Composition asphalt shingles are one of the most widely used materials for roofing applications. These types of shingles work great over hip roofs, garages, sheds and on almost every roof. They come in a variety of colors, to match any home.
Wood Shake and Shingles
. Perhaps the greatest advantage of all is the natural beauty of cedar and the way in which it gracefully ages into a beautiful grayish silver tone. Cedar wood is long-lasting, making it an ideal roofing material. Cedar lasts at least 10 years longer than common roofing materials, like asphalt. Cedar wood shingles and shakes are also resistant to strong winds and are durable in hurricanes, heavy rains, hail storms, snowstorms and other types of severe storms. Cedar wood roofs are also energy efficient, providing a natural insulation up to two times that of asphalt shingles. This allows you to conserve home heating and cooling costs, and significantly save on energy bills.
Torch down roofing is a type of roofing that consists of levels of modified bitumen--similar to asphalt--heat-adhered to layers of fiberglass. Used only for flat or nearly-flat roofs, torch down roofing is an excellent means of preventing moisture build-up and obviating the need for constant maintenance. Though not recommended for use in areas of especially heavy rain or snow, torch down roofing is generally available everywhere, and can be applied in a few hours with a relatively simple process.
Metal roofs can be put on both low slope and steep pitch roofs. When properly installed, a metal roof should last as long as the house, sealing out water, surviving high winds, and easily shedding off snow.
TPO and PVC
(No longer installing)
PVC or vinyl flat roof installation is fairly straightforward. Prepare the roof deck, lay the material, weld the seams and attach the flashing. The main difference comes with the method in which the material is adhered to the roof. There are three main methods of installing vinyl flat roofing.
(No Longer installing)
Minimal maintenance combined with proven longevity equals low life-cycle costs based on a “per year” expense. This material is environmentally friendly and includes a PVC membrane reinforced and coated to a polyester fabric mat through a spread-coating process providing durability plus UV, mildew and salt resistance.