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Most homeowners don’t think about their roof very often. That’s understandable – as long as it’s not leaking, it’s fine. Your roof is a highly engineered piece of equipment that does more than just keep the rain out. It helps with energy costs, heating and cooling, protection and of course appearance. Here are some useful roofing resources from our blog. They’ll help you learn when your roof needs replacement, what parts go into a complete roof system, insurance issues and more.
- When You Should Replace Your Shingles
- What Causes Roof Damage?
- Why Attic Ventilation is Important
- Parts of a Roof
- Colorado Roofing: An Infographic
- What to Know About Roof Warranties
- Understanding Roof Insurance: Terms and a Sample Claim
- What Happens to Your House During Roofing
Steep Slope Residential Roofing Materials
A roof is generally considered steep slope if it has a pitch of 4/12, meaning it rises 4 inches for every 12 inches of run. Below you can find available steep slope roofing materials. Metro Construction can remove any type of roof, but we only install asphalt shingles, tile and stone-coated metal styles.
Asphalt Composition shingles are the most common roofing material Metro Construction uses in residential and other steep and sloped applications. They are made from a fiberglass mat combined with asphalt and covered in mineral granules. Shingles come in a wide array of colors and will contour to almost any roof.
Wood Shingles and Shake
Split wood shakes are aesthetically pleasing and long lasting. Shakes, due to their rough look, are desired in certain architecture concepts. They are also more difficult to install than typical shingle applications. Your Metro Construction project manager will assess your municipal requirements to see if code allows the installation of wood shakes. If they are banned by your HOA or municipal, we will provide replacement suggestions that still give you the same look and feel.
Tile roofs can endure some of nature’s toughest elements, withstanding wind, hail, rain, earthquakes and even fires. This resilience enables manufacturers of tile roofing to offer some of the longest warranties in the industry. The color palette for concrete and clay roof tile includes hundreds of selections, with options ranging from single-color tiles to a five-color matrix, giving your roof the exact color you want. Styles range from flat to barrel-shaped and can change the appearance of a roof dramatically. If you prefer to simulate a more natural look, you can even order wood and slate textures.
Slate is a very attractive and durable material. Slate is one of the oldest roofing materials and is long lasting. Natural slate is stone quarried in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and in other countries. Grade and color depend on the stone’s origin. Installation of slate requires a skilled craftsman – because the heavy material, the roof may need to be beefed up to provide extra support.
Metal and Stone Coated Steel
Metal roofing was once reserved mostly for commercial buildings or barns, but recent developments in material, finishes and manufacturing techniques have resulted in a wide variety of residential metal roofing. These advances in acrylic and chemistry technology enable manufacturers to provide limited appearance warranties on the surface coating of metal roofing that last 20 years or longer.
Metal and Stone-Coated Steel roofing is available in many styles, including imitation wood shake, tile, and slate. A metal roof can provide the style you want and the durability you need. Metro Construction works with all stone coated steel manufacturers in the industry and your Personal Project Manager will have samples and data sheets for your review.
Metro Construction is a preferred contractor for most major manufacturers in the industry. We always install roofing systems according to manufacturer installation guidelines to make sure your warranty is 100% valid.