A wide variety of roofing materials are available to homeowners considering roof replacement or installation, including asphalt shingles, tile roofing, metal roofing and more. It's important to consider several factors what choosing the best roofing material for your home, including the slope and complexity of the roof, the style of the house, and the local climate.
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Asphalt shingles can replicate the appearance of wood and slate.
Although these terms are used interchangeably, most roof shingles used today are technically known as asphalt fiberglass shingles. Modern shingles have a fiberglass mat embedded in them to offer extra strength and tear resistance.
These shingles are the most popular type of roofing for sloped roofs because of their affordability, durability, easy installation, and the wide range of colors available. Premium grades of "laminated" asphalt fiberglass shingles are typically warrantied for 50 years.
Tile roofs are generally associated with Spanish style houses, but clay and concrete roofing products can be used with other architectural styles as well.
Clay and concrete tile roofing are commonly linked because they are both masonry roofing materials that require similar installation. For both clay and concrete molding, roofing tiles are designed to overlap and/or interlock with adjacent tiles.
Clay and concrete tile roofs are excellent in hot, dry climates, but they shouldn't be installed in areas where heavy, regular rain and freezing temperatures are common.
Metal roofing varieties range from standing seam styles to shingle look-a-likes.
Metal roofing is a broad category that features factory-formed and finished roofing panels as well as roofing panels that are cut and formed at the building site. Metal roofing has a long history of use on houses, farm structures and commercial buildings. Metal roofing is limited in that it can't be used for complex or curved roofs, but many metal roofs can be installed directly over a worn-out roof without tearing off the old roofing material.
Corrugated metal roofing panels are a great fit for sheds and other garden structures.
Corrugated roofing is well known for it's distinct appearance as a thin sheet that contains a symmetrical pattern of alternating ridges and grooves. Corrugated roofing usually comes in sheet form, some manufacturers do provide large shingles. Corrugated roofing can be made from steel, polycarbonate or an asphalt-fiberglass composite, and is more appropriate for agricultural and commercial buildings and small sheds than houses. One important positive of corrugated roofing is that it can be fastened down over an existing shingled roof.
Make sure you hire an experienced professional when working with flat roofing due to the potential of leaks
Flat roofing is closely related to “low-slope” roofing because of the similar treatments used on both. Residential and commercial buildings are commonly treated with single-membrane systems like EPDM or rubber roofing, thermo-polyolefin (TPO) roofing and PVC roofing. Metal roofing is an option for low-slope roofs, but not for flat roofs.
High-density Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing is an alternative system that coats the roof with a continuous layer of foam insulation that can also serve as the finished roof surface (as long as a protective coating is applied over the foam).
Slate is king of roofing materials but finding someone who can install or repair it may be a challenge.
Most roofing slate used in the U.S. comes from slate deposits in Vermont and Pennsylvania.
Expensive to manufacture and tricky to install, this "stone" roof is among the most expensive available. When properly installed and maintained, a slate roof can last for 75 years or more.
Owens Corning offers a wide variety of shingle options, all of which meet the highest standards of quality, durability, and appearance. The three main categories are architectural, specialty, and traditional shingles. Architectural shingles are available in many lines, including TruDefinition Duration Shingles and Oakridge Shingles. Similarly, specialty shingles include Devonshire Shingles, Berkshire Collection Shingles, Duration Premium Cool Shingles, and TruDefinition Duration Storm Impact Resistant Shingles.
Headquartered in Joplin, Missouri since 1944, TAMKO serves its customers with innovative, professional-grade roofing and decking products.
GAF offers three distinct levels of shingle quality and protection, plus a remarkably affordable slate shingle option. We'll help you select the one that is right for your home's design and location.
Affordable basic protection for projects on a limited budget.
Protect and beautify your home with Timberline®, North America's #1-selling shingles. Timberline® shingles now have a lifetime limited warranty!
Beautiful, stylish, and exceptionally durable, Designer Lifetime shingles will make your home the envy of the neighborhood!
Headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, CertainTeed is a leading North American manufacturer of building materials and specializes in the production of high quality roofing and other materials including vinyl siding, trim, fence, railing, decking, insulation, gypsum, and ceiling products.
CertainTeed manufactures a variety of high quality, durable asphalt roofing systems. Asphalt roofing shingles are the most commonly used covering on residential properties in the market. Asphalt’s primary purpose in roofing shingles is to serve as a waterproofing agent. Asphalt also holds the granules in place and adds to the overall strength of the roofing shingle. The best asphalt will stay flexible and will not dry out or become hard or brittle for the expected life of the roofing shingle.
Strip asphalt roofing shingles are single-layered asphalt roofing shingles typically designed to look like slate. Strip roofing shingles are usually the lightest weight asphalt roofing shingles available in the market. Built on a tough fiberglass base, each shingle provides resistance to blow-off and tearing.
Dimensional asphalt roofing shingles are manufactured as multi-layered products and provide a thicker and richer appearance on the roof (a multi-dimensional look). Dimensional roofing shingles typically are heavier weight than strip roofing shingles and usually have improved warranty protections, which can range from 30-years to Lifetime.
Premium asphalt roofing shingles are usually described as laminated shingles that have a differentiated appearance or functionality from traditional dimensional asphalt roofing shingles. These products may have designs that mimic “old-world” roofing shingles, like natural slate or natural shake roofing shingles. CertainTeed’s Grand Manor™, Presidential Shake™ and Centennial Slate™ shingles are prime examples of premium roofing shingles that provide an enhanced aesthetic appeal.
Alden Roofing is a full-service roofing contractor, specializing in everything from new roof installations, roof repairs and maintenance to total roof replacements. No matter what type of roofing material or job, we always provide quality workmanship, excellent customer service and a long-lasting, durable roof over your head.
Our roofers work throughout the Greater Austin area, including Georgetown, Pflugerville, San Antonio, Killeen, Austin, New Braunfels, Round Rock, Copperas Cove, San Marcos, Cedar Park and many parts of Texas. Call us at 1-512-246-8600 today to schedule an appointment for a roofing estimate.
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