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Roof Types

Roof Types

Asphalt Shingle Roofs
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in the US. They are the least expensive when compared to the cost of metal, wood, slate, concrete or clay tile. Asphalt roofs are easier to maintain and there is generally less repairs required then with other roof materials.

Metal Roofs
Metal roofs are generally made of corrugated galvanized steel which is coated with zinc and then roll-formed into corrugated sheets. Other types of metal roofs include tin, steel, aluminum and copper. Metal roofs are often more durable, eco-friendly, energy-efficient and last longer however they are generally more expensive to install and repair.

Tile Roofs
Clay and concrete tile roofs are more fire resistant. Clay tiles can cost 30-50% more than concrete. Concrete tiles come in lightweight or standard weight which can weigh up to twice as much. Lightweight tile is installed when the structure cannot bear the weight of standard. It costs more and is harder to maintain.

Flat Roofs
Flat roofs use a PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) single-ply membrane. These single-ply membranes are the most popular flat roofing materials used for residential and commercial roofing.

Please contact us to discuss what roof types will be best for your needs.