Best Roofing Materials
Composite Asphalt Roofing
Asphalt is the most popular roofing material used today, and with good reason. Asphalt roofing systems apply the most advanced architectural roofing technology available. Here, beauty and function meet, to provide you with an affordable option to achieve high quality look, texture and color that requires little maintenance for up to a Double Lifetime! Asphalt roofing can be styled to cedar shakes, tile or wood, so it can compliment virtually any house style. It is resistant to fire and if need be, can be easily repaired.
Also know as "Green Roofs," "Living Roofs" and sometimes even "Oikosteges," this Green option is more than just a color. These roofs are totally covered in vegetation! An Eco-Roof provides benefits to both the surrounding environment and the structure it roofs:
They should be long lasting. This requires proper layering of roof barrier, waterproof membrane, irrigation & soil systems.
There are 2 main types of Green Roofs:
Metal roofing has increased in popularity for residential remodeling and new construction. This is because more recent technologies have corrected some of the setbacks that plagued metal roofing's name in years past. A metallic coating prevents the roof from rusting. It reflects heat in the summer to deter you from turning your AC up and is durable enough to withstand damage from unforeseen mishaps caused by Mother Nature. In fact, metal roofing can reduce your insurance prices because of this durability. When installed with the proper solid underlayments, your home can be silenced from rain and bad weather and for the record, a metal roof does not increase your chances of lightening striking your home. It is not flammable and is the option of choice for many areas where bad weather is concern. The metal can be styled to resemble slate, shakes, tile or the traditional standing seam.
A tile roof is a magnificent one and is the icing on top of countless historical structures. Made of clay, concrete, rubber or polymers, tile roofs can be the most eco-friendly roofing option and are considered to have the lowest life cycle cost. Manufacturing does not deplete natural resources, all waste can be recycled so is not dumped into landfills and because it is so sustainable, waste from re-roofing is not an issue. A tile roof allows breathability, energy efficiency and durability so sound, it can reduce your insurance premiums. Being that clay tiles date back as one of the oldest and most durable roofing materials, it is used for many historic renovations to maintain gloriousness while achieving a nostalgically correct appeal. Whether intended to accomplish a French, English, Spanish, Italian or Colonial style, with roofing tiles, it can be achieved.
Historically, wood was used in all aspects of construction, including roofing. Though it was abandoned for more fire resistant forms of roofing, wood is still used and manufactured today (with the application of fire & rot retardants) for some architectural styles like Colonial and Tudor Revival.
Indisputably one of the most beautiful building materials used for centuries past and present, slate has intrinsic value as well as the value it will add to your home. It has been chosen for some of the most prestigious works of architecture in history! It need not be mentioned that slate will increase your home value and enhance its beauty. Inherent in slate is nostalgic character whether it is brand new or hundreds of years old. Time tested and durable, there is no finer roofing product.
People Who Know Joe
"We were very satisfied with the roof job that you guys did for us. Everything started and finished on time and you guys treated our home with respect."
- Jo Ann & George