Tile roofs resist hurricanes, earthquakes and weather extremes better than most other materials. Concrete and clay roof tiles are especially resistant to fire, hail and moisture and acts as an insulator, helping to keep homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer thus reducing energy costs. Because tile is inherently durable, tile roofs can last much longer than shingle roofs.
Quick facts about tile roofing:
Concrete and clay tiles account for the largest share in roofing sales worldwide and are utilized on more homes than any other type of roof. Roofing tiles are the only materials currently in use that possess two inherent qualities necessary for energy reduction: The natural thermal resistance in the raw materials themselves and the natural airspace around the tiles creates a natural ventilation that provides a thermal barrier for heat transfer. Concrete and clay tile roofs will save you money every month: Federal tax credits may be available to you.Adds significant resale value to the home
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Asphalt shingles need to be replaced every 15 or 20 years due to wind, rain, temperature extremes and sunlight which can crack, curl, and split the shingles as well as erode the granuals allowing the fiberglass to show.
Although homeowners may select the type of roofing they desire for their home, they typically leave the brand up to the roofer, and that may not be in your best interest. Even experienced roofers judge the quality of the various shingle brands by two seemingly sensible, but not always reliable criteria, and that is weight and warranty.
Warranties on asphalt shingles typically run from about 20 to 40 years and that sounds better than it really is. Typically the warranty covers both materials and labor only for the first year. After the first year, the cost of labor will most likely be excluded, and the cost of the shingle material is prorated, sharply reducing the warranty’s payback over the years.
We only use GAF shingles on our Whole Roof Replacement projects. They are a few dollars more but they hold up better in the Florida sun than any other shingle I have seen.
Tile Roof Replacement
Metal Roof Replacement
Flat Roof Replacement
It doesn’t matter what kind of roofing style, color or finish you have on your home now, that style can be made from metal to match. Today's metal roofing can be made to look just like asphalt shingles, clay tiles, cedar shake or slate. the benefit to this is that metal lasts at least 2 to 3 times longer than other roofing styles.
While the initial cost for a premium metal roof is higher than most other roofing materials, you'll save money in the long run. The average life of a non-metal roof is 17 years. Asphalt can require re-roofing every 10 to 20 years, in many instances much sooner. Metal roofing systems offer unmatched durability, lasting 2 to 3 times longer. Odds are in your favor that a metal roof will be the last roof you ever install on your home.
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Elastomeric Restoration Seal Coatings
“Roof Seal Coating Restoration – A Roof Solution that pays for itself”
Saves you up to 50% in terms of replacement or re-roofing
Saves you money in terms of your monthly power bill
Saves you on replacement, maintenance or repair cost of your AC equipment
Extends the life of your roof for up to 20 years
Get money from government tax deduction up to 100% & local municipal utility rebates
When deciding to have a flat roof installed it is really a matter of personal choice of which type of roofing you decide to go with, in most instances. There are a few options that would be better suited to certain seasons, climates or budgets and that could also affect your choice. There are 3 main types of flat roofing. #1 Built-Up Roof is the traditional hot tar style of roofing that was very popular at one time. It is done by layering 3 or more stacks of waterproof material with hot tar in between and then ballasting the top with a layer of gravel pebbles.This type of roofing can be hard to maintain and is extremely difficult to find the source of leaks in this roof. This type of roof is extremely messy and sometimes the gravel can clog the gutters of the existing building after a heavy rain, adding to the maintenance factor. #2 Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or EPDM roofs are made of rubber. The material used is very durable and looks a lot like the material used in inner tubes. This material is one of the easiest of the different types of flat roofing. Leaks are fairly easy to patch and even though the material is light weight, it is very durable. However, this material is slightly more prone to puncture than other types. The lighter version of EPDM is for hot climates and it is typically much more expensive than Built-up or Modified Bitumen. #3 Modified Bitumen This type of flat roof involves taking a roll or single ply roofing material that has been integrated with a mineral-based shield and attaching it to the roof surface. There are 2 types of material; the traditional torch-down adhesion type that must be heated by a torch to adhere to the roof sub-straight and then there is the newer Peel-and-Stick type of flat roofing material that requires no torch and is much easier to apply. It is a moderately priced form of roofing meaning It is right in the middle when compared to the Built-up or EPDM roofing material.