Installing a roof with asphalt shingles is one of the most budget friendly options when it comes to roofing. Asphalt shingles are the most widely used roofing product in Northern America – and with reason. This roofing system has been widely adapted since its inception in the early 1900’s due to its ease of installation, economic price, and colorful granule pallets that are sure to appease even the pickiest home owner. There are multiple variations in the asphalt shingle family, for almost every roofing look, from slate to shake, there is an asphalt equivalent so you can have the advantages of asphalt while keeping the look that you love.
Find out more about the variations of asphalt shingles below:
The lowest & most economic level of asphalt shingles. Every major shingle manufacturer has a variation of the classic.
Mid grade of asphalt shingle roofing that is very common in residential roofing. In most areas of the country they are said to last 30-50 years.
A designer shingle on the more expensive end of asphalt shingle products. They are said to last 50+ years in most areas of the country.
Designer shingles on the higher end of the pricing spectrum. An excellent looking shingle that gives your home a grandiose look.
Designer shingles on the higher end of the roofing spectrum. They provide the tile look with the benefits of an asphalt based shingle.
FLAT / LOW-SLOPE ROOFING
A roof that is nearly flat or moderately pitched is known as a flat roof or a low-slope roof. No roof should be completely flat because it needs to have at least a small slope in order to drain. Modern low-slope roofs or flat roofs often use a continuous membrane covering which can better resist pools of still water. These membranes are applied as a continuous sheet that is bonded together with heat welding or adhesives. More expensive options use sealed metal copper or tin. These metal roofs have soldered interlocking systems that make up the roof.
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A premium, self-adhering SBS modified bitumen roofing material.
CONCRETE & CLAY TILE
Concrete tiles are one of te premier roof systems that have benefits of long life expectancy ratings in harsh climates. While an asphalt shingle will deteriorate and leak in only a little more than a decade in harsh climates, a concrete or clay tile roof will last up to three times as long. Concrete and clay tile roofs are a more expensive roofing system, as opposed to a standard asphalt shingle, they have many benefits including:
Tile roofs have been historically shown to sell faster than a standard roof.
Tile roofing will often carry a lower cooling bill due to the deadened air space between the decking and the tiles.
Most tile roofs will qualify for wind mitigation insurance discounts unavailable to asphalt shingles.
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Concrete & Clay Tile
Eagle roofing tile is a premier concrete tile manufacturers that we install. Eagle comes highly recommended by many experts in the roofing tile world.
Concrete & Clay Tile
Entegra roofing tile is another one of the concrete tile manufacturers that we choose to install due to their reputation of pure excellence in the roofing community.