The roofing system you choose makes a strong statement about your building. The right roof can increase the resilience of your home or business as well as protect it from destructive forces. That is why it is so important to choose the right roofing material for your unique structure.
JTR Roofing has built a reputation for quality and superb services among our customers. We use quality materials from tried and true manufacturers, and our team of highly skilled professionals brings more than 100 years of combined experience and acquired expertise to every job.
There are a few major categories of roofing materials, and here at JTR Roofing, we have experience working with each. We are the local experts offering new roofs, re-roofs and repairs in many types of roofing materials for both residential and commercial buildings. We are happy to work with individual homeowners, property management companies, townhome associations, churches and more.
The most common type of shingle used on residential and commercial buildings, asphalt shingles come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Asphalt shingles are reinforced with an organic material and surfaced with mineral granules. They are designed to protect a home through decades of weathering with minimal upkeep and are available in a wide variety of colors and styles. Generally, an asphalt shingle roof has a lifespan of 15-30 years and the shingles’ staying power depends on a variety of factors. Installation quality, material quality and environmental conditions all play significant roles in the length of time your asphalt roof will last.
Wood roofing doesn’t just offer a highly unique aesthetic; it also offers impressive durability and longevity as well. Wood shakes typically last for decades and are naturally resistant to moisture, wind, UV rays and insect damage. Cedar is also resistant to moss growth issues that can plague other types of roofing. In addition, cedar is a natural insulator.
Steel, aluminum, copper and standing seam are some of the most common types of metal roofs. A metal roof is extremely long lasting, can withstand extreme weather and looks beautiful as well. Its slippery surface encourages minimal snow buildup, plus it’s resistant to fire and hail damage, and can even withstand the impact from falling objects and winds up to 180 mph.
Slate shingles are made from dense, fine-grained rock. Slate shingles come in many sizes, thicknesses and finishes. They are typically heavier than other types of roofing. Slate roofing is a smart option if you’re looking for unmatched aesthetic appeal and superior insulation from the outside elements. Though significantly more expensive than many other roofing materials, when properly maintained, a slate roof can last 50 to 75 years, or even longer!
From the initial building and installation to the materials most often used to cover the roof (EPDM and TPO), flat roofs can be an affordable option that add usable surface area to your property and are generally more accessible than sloped roofs.
- EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer): The most common single-ply membrane roof material in both residential and commercial use. An extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane, EPDM is widely used in low-slope buildings worldwide.
- TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) comes in rolls and can be mechanically fastened to the insulation boards or installed with the self-adhesive. These single-ply roofing membranes are among the fastest growing commercial roofing products and have gained praise across the industry for their many performance and installation advantages.
CertainTeed Roofing Products
We are proud to be CertainTeed Select ShingleMaster installers. CertainTeed makes quality roofing products. Learn more about the CertainTeed Integrity Roof System in the video below.
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