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the perfect roof
what type of material works for your home?
There are many different things to consider when choosing the right roofing material for your home. The pitch of your roof and budget are major things to consider. There are also color, installation requirements, texture, weight, and durability that need to be considered as well. Getting the perfect roof for your home is a big decision and we can help you with that.
Here are some of the different and more common type of roofing materials and the pros and cons:
SHINGLES: Shingles come in a variety of materials and depending on which is chosen, can be cost effective because of how it's made and less extensive installation process.
TYPES OF SHINGLES
ASPHALT: This is the most common of all. Asphalt shingles are light weight and come in a wide variety of colors and are generally the least expensive. You can expect your asphalt shingled roof to last anywhere between 15 to 20 years, depending on the climate and the consistency of roofing maintenance. Things that shorten the life of asphalt shingles are poor attic ventilation, extreme weather conditions, lack of regular maintenance, and lower grade asphalt shingles are open to wind up-lift exposing the layers underneath.
CERTAINTEED PRESIDENTIAL: Presidential Shake IR''s sculpted edges and staggered design combine to give your roof the charm and beauty of authentic wood shakes. Presidential Shake, made of two laminated layers of the industry''s most durable materials, was the first of its kind. No other shingle replicates the look of real wood shakes quite so stunningly.
TORCHDOWN: Is a process used for flat roofs or near flat roofs. Torchdown roofing is less labor intensive which helps keep the cost of labor down. It is applied by heating an adhesive material as it is rolled onto the roof with a torch, hence the name torchdown. A light colored surface can reflect heat therefore potentially reducing energy bills. The smooth surface material will require regular maintenance to pro-long its life expectancy. A second layer can be added to enhance the roof's effectiveness.
TPO or PVC
SINGLE-PLY: Is another process for flat or near flat roofs. It can either be applied to the roof with an adhesive or mechanically fastened to the roof. Either technique is sealed to keep out moisture.
TPO ROOF: Seam strengths are stronger than EPDM roofing. Perfect for going "GREEN" since there are no plasticizers added and a TPO roof does not degrade in UV radiation and is resistant to dirt, bacteria, algae, and debris build-up. The TPO roof membrane is flexible and resistant to tears and impact damage. It is Energy Star Rated and is 100% recyclable making it environmentally friendly. The only real con about a TPO Roof is that the system is fairly new and lifetime expectancy may depend on the manufacturer.
PVC ROOF: has hot air welded seams which creates a watertight permanent seam that is stronger than the membrane itself. Utilizing the lighter colors will reflect heat which can help to reduce the cost of cooling the building. A PVC roof is very durable, can last up to 20 years, resistant to chemicals. Having passed FM and UL fire testing, PVC roofing membranes have an unlimited slope approval. PVC roof is also resistant to wind and is environmentally friendly.
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