With roofing designs and materials being more extensive than ever, choosing a roof type can often be a daunting task for both homeowners and construction experts alike. Changing the overall appearance of the exterior of your home, the choices are often only limited by your own tastes and preferences.
As specialists in all types of roofing, the Elite Roofing team offers superior workmanship with the following types:
As what is arguably the most popular residential roof style, shingle roofs provide years of beautiful functionality and protection. Differing in color, style, size and material, shingled roofs give homeowners a plethora of options, matching and enhancing the outdoor aesthetics of their home.
Shingle types include:
- Asphalt – The most commonly used roofing material in North America, asphalt shingles are both economical and versatile. Requiring minimal maintenance, asphalt shingles are sought after for their resistance to both sun and moisture.
- Cedar Shake – Recognized for its unique and natural appearance, a cedar shake roof promises years of durability and beauty. Resistant to both insects and UV damage, cedar shakes remain a popular choice in many areas throughout West Virginia.
Clay and Concrete Tile Roofs
Offering durability and distinctive aesthetics, clay and concrete tile roofs add an elegant touch to any home. Homeowners should understand that the weight of these high-end roofs usually means additional construction concerns and costs.
Rubber Tile Roofs
Mimicking the appearance of asphalt shingles or slate tiles, rubber tiles are ideal for low-sloping and flat roofs. Waterproof and pliable, rubber tile roofs promise years of low-maintenance durability. Easily installed and resistant to extreme weather and damaging UV rays, rubber roofs have been known to last twice as long as other types of roofing.
With a life expectancy of more than a century (depending on several factors, including use and installation), slate roofs are probably the most eco-friendly roofing option. Manufactured with natural stone, slate tiles are exceedingly attractive and promise decades of maintenance-free reliability. They are much heavier than most other roofing materials, so their use should be carefully considered.
One of the few truly fireproof roofing materials, metal provides both home and business owners with a versatile, lightweight and easy-to-maintain roofing option. With a life expectancy of more than 30 years, metal roofs can help you save money in the long run.
Used almost primarily on commercial facilities, flat roofs are a great option for regions where rainfall amounts are minimal. Though they do have a slight pitch in order to direct water to the edges and towards down spots, they are not recommended for buildings whose roofs are prone to puddling.