If you are you are installing a new roof on a new house or replacing an older roof that is no longer doing its job, there are many choices in terms of the types of roofing materials available. Some of the different options include asphalt shingles, tile roofing, metal roofing, and more.
When choosing your type of material or type of roof, there are many factors to take into consideration.
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Asphalt shingles are durable and have many benefits
It is easy to see why so many homeowners choose asphalt shingle roofing over any other material. Klaus Roofing Systems of Northern VA installs quality architectural asphalt shingles engineered to match any home and withstand harsh weather, high winds, moisture, and more!
Although these terms are used interchangeably, most roof shingles used today are technically known as Asphalt Shingles. We install shingles that were designed specifically with resilient fiberglass, asphalt coatings, and high-quality sealants to deliver strength and protection against the elements.
Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice among homeowners because for sloped roofs because they're affordable, easy to install, durable, and available in a wide variety of colors. Premium grades of "laminated" asphalt fiberglass shingles are typically warrantied for 50 years.
While wood shingles and shake are beautiful, you can expect them to be a little bit more high maintenance than asphalt shingles.
Wood shingles and shakes usually come from red cedar but can have many variations. These evergreens produce wood that is dimensionally stable and naturally resistant to rotting and insects.
The biggest difference between shingles and shakes is that shakes are split from the log and have a rough, random texture; shingles have a smoother surface because they're sawed. A wood roof is expensive and requires extra skill to install. That's why most people avoid installing this type of roof unless they're dealing with a historic house.
Composite shingles carry some of the roofing industry’s longest warranties.
The term "composite" can apply to several different types of roofing since it simply implies that a number of different materials are used in the manufacturing process. Today one of the most common types of composite roofing is a simulated roofing slate that is made from resins and from rubber compounds extracted from reclaimed tires. This slate look-a-like offers excellent longevity and a lower installation price while providing the appearance of a traditional slate roof.
Metal roofing styles have a range of styles that can be made to look like shingles.
Metal roofing is a huge category that includes factory-formed and finished roofing panels as well as roofing panels that are cut and formed at the building site. Metal roofing has a long history of use on houses, farm structures, and commercial buildings.
Its main limitation is that it's not ideal for use on complex or curved roofs. However, much like corrugated roofing metal roofs can be installed directly over a worn-out older roof without tearing off the old roofing material. Giving you the new roof look, without having to break the bank.
Corrugated metal roofing panels offer a great solution for sheds and other garden structures such as pergolas.
Corrugated roofing is can be very easy to spot because of its distinctive form; it's a thin sheet that contains a symmetrical pattern of alternating ridges and grooves. Most corrugated roofing comes in sheet form, but large shingles are available from some manufacturers. This specific type of roofing can be made from steel, polycarbonate, or asphalt-fiberglass composite. It's more appropriate for agricultural and commercial buildings and for small sheds than it is for houses.
Because any flat roof is inherently prone to leaking, it’s important to hire skilled installers whenever flat roofing is repaired, replaced, or installed.
This roofing category is often grouped with “low-slope” roofing because many of the roofing treatments are the same. The most common flat-roofing materials used on residential and commercial buildings today include single-membrane systems like EPDM or rubber roofing, thermo-polyolefin (TPO) roofing, and PVC roofing. Metal roofing is sometimes used on low-slope roofs, but not on flat roofs.
High-density Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing is a system that coats the roof with a continuous layer of foam insulation that can also serve as the finished roof surface (as long as a protective coating is applied over the foam).
Slate roofing is often preferred for its unique aesthetic and lasting durability.
Slate is the king of roofing materials. Not only will the unique style of a slate roof raise your home's curb appeal, but they are also highly resistant to wind, hail, rain, and more. When installed correctly and maintained properly, these roofs provide incredible value and can last up to 75 years!
The challenge is finding a reputable roofer who can repair and install slate roofing. That is where Klaus Roofing Systems of Northern VA can help. We provide expert slate roof repairs, replacements, and maintenance. Book a free slate roofing estimate to learn more.
Solar shingles are far less obtrusive than bolt-on modules, but they are less efficient, too. Credit: Courtesy of The DOW Chemical Company
Solar shingles and solar roofing are examples of new "thin-film" photovoltaic technology referred to as "building-integrated photovoltaics," or BIPV. Solar shingles are designed in the standard size and shape of asphalt shingles so that they can be unobtrusively integrated into an asphalt shingle roof.
Solar roofing, or BIPV, can take the form of solar shingles or roofing tiles that contain solar cells.
Klaus Roofing Systems of Northern VA is your trusted Klaus Roofing Affiliated roofing contractor, specializing in everything from new roof installations, roof repairs, and maintenance to total roof replacements.Klaus Roofing Systems of Northern VA also offers gutter services and commercial roofing work.
Our roofers work throughout the Northern Virginia area, including Sterling, Springfield, Ashburn and many parts of Virginia. Call us at 1-844-406-0104 today or contact us online to schedule an appointment for a roofing estimate.
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