Different Types of Roofs

There are many different types of roofs that are on homes today.  The most common of these types in the area is asphalt shingle.  Scroll down the page to look at the pictures and details in order to decide which roof type you have or which one you would like to choose.  Don’t see your roof?  Call us and we will be able to give you more information.   

Asphalt Dimensional shingles (pictured above) come in many different colors and designs.  This roofing system is the most popular because of price and the large variety they come in.  Many manufactures of Asphalt Shingles include lifetime warranties as well.   

Metal roofs (pictured above) also offer a unique look to certain homes.  The quality of the type of metal roofs varies, with the higher quality metal roofing being able to last up to 60 years.  Like Slate and Wooden Shake roofs, Metal roofs also require more time for repairs and installation making this type of roof a more expensive option.

Like Slate roofs, Wooden Shake roofs (pictured above) offer a distinct and unique look to homes.  These roofs can last up to 30 years in most cases.  However, Wooden Shake roofs require more time in repairs and installation making them a more expensive option.   

 Three Tab shingles (pictured above) were commonly used before Dimensional shingles were developed.  Three Tab shingles have a different design than Dimensional shingles, as shown in the picture they have more of a "flat" look than the Dimensional shingles. 

Slate roofs (pictured above) are popular on homes that are looking for a distinct look.  One of the pros of slate roofs is they give a house a natural stone look, which many roofing materials can’t give.  Slate roofs can last from 60 to 125 years, sometimes even longer with appropriate maintenance.  The cons of slate roofs are the expense of installation and repairs.  Slate roofs are typically more expensive to install because of the knowledge required for it to be done correctly. Contact us if you are interested in seeing more homes or if you have any questions about slate roofs. 

Asbestos shingle roofs. Photos from ( http://www.oldhouseweb.com/how-to-advice/cement-asbestos-roofing.shtm l)

Asbestos shingles ( pictured above) were commonly used before 1980’s.  At the time, they were a less alternative option that made it popular.  In the late 1940’s the production of the asbestos shingle faltered because of the noticed harmful effects that asbestos had on factory workers dating all the way back to 1918.  In 1989 EPA banned Asbestos products but was overturned in 1991, allowing no more than 1% of Asbestos in products. 

Tile roofs (pictured above) also add a unique look to homes.  Tile roofs are also available in many colors and styles.  However, Tile roofs take more time to install and repair making them a more expensive option.