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Roofing Basics: Roof Styles Contractors Trust
There are plenty of options out there for your next roofing services project. Choosing between roofing shingles, metal roofs, slate tiles, cedar tiles, and composites can be difficult. You need an expert opinion from 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 contractors specialize in.
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 you won’t have to sacrifice the durability or lifespan of your roof, since we offer lifetime warranties.
Metal roofs are great in pretty much every category. They’re super strong and durable, have 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 roof 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 General Contracting we’ve been able to significantly cut costs and make metal roofs 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 roofs much more costly.. Metal panels can also be difficult to work with if you don’t have great contractors like the ones at Tycos.
If you’ve ever seen a real cedar roof, you’ve probably noticed how beautiful and luxurious they can be. People tend to love the look of cedar more and more as it ages, although it will require some upkeep. Nonetheless, they’re both durable and weather-resistant (which is why a lot of coastal homes rely on cedar roofs and siding). The cedar wood also acts as a natural insulator meaning that you will benefit from lower heating and cooling costs. Cedar roofs command a premium, but will also add significant value to your home through both visual appeal and longevity.
Composite roofs are made of synthetic materials and designed to replicate other materials such as slate, cedar, and tile. This way, you get the interesting and unique appearances of those genuine materials without worrying as much about maintenance or changing appearance. For example, cedar will slightly change color over time but composite cedar never will. Composite shingles are also manufactured to be energy efficient, lightweight, and durable, so you essentially get everything you could ever want or need. The only downside is the higher price, but when you consider that a composite roof will likely never need to be replaced in your lifetime, it certainly seems worth it.
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 and therefore 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.
This type of roof is a little more common in the Northeast United States, 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. Many older homes have slate roofs because they last so long! This can be a great option to get durability, quality, longevity, and an awesome classic look.
These six types of roofing services are can’t miss products. The benefits of each are astounding, which is why our contractors trust them at Tycos. If any of these interest you (which they should!) you can rest easy knowing that your favorite roofing company can handle any of these projects and much more! Call us today and let’s schedule a time for you to learn more -- totally free of charge.