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TYPES OF ROOFS
Asphalt Composite Shingle: (Inexpensive)
The most popular types of shingles for homes.
There are 2 kinds of Asphalt Composite Shingles
1. paper fiber mat- the best for cold weather climates and wind resistance.
2. fiberglass-high fire and moisture resistance.
Concrete tile (Moderate)
Concrete tiles are made from a mixture of cement and sand and are long-lasting and durable with low maintenance. These tiles can be made to resemble traditional clay tiles, slate, or wood shakes. Concrete tiles are heavy and require reinforced roof framing for support. Fire resistance and low wind resistance.
Plastic polymer (Moderate)
Plastic polymer shingles are durable, long-lasting, low maintenance, tiles made from high-tech plastic polymer. Can be made from recycled materials, are light to moderate in weight, and have great fire and wind resistance.
Wood shingles have poor fire resistance but good wind resistance. They are commonly made of rot resistant woods, such as redwood or cedar. Over time, they weather to a gray color. Wood shingles are made from Eco-friendly materials, but have a short lifespan, and require maintenance periodically.
Metal (Moderate to Expensive)
Metal tiles can be made of aluminum, steel, copper, or zinc alloy and are available in sheets or shingles. Metal roofs are lightweight, resistant to both fire and wind, and fairly durable. This product is also Eco-friendly and may be made up of recycled materials and can be recycled when replaced.
Clay Tile (Expensive)
These long lasting tiles that are highly fire resistant and made from natural clay. Clay tiles are not only Eco-friendly but are long lasting with low maintenance. These tiles are extremely heaving and require reinforced roof framing for support.
Slate (Very Expensive)
Slate is the oldest type of roofing materials. It is very durable and resists wind and fire alike. These shingles are made from slate rock which makes them very brittle and expensive. They are heavy in weight so require a reinforced roofing structure for support. These are extremely expensive because are only installed by specially trained workers.