The Basics of a Roofing Installation

There are plenty of options out there for your next roofing installation project. Choosing between roof shingles, metal roofing, slate tiles, cedar shakes, and composites can be difficult. You need an expert opinion from roofing contractors who really know their stuff. Luckily, we can help with that! Here is a basic rundown of the types of roofing services that Tycos Roofing and Siding contractors specialize in.

Types Of Roofing That Tycos Roofing And Siding Offers

Roofing Basics - Shingle Roofs

Roof Shingles

These are by far the most common type of roofing material used today. In fact, if you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you have asphalt shingles on your roof. They’re economical and durable, which makes them attractive for roofers and homeowners alike. Not only that, but if you go with quality roofing contractors like our team at Tycos Roofing and Siding, you won’t have to sacrifice the durability or lifespan of your roof since we offer lifetime warranties.

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Roofing Basics - Flat Roofs

Flat Roofing

EPDM, short for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, is a type of recycled rubber that goes over the entirety of a flat roof in one large membrane in order to seal out water, ice, and everything else. EPDM is very lightweight and can last for 50+ years without any leaks or damage.

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Roofing Basics - Cedar Roofs

Cedar Roofing

If you’ve ever seen real cedar roofing, you’ve probably noticed how beautiful and luxurious it can be. People tend to love the look of cedar more and more as it ages, although it will require some upkeep. Nonetheless, cedar roofing is both durable and weather-resistant (which is why a lot of coastal homes rely on cedar roofing and siding). The cedar wood also acts as a natural insulator, meaning that you will benefit from lower heating and cooling costs. Cedar roofing commands a premium, but will also add significant value to your home through both visual appeal and longevity.

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Roofing Basics - Composite Roofs

Composite Roofing

Our composite roofing options are water-proof, fire-resistant, and designed to offer you superior insulation to help mitigate heating and cooling costs. You also won’t have to worry as much about maintenance since this synthetic material holds up very well to all kinds of pressures and is designed to last several decades without any issues or signs of aging. Composite roofing is the way to go if you want the look of another type of roof without the aging effects or maintenance requirements.

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Roofing Basics - Metal Roofs

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is great in pretty much every category. It’s super strong and durable, has a colossal lifespan, and can add a unique modern touch to your home. But did you know they can also help you cut cooling costs? The way a metal roofing reflects solar rays helps prevent your house from trapping heat during those hot summer days.

So if they’re so great, why doesn’t everyone have a metal roof? Well, there are a few reasons for this. Firstly, they can be pricey. However, at Tycos Roofing and Siding, we’ve been able to significantly cut costs and make metal roofing more available to our clients by manufacturing all of our metal panels on-site and specific to each project. Most other roofers can’t do this, which makes their metal roofing much more costly. Metal panels can also be difficult to work with if you don’t have great roofing contractors like the ones at Tycos Roofing and Siding.

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Roofing Basics - Slate Roofs

Slate Roofing

This type of roofing is a little more common in the Northeast U.S. since slate is mostly quarried in Pennsylvania and New York. Working with slate tiles requires special care and precision that you’ll find only from the most talented crews, like the ones at Tycos Roofing and Siding. Many older homes have slate roofing because they last so long! This can be a great option to get durability, quality, longevity, and an awesome classic look.

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Roofing Basics - Tile Roofs

Tile Roofing

Clay tile roofs have been around for around 5,000 years, and for good reason. Terracotta is mostly weather-proof and expertly designed with ridges and channels that act as a drainage system during heavy rains to prevent excess water build-up. More than that, they have a classical design reminiscent of Mediterranean villas and can look just as beautiful in a sleepy suburb as they can along the California coast.

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