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While composition (or asphalt shingles) are the most common, the popularity of tile, shakes, slate and wood shingles are growing.
Trademark Roofing is experienced in all these types of roofing materials and can even custom order materials to ensure you get exactly what you want.
A long-lasting roof starts with quality products, which is why Trademark Roofing only uses the best. Our roofing supplies come from different vendors depending on the type of material needed for the job.
Mark has been working in the roofing business since he was 17 years old. He can help you pick the right roof type for the best value.
Ceramic and Concrete Tile
Tile roofs are complex and Trademark Roofing has many years of experience in replacing and repairing all types of tile roofs. Concrete tile is the most common as it's less expensive than other kinds of tile, such as ceramic, clay and hand-made custom tiles.
Tiles are available in different shapes and a variety of colors. Barrel tiles are the most common (they resemble half cylinders) though tiles can be shaped like thick shingles or slates. A high-quality tile will be hard-fired and will not absorb moisture, as that would crack the tile when frozen. As you can imagine, tile roofs are quite heavy so precautions must be taken to verify the roof framing is strong enough to support the heavy load.
All high-quality tile roofs are expensive, both in terms of the material and the installation, which is labor intensive. If you take into consideration that a tile roof can last anywhere from 50 to 80 years, then it might actually be the most cost effective way to go.
Asphalt or Composition
The asphalt or composition shingle is the most widely used of any roofing material. While the shingles may look the same, they usually come in a "good, better, best" category so make sure you know the warranty of the shingle as it tells you how many years the roof should last.
It's not uncommon for shingles to come with a 20 or even 30-year warranty, which makes them a great value.
Composition shingles comes in the 2 types: organic fiber mat and fiberglass core. The difference is the base material as both types are saturated with asphalt and coated with mineral granules to add color and texture.
ENERGY STAR® shingles
CertainTeed now offers solar reflective asphalt shingles that carry an ENERGY STAR® rating. These shingles contains advanced colored granules that reflect the sun's rays and can reduce a roof's temperature by as much as 20% in the summer. This reflective technology reduces "thermal shock"- the expansion and contraction of exterior building materials, which damages the material over time.
Master Elite installer of CertainTeed Trademark Roofing is a Master Elite installer for CertainTeed and they are our preferred supplier for composition shingles. From their new ENERGY STAR® rated shingles to their line of architectural designs, your roof can be stylish and you'll be happy with the economic value you received.
Wood shingles and shakes
Wood shingles are sawn so they are smoother than a shake and cut to a uniform thickness, although they do vary in width. Wood shakes are thicker and rougher due to the fact they are usually split rather than sawn from the logs. A variety of cedar wood is used for both shakes and shingles.
Wood roofs are beautiful and tie the house into the surrounding landscape. They are more expensive to install since a wood roof needs to breathe so the wood shingles and shakes need to be laid over a substrate that allows air to circulate.
Maintenance for wood roofs
Unlike other roofs, wood roofs need periodic maintenance, which usually means keeping it free of mildew and moss and then re-oiling it with a clear wood finish. The good news is that a properly installed wood roof should last at least 30 to 50 years.
Slate roof options
A slate roof is beautiful but cost prohibitive. Like tile, slate is heavy and requires a roof structure that can support the extra weight.
There is a "fake" slate product engineered from recycled rubber and plastic that looks like the real deal. It costs and weighs approximately one-third of real slate and can be installed using the standard technique and tools.
From a distance, most people can't tell the difference between the "engineered" product and the real thing.
Metal roofing is one of the fastest growing segments of home improvement. The benefits offered by today’s metal roofs allow homeowners and business owners to upgrade their roofs with products of lasting value.
The benefits of metal roofing include an energy cost savings, longevity of the roof, low maintenance and upgraded safety. Metal roofing is one of the safest, most fire-resistant options. It also comes in a variety of styles and colors to choose from so your roof will look great too.
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