SPECIALTY ROOFING MATERIALS
When you are ready to go beyond fiberglass shingles to a more upscale look, several options are available. Whether you decide to have an entire roof installed with any of these materials, or just a portion, such as an eave or overhang for accent, these materials have many benefits.
CEDAR SHINGLES & SHAKES
If you have a traditional or historical style home, a cedar roof will increase its aesthetic appeal, creating a more natural look that weathers to a beautiful silver-gray. They are a great option for high wind areas and for roofs with a steep pitch. Compared to other roofing options, cedar shingles weigh very little, yet still offer adequate strength and moisture protection.
STANDING SEAM METAL
Standing seam metal roofing has grown in popularity due to its superior weather-tight qualities, its sleek, modern look, and long-lasting durability. In addition to the minimalist, straight lines offered by these panel systems, the metal can come in virtually any color, including custom colors, to match any structure.
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If you are looking for a “lifetime” roofing system that can provide superior durability and add a distinctive touch of timeless beauty to your home, then consider investing in a natural slate roof. For centuries, slate has been highly acclaimed for its natural beauty and remarkable longevity, unmatched by other materials. A slate roof will easily last over 100 years, which is at least double of what any other roofing materials can offer. Installing a slate roof on a house greatly increases its resale value. And slate’s permanence, durability and aesthetic appeal will make your home more attractive to prospective buyers if you ever decide to sell it.
Terracotta or fired clay tile has been used as a roofing material for thousands of years.
Clay roof tiles are attractive, impermeable and durable. Terracotta is a natural material, made from clay that is fired at a high temperature until it vitrifies or fuses. This creates a hard, waterproof surface that withstands rain, snow, cycles of freezing and thawing and wears well in coastal areas with salt air. They are fireproof, last up to 100 years or more and are almost maintenance-free.
Many famous buildings in America have copper roofs, so the material is frequently used in historical restorations. Copper roofs aren’t just gorgeous to behold, they are also incredibly practical, because when properly installed they are virtually indestructible. Copper is one of the longest-lasting roofing materials you can install. It can be custom formed into all sorts of complicated and challenging shapes. Copper’s unique beauty lies in its aging process.