingles which have a UL 2218 Class 4 rating.
These are advanced solar collectors that blend effortlessly into existing shingles, generating up to 1 kilowatt of energy per 100 square feet. They’re quite suitable for sunny roofs in communities that forbid typical solar panels. While they’ll help offset energy costs with solar power , they also cost quite traditional solar options.
Metal roofing is available in vertical panels or shingles resembling slate, tile and shake – and it lasts about 50 to 60 years. This material excels at shedding off heavy snow and rain, it won’t burn and it resists high winds. It is also lightweight and may be installed over existing roofs. However, metals are often noisy during rainstorms, and should dent from hail. Costs vary depending on the type and elegance of metal. Corrosion also varies by material.
Slate roofing lasts more than 100 years. It is fire resistant, is waterproof and cannot be attacked by mold and fungus. Slate is effective in wet climates but is dear , heavy and should be easily broken when stepped on. Keep this in mind if you reside in a neighborhood that experiences hail.
Rubber slate looks natural and should be cut with a knife to suit intricate roofs like those found on Victorian homes. Rubber slate roofs can last 100 years but are often damaged by satellite dishes and walking – so can also be vulnerable to damage by hail, almost like slate. Roofing professionals that are trained to put in rubber slate could also be hard to seek out .
Interlocking panels imitate slate, clay or shingles and withstand damage caused by heavy rains, high winds, uplifting, hail and freeze-thaw cycles. Consequently, they’re a cheap , effective choice for wet, windy regions or areas susceptible to wildfires. Some stone-coated steel roofs are warranted so long as the house remains standing.
Green roofs are covered with plants and may improve air quality, reduce water runoff and insulate homes to scale back urban heat islands. Nevertheless, they also have added structural support, thermal insulation, a vapor barrier, waterproofing, water filtration, drainage, soil, compost and plants. Their estimated lifespan is 40 years.
Clay and concrete roof tiles can hold out against damage from hurricanes, tornadoes or lands up to 125 miles per hour and even earthquakes, according to a study carried out by the University of Southern California for the Tile Roofing Institute. They are good in warm, dry climates. They may require extra support in touch their weight, and that they are likely to interrupt when walking on.
Clay and Concrete Tiles
Built-up Felt Roofing
This heavy roofing is made up of layers of asphalt, tar or adhesive topped with an aggregate and is usually for flat roofs. Tar and gravel roof, which is also for flat roofs, are best for roof-top decks with heavy pedestrian traffic . Felts usually come in above medium rolls and are installed in one to three layers over a structural roof deck with an optional insulation layer in-between. Felt layers are ideally bonded using heat.
These roofs sometimes become sticky in the summer, and it is harder to shovel snow off of those roofs when compared to smooth surfaces. They can last 20 to 25 years.
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