There are more types and styles of roofing to choose from today than ever before. While each has its advantages and shortcomings, they all can add a distinctive design element to your home. So which one is right for you?
- Asphalt Shingles – Arguably the most popular of all roofing materials. Relatively inexpensive with many color choices available. They’re a combination of a backing (either fiberglass or an organic material like cellulose), asphalt and mineral granules. Upgraded, Architectural and designer shingles offer more longevity and better warranties.
- Wood shingles – Wood roofing shingles have been around a long time and continue to be a good roofing choice. They’re typically made from cypress, redwood, pine and western red cedar. They’re a good choice for more steeply-pitched roofs that can show off the nicely textured visually aesthetic that they naturally offer. One of the biggest considerations regarding a wood roof is its susceptibility to fire and whether your building code will allow the use of a wood roof. Wood roofs can be treated to be fire retardant but they won’t be fireproof and over time the fire-resistant properties may degrade.
- Clay or Concrete Tiles– Variety is the spice of life. And clay or concrete roofing tiles offer an array of profiles, styles, finishes and colors.Of the two, clay tiles are more expensive and nowadays concrete can look every bit as upscale. Erase images of a drab gray roof from your mind. Innovations in manufacturing concrete roofing tiles have made it possible to recreate traditional Spanish-style ceramic roofs and other designs. The second most commonly used roofing material in the United States, concrete and clay tiles add more to a steep-slope roof than curb appeal.
- Slate -If you are looking for a “lifetime” roofing system that will provide superior durability and add a distinctive touch of timeless beauty and curb appeal to your home, then consider investing in a natural slate roof. For centuries, slate has been highly acclaimed for its natural beauty and remarkable longevity, unmatched by other materials. Investing in a slate roofing system is a major financial commitment. One of the most attractive features of slate is its natural beauty, followed by uncontested durability and longevity. Slate will enhance the look of any architectural style, and is available in a variety of natural slate colors and textures. Slate’s color options include green, gray, black, purple, red as well as tiles that sport a mixture of colors. Moreover, slate shingles are shaped by hand to meet specific requirements and can be custom made in a variety of thicknesses and sizes. Regardless of its age, slate will maintain its distinctive appearance.
The roofing system is an important component of your home. Therefore, no compromises should be made on the quality of materials or installation. RoofCrafters sets the standard in the roofing Industry with their credible ratings in installation and safety. We are not only certified with many major manufacturers, we have the highest level certification available in the industry with most. As a result of these higher level certifications, RoofCrafters can offer upgraded warranties that only 2% of roofers in our area can offer.