A Cedar Shake Roof offers a natural and timeless look that will enhance the curb appeal of your home. While cedar shingles offer a smooth, tailored look, cedar shakes present a more rustic, rough-hewn appearance. As far as long-term beauty goes, cedar will age to a distinguished looking silvery gray over time.
Cedar Shake Roofing Tiles are not only energy efficient, but they are also a renewable resource that can withstand high winds greater than 120 mph, pounding rain, and hailstorms, all while providing effective insulation.
With these characteristics, cedar shingles and shakes, make for a visually versatile and naturally practical roofing material. A robust addition to any residential or commercial roofing project, cedar is a long-lasting and reliable choice.
Keep in mind that Many homeowner’s insurance companies may require an owner to treat cedar shake roofs with a fire retardant and SkyWay GB can take care of that at you request.
Concrete and clay tiles are manufactured in a wide array of colors, from light shades to dark or multi-colored, making it easy to coordinate your roof with exterior colors.
Roof tiles can match any architectural style required for the building structure. They are designed to emulate traditional barrel style or other roofing materials such as wood and slate. More credits given on appraisal, and houses sell better and faster in direct comparisons to other materials such as asphalt shingle.
Tile roofs have the longestt life cycle cost of any other roofing material. Centuries old tile roofs are still enduring today. Class A fire resistant as a product and a system. Independent testing has demonstrated that tiles have the ability to cut the transfer of heat compared to other roofing materials such as asphalt shingles by up to 70%.
Natural air flow keeps heating costs low in the winter and cooling costs low in the summer. Less maintenance involved – tiles are easiest to repair because they are individually installed
Metal panels are designed with an overlap that fits into an adjacent panel such that it provides a strong waterproof bond. Commercial Standing Seam Metal Roofs are strong and durable and have a long life span. They are non-combustible/non- inflammable, low maintenance, cost effective over lifespan, light weight, energy saving and fairly easy to install.
Metal panel roofs, which can withstand extreme weather conditions, are generally made out of copper, tin, aluminum or steel and either painted or treated with an additional protective coating/membrane to provide greater protection from corrosive elements.
When compared with other roofing alternatives, Metal Roofs also last far longer than other roofing materials with less maintenance which makes them a more cost effective roofing option.
There are Two major Types of Asphalt Roof Shingles: Three-Tab Shingles and Architectural Shingles.
Three-Tab Shingles / Strip Shingles, as the name describes, have three tabs along their lower edge of a single tile strip. This roof style is the original, most basic of roofing shingles available in the industry and has remained popular for many years as they give the appearance that each shingle is installed individually.
Three-Tab Roofing Shingles have a very flat appearance on the roof line and are typically the lightest weight roofing shingles available in the market. Manufacturers normally hold a 15- to 30-year warranty for asphalt shingles.
Architectural / Dimensional Shingles, also known as Laminated or Dimensional Shingles, are among the highest quality roofing products made. Traditionally, they are composed of a heavy fiber glass mat base and ceramic-coated mineral granules that are tightly embedded in carefully refined, water-resistant asphalt. They’re given an extra layer of asphalt for an added layer of roof protection.
They have an especially strong waterproof capability from the asphalt sealant that is applied to their layers. Architectural shingles shouldn’t be used on low-sloping roofs, as they are more vulnerable to rain driven by the wind.
Dimensional Roofing Shingles also typically are heavier weight than Strip Roofing Shingles and usually have improved warranty protections, which can range from 30-years to Lifetime.
A natural slate roof is the symbol of an elite home owner. A natural slate roof is stone, pulled from the earth and forged down into shingles. It is incredibly durable, waterproof, and fireproof. However, natural slate can be brittle and easily damaged by hail, flying debris or even foot traffic on the roof.
Slate has been used for centuries and has withstood the test of time. It can be seen on some of the world’s oldest buildings. Not only is it energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing, but other roofing materials pale in comparison to the longevity of natural Slate that has an average lifespan of 75 years. Of course its lifespan can vary by the weather in the area and the type of slate used on your roofing project. If properly applied, slate shingles can easily last 150 years from installation. This makes a huge difference in longevity as most roof materials need light repair or a complete makeover after 20 to 30 years.
Unlike many other roofing materials Slate Roof Tiles are completely fireproof because slate is essentially a rock. Since Slate is so effective against flames, many property owners turn to slate roofing material for safety.
Slate shingles are remarkably better for the environment due to their low level of replacement. While asphalt shingles make a larger dent in landfills (although some areas recycle them now) due to their replacement factor, slate shingles have a much longer lifespan leading to less waste after removal.
Due to its mineral components many variations in color is exhibited and its rich texture and look will appeal to any design savvy homeowner.
DECRA - Stone Coated Steel Roofing Systems are made from metal or steel and they are ideal for homeowners who want the durability of a steel roof, but want the look of a shingled roof. It is lightweight, strong and easily installed. Stone-coated steel roofing have styles and profiles that emulate the look of tile, shake or shingle to give a strong, durable roof along with the look you want.
Perhaps the most amazing thing, besides the beauty of the products is its longevity, as it is good for virtually a lifetime. This makes metal roof options particularly attractive for any property owner. It may be more expensive than traditional roofing options, but it generally last forever with minimal maintenance.
DECRA roofs are a proven system, excelling through some of the harshest weather conditions around the world for over 50 years. Steel is strong and non-combustible (Class A Rated material), making it an outstanding performer when it comes to hail and fire. The interlocking panels won’t crack, break, warp, curl or split.
DECRA - Stone Coated Steel Roofing Systems are covered by a transferable Lifetime Limited Warranty, including peace of mind coverage for winds up to 120 MPH and hail penetration.
A DECRA roof is durable, freeze-thaw resistant and will offer richness and beauty to enhance your home or business.