If you are installing a roof on your new home or replacing your current roof, the right roofing material for your needs and tastes is crucial. There are numerous roofing materials to choose from. You will want to choose a material that matches your home and is the right pick for your local climate.
Christian Brothers Roofing works with a wide variety of roofing materials, ensuring we have the right option for your home. All of our roofing technicians are trained in every type of roofing material we offer.
To get started choosing the right roofing material, schedule a free home inspection and no-obligation estimate. We provide quality roofing services, including roof repair, roof replacement and installation in Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell, and the surrounding areas of Georgia!
Asphalt manufacturers have designed shingles that imitate the look of wood and slate. Most of the roofing shingles that you see on homes today are asphalt fiberglass shingles. The fiberglass mat is embedded in the shingle, providing an extra strength layer. The fiberglass also improves the tear resistance of the shingle.
The reason asphalt shingles are so widely used is because they are inexpensive, easy to install, durable, and available in numerous colors. You can install premium grades of "laminated" asphalt fiberglass shingles, which are generally warrantied for 50 years.
If you choose wood shingles and and a shake roof it will look beautiful. But, you can definitely expect more maintenance compared to an asphalt roof.
Wood shingles and shakes are usually made of red cedar, Alaskan yellow cedar or Eastern white cedar. These evergreens have wood that is dimensionally-stable and resistant to rot and insects.
Shakes are split from a log and have a rough, random texture. Shingles are sawed and have a smoother surface. Wood roofs are expensive and require additional skill to install. This is why most people avoid wood roofs unless they are building on a historic house.
If you choose to roof your home with composite shingles, expect the industry's longest warranties.
"Composite" applies to several types of roofing. It refers to the different materials used in the manufacturing process. One of the most common types of composite roofing you will find is a simulated roofing slated made from resins and rubber compounds (extracted from reclaimed tires). The slate look-a-like provides excellent longevity and lower installation costs. The roofing also appears very similar to the traditional slate roof.
Slate is the best of all roofing materials but finding a professional who can properly install or repair it. Most of the roofing slate installed in the U.S. comes from the slate deposits of Vermont or Pennsylvania.
Slate roofing is both expensive to manufacture and difficult to install. It is the most expensive roofing option available. But, when properly installed and maintained a slate roof can last 75 years or more.
Picking the right roofing material for your home is the first step. The next step is finding the right contractor to properly install it. Christian Brothers Roofing is Greater Alpharetta's trusted roofing contractor. We are known for our superior craftsmanship and exceptional customer service. The most important thing is your well being - we are here to protect your home, proving a long-lasting durable roof.
We offer our roofing services to customers in the Greater Alpharetta area, including Roswell, Marietta, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Johns Creek, Stone Mountain, Duluth, Cumming, Smyrna, Norcross and many parts of Georgia. Call us at 1-855-603-5157 or contact us online to schedule a free estimate!
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