Concrete tiles are made of portland cement, sand and water in varying proportions. The material is mixed and extruded on molds under high pressure. The exposed surface of a tile may be finished with cementitious material colored with synthetic oxide additives. The tiles are cured to reach the required strength. They generally have lugs on their undersides for anchoring to batten strips. Concrete tile come in a wide variety of profiles such as flat, double roll, Spanish “S”, and barrel. Concrete tile are more affordable than clay tile.
Clay tile is produced by baking molded clay into tile. The density of the clay is determined by the length of time and temperature at which it is heated. Tiles may be glazed and also may have surface texture treatments applied. As a result, there are a wide variety of tile profiles, styles, finishes and colors available. Color is not affected by exposure to the elements And the materials do not break down from exposure to harsh elements. Installation methods depend on the nature of the tile being installed; that is.
Composition or asphalt shingles remain popular because they are economical, work on most roofs, and come in many colors. Shingles are made individually or as three attached in one strip. Installing and repairing shingles is easy. If you are looking for a low cost, low maintenance roof covering, asphalt shingles may be the right choice for you. We offer 25 year, 30 year and limited lifetime shingles, in many colors and profiles to give you an exceptionally beautiful roofing system with outstanding performance.
Steel, aluminum and copper are the most popular metals used for roofing. Metal roofing is often more expensive per square foot than other materials. A variety of finishes, colors and styles are available and metal is suitable for most roof types. Advantages of metal roofing include easy installation, heat resistance, durability and low maintenance. If you are looking for longevity and dependability, a metal roof could be the right roofing system for you. When installed properly, a metal roof can last up to 50 years and requires very little maintenance.
Flat decks are composed of alternating layers of roofing felt and bitumen. The bitumen is generally asphalt or tar. A final layer of tar and gravel completes the roof. Upon removal of your existing flat roof, we install a waterproof base sheet, two (2) layers of ply 4 or ply 6 fiberglass and then a single ply modified cap sheet. Some flat roof systems require tapered insulation to properly drain water off existing decks, which would be installed per manufacturers specifications. Most hot mopped flat roof systems, installed properly, last 15-20 years.
Wood roofing offers a natural appearance, is environmentally friendly, and is a popular choice for homes. Shingles and shakes are usually made of cedar. Installation can be expensive and must be done by a professional roofer. Longevity of the roof depends on the quality of the wood, installation, and maintenance. Although not the most popular roofing type, cedar shakes are sure to give certain home’s a great look. We use the best products that are environmentally friendly, durable and that enhance natural beauty.