If you need some roofing work done on residential homes, you’ve come to the right company. In fact, residential roofing is one of our specialties.
When you choose a roof for your home, you want to know that you are getting the best materials, the best installation and the best price. There are many options to take into consideration when roofing your home. Are you wanting to be eco-friendly? Do you live in an area with heavy snowfall? These questions and more can help guide you towards the best decision for your roof.
To learn more about what is included in our residential roofing services, please read on about the following:
Underlayment is a necessity in residential roofing. Underlayment provides an extra layer of waterproofing to your roof. Underlayment is installed directly on your roof plane and is under all other materials, including shingles. The most common type of underlayment is asphalt-saturated felt, or “tar paper” as it is commonly called. While this option is only water-resistant, you can opt for a rubberized asphalt underlayment, which is waterproof. Oftentimes homeowners will put the rubberized underlayment at crucial points on their roofs, including valleys, eaves and chimneys. Whether putting asphalt shingles, or cedar shingles on a roof, underlayment is a must.
The top choice of homeowners is the standard asphalt shingles. They are cost effective, easy to get, and come in a lot of color options. Asphalt shingles are found in all areas of the country due to their versatility and ability to handle different weather conditions. They are easy to install and maintain if regular inspections are followed. Asphalt shingles come in different thicknesses and strengths. Composite shingles are also a popular option in the family of asphalt shingles. Composite shingles come with a layer of fiberglass that makes them fire resistant.
Moving up the ladder on residential roofing options is the metal roof. Metal roofs are strong, sturdy and very versatile. They are also being chosen because of their modern aesthetic and “pop” they add to a home. Metal roofs can be designed in a number of ways, and the color options are endless. Metal roofs are a great alternative to a roof replacement because metal roofs can be installed over almost all existing roof materials.
Cedar Shakes and Shingles
Cedar shake and shingles are a popular roofing choice in residential homes. It adds a great beauty and uniqueness to a home. While both made of cedar, a cedar shingle has been tapered and is smooth, while cedar shakes are generally uneven and thicker than shingles, giving them a distinct character. Cedar roofs will generally last 30-40 years. Some disadvantages of cedar shakes and shingles are the maintenance required and the cedar being a fire hazard.