Again, Thomas Jefferson Roofing & Remodeling LLC wants to wish everyone a happy and, more importantly, a safe holiday weekend. For example, asphalt shingles are one of the most widely-used roofing covers because they’re relatively inexpensive and fairly simple to install.
Organic asphalt shingles are generally composed of a waste paper substance that is saturated with asphalt to make it waterproof, then topped with a coating of adhesive asphalt that is used as a base for applied ceramic granules. Fiberglass asphalt shingles have a base layer of glass fiber reinforcing mat.
However, keep in mind that asphalt shingles usually last longer in cooler climates than in warmer ones.
Roof tiles are designed mainly to keep out rain and are traditionally made from materials that include clay and slate. Concrete and even plastic are also sometimes used and some clay tiles actually have a waterproof glaze.
Slate is a type of fine-grained, metamorphic rock. It is typically grey when seen on rooftops but can vary from pale to dark and may also be purple, green or cyan.
Wood shingles are made from cut wood. They are lightweight and easy to install. A metal roof, sometimes referred to as a steel or tin roof, is made from metal pieces or tiles. According to McGraw-Hill Construction and Analytics, metal now comprises 10 percent of the overall residential re-roofing market in the U.S.
Believe it or not, there are even solar roofs!