Available Roofing Options
Available Roofing Options
A new roof will more than likely be the biggest investment you put into your home. The right materials, color, and professional installation can increase the value of your home, but improper, aged or substandard roofing installation can leave a costly and unsafe impact. Shield Roofing & Construction continuously increased our knowledge of all the roofing products available. This allows us to show you all the roofing material choices that we have available for you that will add more value to your home.
There are a wide variety of roofing options available today, and it’s sometimes a difficult decision to make as to what’s best for your home.
We have many different manufacturers that we use so you have plenty of different color options and styles to choose from. We have listed the different manufacturers that we use and the types of shingles they offer that we can install. But if you want to make the best choice for your home, brochures and shingles samples will provide you with the best information.
Because of the many decisions you’ll have to make when it comes to getting a new roof, we hope you will allow us to help you narrow down the best option for your home.
Natural Roofing Options
Wood shakes and wood shingles are manufactured from western red cedar, cypress, pine and redwood trees. A quality hardwood roof can last up to 50 years. Wood shingle roofs are also sought after by homeowners who are looking for a more historic and traditional look to complement their English-style cottages or upscale homes. It is important to note however, that they require careful maintenance since wood is more likely to rot than other materials; although cedar is more decay resistant as compared to other tree species.
If you are considering an American-made product, slate is an excellent option. It is quarried in the Northeastern United States and easily lasts up to 50 years. It has become popular for its earthy, yet refined appearance. Slate is the most expensive roofing option on the market; however, the value it can add to your home, its durability, and longevity make it cost efficient in the long run.
Concrete tiles are made from sand, water, cement and pigments, and are not fired like clay tiles, but cured. The curing process makes them sturdy enough to be transported and laid within a few days of manufacture, and they get stronger over time. Few roof products are as beautiful or enduring as concrete roof tiles. Concrete tile is available in several different colors and a couple of textures. The surface texture of the tile can be smooth or rough. Most are color impregnated rather than just slurry coated. With so many styles and colors to choose from, you’ll find that adding a tile roof to your home is one of the easiest and most effective ways to complement your lifestyle and increase the value of your home.
Rubber roofing is an extremely durable membrane that is widely used in low-slope buildings. When properly applied, it has a life cycle of 25 years. Rubber roof maintenance is lowered by the streamline and durable nature of the materials. It is great for preventing leaks and is often installed for roofs that have problems with weathering, failing joints, and inflexibility. The minimized need for repair and upkeep makes EPDM roofing an excellent choice for businesses.
Low-Cost, High-Quality Faux Roofing Options
Asphalt shingles are perhaps the most commonly used shingle type in roofing today. At Shield Roofing & Construction, our roofing contractors use only the highest quality asphalt roofing shingles, taking into account the physical aspects of the shingle, such as the matting, asphalt, and granules, as well as the fire rating when making their selections. When it comes to selecting a residential roofing system for your home, asphalt roofing shingles provide Beautiful, Affordable and Reliable roofing solution for any residential roof.
Architectural Roofing or Laminated Roofing
Architectural roofing shingles provide stunning three-dimensional appearance. Some of the most attractive architectural roofing shingles simulate cedar wood shakes. These shingles are quite thick with random slots similar to real shakes. Another unique architectural shingle design imitates the look of slate without the weight issues that normally accompany those materials. These architectural roofing shingles do not require any additional roof support as slate would.
Composite shingles are so named because they are a composite of various roofing materials. Composition shingles are made of a fiberglass mat at their core, and the exterior is an asphalt coating that is weather resistant. This exterior is embedded with crushed rock. The size and thickness of shingles depends on the manufacturer’s own construction. This combination creates a very high quality and extremely durable shingle.
Fiberglass Shingle Roofing
Fiberglass shingles are a relatively new material when it comes to roof installations and repair. Generally, fiberglass shingles are a type of asphalt shingles consisting of fiberglass mats. These are often considered to be a more cost-effective alternative to traditional felt mats. At Shield Roofing & Construction, our roofing contractors use only the highest quality fiberglass roofing shingles, taking into account the physical aspects of the shingle, such as the matting, asphalt, and granules, as well as the fire rating when making their selections.
Faux Slate Roofing
Faux slate roof is probably the best attempt to get the “real slate roof” look while avoiding or at least minimizing the disadvantages of a real slate roof. Synthetic slate has a higher number of safety features because it typically contains impact modifiers that help withstand any damage that the roof takes during a storm as well as a high resistance to fire. Synthetic slate roofing is also environmentally friendly, at the end of its lifetime all types of synthetic slate can be recycled.
Metal roofing is a broad term that covers the styles and materials one can choose from when outfitting your roof with metal. We have come a long way with metal roofing design; there are various styles of metal roofing now available:
- Vertical Panels or Standing Seam
- Metal Shake
- Metal Tile
- Metal Shingle/Slate
Shield Roofing & Construction specializes in metal roofing repairs, metal roofing replacements, new metal roofing construction, and metal roofing inspections. Our professional metal roofing installers are committed to providing excellent service while using the high quality products from Union Corrugating.
Many homeowners prefer copper roofing for its warmth and distinctive beauty. Many years of traditional practice have proven that copper roofs can last for centuries. Among your choices of roofing materials, copper ranks among the highest for resistance to the elements. Copper is a relatively easy material to work with, so if your property has unique roofing angles, domes, turrets or gables, do not shy away. Beauty, practicality, durability and traditional luxury, embodied, are copper roofing.
Steel roofing options can be broken down into 3 main categories:
Corrugated Galvanized Steel is little more than raw wrought iron steel coated with zinc. It is generally used in corrugated sheets and is one of the most common metal roofing types available.
Stainless Steel is often chosen for its aesthetics. However, it serves a more functional purpose since it is well suited for harsher climates. It is most commonly available in seam profiles, but shingles are another, more decorative option.
Stone Coated Steel has a beautiful ceramic appearance and is created by using an emulsion coating of zinc and aluminum-bound stone granules coated with an acrylic gel overlay. The coating is virtually impossible to remove and is extremely durable.
Commercial and Heavy-Duty Roofing Options
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is the fastest growing segment in the commercial roofing industry. TPO roofing in Kentucky, Ohio, & West Virginia offers you energy savings, and strong protection for your commercial building. It stands up to hail, leaking, and tearing in the worst Colorado weather. Applied with our expertise, it is the ideal single-ply membrane. You can start saving on energy bills right away.
EDPM Rubber Roofing
EPDM is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane widely used in low-slope buildings. It has two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene. EPDM roofs are highly resistant to weathering, ozone, and surface damage. It is flexible in cold weather and still has high fire and heat resistance. You can't go wrong choosing EPDM for low-slope roofs and flat roofs that need to be waterproof and durable against the harsh weather Kentucky, Ohio, & West Virginia can have.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin or TPO Membrane Roofing
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is the fastest growing segment in the commercial roofing industry. It is composed of polypropylene and ethylene propylene polymers reinforced with polyester. TPO roofing in Kentucky, Ohio, & West Virginia offers you energy savings, and strong protection for your commercial building. It stands up to hail, leaking, and tearing in the worst Colorado weather. Applied with our expertise, it is the ideal single-ply membrane. You can start saving on energy bills right away.