Types of Roofing To Consider

Asphalt shingles only cost $1.50 to $5.50 per square foot or roughly $8,000 per roof installation. They can last up to 30 years and can be recycled to make pavement. Asphalt composite shingles are the most popular roofing material in North America. Made from a fiberglass base topped with asphalt and mineral granules or cellulose covered with asphalt, these three-tab shingles are an all-around good choice for most home roofing needs. The fiberglass asphalt shingles are a fairly lightweight but also durable roofing material. Composite shingles excel at flexing and adapting to a roof’s movements due to expansion and contraction.
Any roof with a light color or white-colored irrespective of the material is known as a cool roof. As the name suggests, the roof has a cooling effect on a house since it reflects most of the sun’s rays. Cool roof systems of is an added advantage as the air conditioning will not be used during the day, and therefore there will be a significant reduction in the summer energy bills. Whether your home is new construction, or you are looking to upgrade your existing roof, PABCO Premier® provides dependable protection for your home. PABCO Premier is a premium laminated shingle option available for first homes and dream homes alike, so you can have confidence in your choice. Our unique and distinguished Cascade™ diamond-shaped shingle is the perfect choice for your historical-style home.
However, converting a standard roof that’s in good condition into a cool roof can be expensive. Clay tiles can be unglazed , or glazed to increase water resistance and provide choice of color. Read about energy efficiency and other benefits and drawbacks of metal roofs. Concrete makes a great option for those who like the thermal properties of terra-cotta but not the price. The thickness of this material means it takes longer to heat in the sun — and hence longer to absorb that heat back into your home. Slab concrete is a cheap — although heavy — solution for hot-weather roofs.
While in actual conditions the temperature may far exceed 100 degrees F. The natural weathering test does not exceed 10 year while in reality the life of a wood roof in the City often exceeds 20 years. The impact of the destructive effect of UV light, rain and moisture, and temperature changes on the fire retardancy beyond 10 years is not evaluated. There are no assurances that the treated roof will perform as tested since the actual conditions are much more severe than the test criteria. In other non-fire district areas, the Department may grant administrative approval to use pressure treated shakes or shingles for additions of 10% or less of the existing building area. This approval will require Fire Department concurrence (The Fire Department may not concur in certain areas of Mt. Washington or the Baldwin Hills where grass or brush fire hazards exists.
If properly installed, copper roofing can last 100+ years in some instances. Commercial Roofing works well in locations with heavy snow, frequent rainfall, and strong winds. Not suitable for animal enclosures or buildings– Galvalume is not suitable for use on buildings where animals are housed or held.