Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used type of shingle. They’re reinforced with fiber glass or paper and range in durability; typically 20 to 30 years.
Consists of a wood-fiber base, similar to cardboard, that is saturated with asphalt and coated with colored mineral granules.
Consist of a fiberglass mat, top-and-bottom layers of asphalt and mineral granules. Typically, fiberglass offers greater durability, but their manufacture is important.
Wood Shingles and Shakes
Shakes are typically made of cedar, spruce or treated pine. Hand-split shakes have a rough, textured look on the front and often smooth on the back. Wood shingles are machine sawn smooth on both sides.
Generally, cedar is the highest performing wood for making shakes. But, treated pine shakes also perform well. Shakes are brown or reddish in color when new, but usually fade in the first year to a gray color.
Tile comes in a vast array of beautiful styles, colors and finishes adding to every home’s beauty and architectural styling. There is also a wide selection of carefully blended hues that range from subtle tints to vibrant colors, and wood and slate textures that simulate nature.
Slate (stone) shingles are highly durable (100+ years); but about 3 times heavier per square foot than asphalt. Slate is a bit more difficult to work with and less forgiving than asphalt shingles because they break easily. However, a slate roof can create a colorful, hand-crafted look that adds to the overall appearance of a house.
Metal roofing is a non-combustible, corrosion resistant and fully recyclable product — perfectly suited for today’s needs, lifestyles and environmental priorities. It has outstanding durability and is suitable for extreme weather conditions. It can be installed over existing roofing, eliminating tear off costs, mess and disposal problems.
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