Here at Rocky Mountain Roofs, roof replacement is a procedure that is taken with extreme care and safety. We will make sure the process is clean and efficient.
Replacing a roof is a project that we manage in an orderly fashion. We follow very high standards.
Of all major home repairs, installing new roofing is arguably as important as it gets. Though a new roof isn’t all that glamorous, you’ll understand its importance in a big way should an old roof fail, allowing water to destroy the inside of your home, from the attic insulation, down through the painstakingly remodeled kitchen, right on through to the basement family room with a big-screen TV. Fewer home problems can be more disastrous than a failed roof.
Roof replacement is not something to take likely, nor is it a repair that should be delayed. When you sense that your roof is nearing the end of its useful life, brush up on these basics before soliciting bids from roofing contractors.
The Basic Roofing Materials
Your choice of roofing materials often depends on your locality, as much as on your own personal taste. In some regions, for example, metal roofing is a common selection due to its fire resistance, while in other regions, the predominant home styles might call for a Spanish-influenced tile tool. Roof pitch (angle) also affects the kind of roofing materials you can use. For example, wood shake shingles can be used for steeper pitched roofs but are not suitable for flatter, low-pitched roofs.
The most common choices for residential roofing include:
-Asphalt composition shingles:
These are cheap and easily obtainable, but they are less attractive than other options due to their flat appearance. This is by far the most popular type of roofing material.
-Wood shakes or shingles:
These are pricey but attractive shingles. They have great durability but aren’t a good choice in regions where there is a fire danger.
Metal roofs made of steel or aluminum have become more popular in recent years, due in part to their durability and because they are fireproof. These are expensive roofs that require specialty contractors for installation, but they may be cost-effective in the long run due to their long life. Several types of metal roofing systems are available, including raised-seam panels and products that mimic the look of composite shingles.
This is a highly attractive, high-end roofing option, but it is expensive and very heavy. Slate roofs are extremely slippery to walk on and difficult to repair when damaged.
These synthetic tiles made from 95 percent recycled materials, including rubber, are gaining in popularity. They closely resemble slate and other forms of stone tile but are much lighter and less susceptible to damage.
-Clay or ceramic tile:
Long the most predominant image in Southern California and Florida, the so-called Spanish-style red tile roof is still common but is being gradually replaced by metal and composite materials that mimic the Spanish tile look. Other roofing materials are now available which meet ceramic tile’s fire retardant ability, with much less weight put on the roof. This type of shingle is called the half-barrel because it is essentially a cylinder cut in half length-wise, roughly 16 inches long.
Cities We Service Near You
North Salt Lake, Utah
Woods Cross, Utah
South Weber, Utah
West Point, Utah
Fruit Heights, Utah
West Bountiful, Utah
North Ogden, Utah
South Ogden, Utah
West Haven, Utah
Pleasant View, Utah
Plain City, Utah
Farr West, Utah
Washington Terrace, Utah
North Logan, Utah
Hyde Park, Utah
River Heights, Utah
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Enoch, Utah 84721
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