roof types

Roofs Types

Tile

Tile roofing offers the most choices of any roofing material. The lasting visual impact of these choices are important when you consider the “curb appeal” and the added value to your home.

Our professional staff can assist with the wide variety of styles such as clay two-piece barrel, flat interlocking tiles, flat shingle tiles  and Spanish “S” tiles. Choices of shapes, colors, textures and sizes are available for all types of architecture from Mediterranean to Modern and Oriental to European.

Tiles are manufactured from kiln baked clay or cement. Tile roofs can be counted on for strength, beauty and durability when installed using the best materials and methods.

Tile Roofing

Slate

Slate is manufactured by nature itself. Roofing slates are hand chiseled from sedimentary rock formed under the sea in pre-historic times. The earth toned colors are the result of the various sediments of the era of its creation. Since slates are hand chiseled, the home owner can choose the size, thickness and texture of their liking. The weight of this stone may require special consideration as well. When installed properly a slate roof can be considered “solid as a rock”.

type slate

Wood Shake & Shingle

Found on homes from the coastal cottages of New England to the ranch style homes of the Great Northwest, wood roofing had its historic beginnings in this county during the Colonial period and spread from coast to coast ever since. Wood roofing goes with many styles of architecture from historic to modern ranch style.

Like Slate, wood shake and shingles are made by nature using the wood of cedar, cypress and Pine trees. Beautiful textures result from the choice of thickness and production methods from the rustic hand-split shake to the smooth, even texture of the taper sawn shingle.

Wood roofing will have decades of longevity with proper design and skilled workmanship.

cedar shake

Architectural Sheet Metal

Special architectural sheet metal accents can provide distinctive ornamentation to any home including a small copper roof over a bay window, the crowning touch of a decorative finial, a copper tower roof or a copper drainage system consisting of gutter, rainwater leader heads and downspouts. Copper is typically used for architectural sheet metal due to its malleability and our ability to solder certain critical seams. When these copper roofs and ornaments are fabricated and installed by our highly skilled coppersmiths, you can expect a life span equal to that of the building where they are installed.

copper

Flat & Low Slope Roofing

Flat roofs present special challenges, but when designed and specified correctly they can provide many decades of weather resistance. From biblical times “pitch” has been a term used for water resistance. In the 19th century the “built-up” roof membrane was developed using multiple plies of tar paper laid in hot pitch or asphalt. Since then, new materials have been developed for use on the “flat roof” including tapered insulation to improve thermal resistance and drainage, fiberglass and polyester mats for strength and asphalts modified with additives that provide great flexibility and impact resistance.

Since the middle of the 20th century, great strides have been made in the development of single ply roof membranes and liquid applied waterproofing.

Our preferred BUR would be a 4-ply asphalt BUR with a modified, granulated Cap Sheet where all plies are fully adhered in hot asphalt. Modified Cap Sheets consist of polyester reinforced modified asphalt roll roofing.

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