The most popular of all the shingles in use today. Also known as Asphalt Shingles, and come in a variety of styles and colors. Most modern asphalt shingles have a wind resistance of at least 110 mph and have 30+ year manufacturer's warranties.
Natural look weathering to a soft grey, blending in with the environment. Made from western red cedar, cypress, pine and redwood trees, and if well maintained can have a lifetime of 30 - 50 years.
Steel roofs are not just the typical corrugated material used for a pole barn. They can be made to look like traditional composition shingles, shakes and many more designs. However, they can last 40 to 70 years. They won't spark or burn and reflect solar radiant heat, which can reduce cooling costs.
Slate is a natural stone product, giving it a unique, beautiful appearance, and the longevity that slate is famous for. 100 - 150 years is a reasonable lifetime for slate and is one of the highest rated roof for fire resistance. However these tiles are extremely fragile and break easily, so do not walk on them. Replacing them is difficult and a color match is hard to find, as they are made in color lots.
Roofing Tiles have a durability beyond compare, energy cost savings, and protection like no other roofing material. These are popular in the South and West, and is designed for long term performance. Can sustain winds of up to 150 mph and have a lifespan of 50 - 100 years.
Roll or rolled roofing is made from the same durable, weatherproofing materials found in most standard shingles, although there are some less-durable varieties that are used with other materials to create a water-tight surface. It is specifically designed for flat roofs or roofs that have a slight slope to them. Most roll roofs are installed on porches, commercial building roofs, flat roofs, garages and additions.
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