Residential Roofing Types
Asphalt Shingle Roof
An Asphalt shingled roof is the most popular choice for residential roofing in North America because asphalt provides quality, durability, versatility and economy. Over 12 1/2 billion square feet of asphalt shingle products are made each year. That's enough material to roof more than 5 million houses annually. In fact, 4 out of 5 homes have asphalt shingles.
Asphalt shingle roofs offer a large array of colors, styles, and textures. With the wide range of styles available, asphalt shingles can match almost any home design and achieve virtually any desired effect. Asphalt shingles are a petroleum product so their price can fluctuate depending on the price of oil. Regardless, asphalt shingles are the most economical choice for roofing material.
Asphalt shingles have the following characteristics:
DaVinci Slate & Cedar Shakes
DaVinci Shake, multi-width composite shake roofing tiles are reminiscent of the texture of natural cedar shake with displays of deep-grained surface that reflect the natural textures and the look of "premium shake." Our multi-width product will enhance the beauty of your home while protecting the earth's natural resources. DaVinci Shake is easy to install and can cost considerably less than natural cedar shake making it an ideal economic choice.
Cedar Shake Shingles
Cedar shakes are one of the most aesthetically appealing roofing systems available on the market today. Traditionally made from Western Red Cedar, they are the ideal roofing material for homeowners who prefer giving their roofs a natural look. These shakes resists high winds, heavy rains, ice, snow and sun. This is why they are used widely across varied climatic conditions. Over the years, cedar weathers to an attractive silver-grey color while helping to keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter.
Western Red Cedar hand-split shakes, used for the roofs and walls of native lodges, were the fore bearers of the modern shake and shingle industry. These distinctive products have been used as roof and wall cladding throughout North America since the turn of the last century.
A roof of shakes or shingles is an investment in good looks, good taste and they are a proud architectural tradition, which complements any building style, beautifully and naturally.
Low Slope & Flat Roof
An EPDM rubber roof is the most popular and economical single-ply roofing membrane that has been in wide use for over 40 years. EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) is a type of synthetic rubber. This rubber is made up mostly of oil (carbo-hydrate) based by-products with modifiers and stabilizers added to extend its service life. An adhesive is used to glue the roof to the roof deck and special tape is used to seal the seams.
An EPDM roof is designed to be UV stable and to withstand inclement weather, ozone and heat. The roof is also resistant to tear, puncture, impact, and normal roof traffic.
An EPDM roof is able to accommodate structural movement and remains pliable under a wide range of temperature fluctuations. No special equipment is required to install an EPDM rubber roof.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin single-ply roofing. This roofing material can be fully adhered, mechanically fastened, or ballasted. TPO seam strengths are reported to be three to four times higher than EPDM roofing systems. This is a popular choice for "Green" building as there are no plasticizers added and TPO does not degrade under UV radiation. It is available in white, grey, and black. Using white roof material helps reduce the "heat island effect" and solar heat gain in the building.
TPO is manufactured from ethylene propylene rubber. It is an elastomeric membrane that accepts roofing motion along with damaging thermal shock. They are resistant against ozone, algae, and are eco-friendly and safe to install. TPO is a single ply roofing membrane currently in use on residential and commercial buildings. Rooftop temperatures are as much as 60 degrees Fahrenheit (F) cooler with a white sheet compared with a black EPDM, modified bitumen, or built-up system.