Whether you are installing a new roof on a new house or replacing an older roof that is no longer doing its job, there are many choices in terms of the types of roofing materials available. Some of the different options include asphalt shingles, tile roofing, metal roofing and more.
Factors that determine what type of roofing is best include the slope and complexity of the roof, as well as the style of the house, local climate and the cost of different roofing options.
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Manufacturers have created asphalt shingles that imitate the look of wood and slate.
Although these terms are used interchangeably, most roof shingles used today are technically known as asphalt fiberglass shingles. The fiberglass mat embedded in the shingle provides an extra measure of strength and tear resistance.
These shingles are the most popular type of roofing for sloped roofs because they're affordable, easy to install, durable, and available in a wide variety of colors. Premium grades of "laminated" asphalt fiberglass shingles are typically warrantied for 50 years.
Corrugated metal roofing panels offer a great solution for sheds and other garden structures.
Corrugated roofing is easy to spot because of its distinctive form; it's a thin sheet that contains a symmetrical pattern of alternating ridges and grooves. Most corrugated roofing comes in sheet form, but large shingles are available from some manufacturers. This type of roofing can be made from steel, polycarbonate or an asphalt-fiberglass composite. It's more appropriate for agricultural and commercial buildings and for small sheds than it is for houses. One important advantage with corrugated roofing is that it can be fastened down over an existing shingled roof without removing the original roofing material.
Metal roofing styles range from standing seam styles to shingle look-a-likes.
Metal roofing is a huge category that includes factory-formed and finished roofing panels as well as roofing panels that are cut and formed at the building site. Metal roofing has a long history of use on houses, farm structures, and commercial buildings. Its main limitation is that it's not suitable for use on complex or curved roofs. Like corrugated roofing, many metal roofs can be installed directly over a worn-out older roof without tearing off the old roofing material.
Rubber membrane roofs are often used to seal flat roofs over garages and porches. Credit: EPDM Roofing Association
Although rubber has been around for a long time, rubber roofing is fairly new. That's because it's taken a great deal of chemistry research to develop a thin rubber membrane with the durability and waterproof qualities required of a roofing material. Rubber roofing is sometimes referred to as EPDM roofing. EPDM is an abbreviation for ethylene propylene diene monomer, the highly engineered compound used to manufacture most types of rubber roofing. Rubber roofing is used primarily on flat or low-slop roofs in both commercial and residential buildings.
A "membrane roof" usually refers to a rubber or EPDM roof that is installed in a flat roof or a low-slope application. Many commercial buildings have membrane roofs; few houses do.
Duradek™ is the original brand of waterproof vinyl deck membranes, introduced in 1974. The leader in the vinyl decking industry, the brand name ‘Duradek’ is often used synonymously for the term ‘vinyl decking’ or ‘PVC membrane.’ Duradek is manufactured in North America and is the most tested and performance-proven sheet vinyl on the market.
Duradek™ was founded by two general contractors who realized the potential of marine vinyl in their own fishing boat and realizing the benefits it could have when applied to decks, roofs, and more. Family owned and operated, The company has a well-established organization of distributors and professional applicators (contractors) that have been involved in the sales and installations of aluminum deck railings and waterproof vinyl roof and walking deck membranes for over 4 decades.
While traditional roofing products can provide the waterproofing component for your flat roof applications, often a second product is required for it to be a truly sufficient surface. Duradek offers a more time and money conscious that can eliminate the need for the second coat. Check out the benefits of adding a Vinyl Membrane to the flat roof decking.
Badgerland Exteriors is a full-service roofing contractor, specializing in everything from new roof installations, roof repairs and maintenance to total roof replacements. It doesn't matter what type of roofing system we are working with, we always ensure quality workmanship, excellent customer service and a long-lasting, durable roof over your head.
Our roofers work throughout the South Central Wisconsin area, including Baraboo, Madison, Sauk City, Prairie Du Sac, Verona, Cottage Grove, Middleton, Deforest, Cross Plains, Waunakee, and many parts of Wisconsin. Call us at 1-855-569-9767 today to schedule an appointment for a roofing estimate.