Not long ago, homeowners were limited to choosing from asphalt shingles, slate, clay or concrete tiles as roofing options. Today, advanced roofing materials provide an unprecedented range of alternatives offering a great selection of looks. Roof-Masters offers a few types of roofing to consider for your next new or replacement roof:
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing materials in the U.S. because they’re effective in all environmental conditions. Quality varies widely, so discuss with your contractor about whether they pass the tests given to withstand winds at 110 or 150 mph, and specific durability tests. Upfront costs are low, but you’ll need to replace the shingles every 20 years or earlier. If you live in a hail prone area, consider impact-resistant shingles that have a higher rating and may qualify you for a discount on your homeowner’s insurance premium.
Slate roofing lasts more than 100 years. It won’t burn, is waterproof, and resists mold and fungus. Slate is effective in wet climates but is expensive and heavy. It can be easily broken if pelted by hail or stepped on.
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Photovoltaic solar systems convert sunlight into electrical energy that can be used to power your home. There are four main elements of each home solar system, two of which are already in your house.
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The Essentials for a Healthy Roofing System.
• Proper Ridge Ventilation
• Blown-In Attic Insulation R-49 minimum
• Proper Hip & Ridge Shingles
• Using Quality Shingles
• Underlayment Products
• Self-Sealing Ice & Water Barrier
• Using Starter Shingle Products
• Gutter Drainage Protection
• Proper Under eave Ventilation
Developing a high-performance roof requires a system of products working together, it is much more than just shingles. Roof-Masters use accessory products that work together with our shingles to create a roofing system that provides maximum durability for your roof. With this system you will have the peace of mind of knowing your home is protected.
We are proud to offer roofing products from CertianTeed, IKO, GAF and TAMKO