Louisville, KY Roofing Materials
Asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and more
Our Greater Louisville Roofing Services
- Roof repair & maintenance
- Roof replacement
- New roof installation
- Gutter & downspout installation
- Comprehensive roof inspections & estimates
When replacing a roof, deciding on the right roofing material can seem overwhelming. With so many types of roofing like asphalt, metal roofing, energy-efficient products, different colors and textures, it can seem like a lot to be able to choose just one.
Bone Dry Roofing's roofing professionals will show you the condition of your existing roofing and will walk you through the kinds of roofing most appropriate for your home before replacing the old roof.
Simply contact us to start your FREE roof estimate in Louisville, Clarksville, Mount Washington and nearby Greater Louisville, Kentucky.
Asphalt & asphalt fiberglass shingles
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. Manufacturers have also created asphalt shingles that imitate the look of wood and slate.
The term "composite" can apply to several different types of roofing, since it simply implies that a number of different materials are used in the manufacturing process. Today one of the most common types of composite roofing is a simulated roofing slate that is made from resins and from rubber compounds extracted from reclaimed tires. This slate look-a-like offers the appearance of a slate roof, excellent longevity and a lower installed price.
Composite shingles carry some of the industry's longest warranties, making them a smart investment for you home. In fact, many asphalt shingles used today technically fall under the composite roofing umbrella.
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.
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.
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. However, membrane roofs can be used to seal flat roofs over garages and porches.
This roofing category is often grouped with "low-slope" roofing because many of the roofing treatments are the same. The most common flat-roofing materials used on residential and commercial buildings today include single-membrane systems like EPDM or rubber roofing, thermo-polyolefin (TPO) roofing and PVC roofing. Metal roofing is sometimes used on low-slope roofs, but not on flat roofs.
High-density Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing is a system that coats the roof with a continuous layer of foam insulation that can also serve as the finished roof surface (as long as a protective coating is applied over the foam). Because any flat roof is inherently prone to leaking, it's important to hire skilled installers whenever flat roofing is repaired, replaced or installed.
Choosing an Experienced Roofer is Important
Bone Dry Roofing is an experienced and excellent roofing contractor and we offer everything from new roof installations, roof repairs & maintenance to complete roof replacement.
We always offer top-quality workmanship, excellent customer service so you know what's going on, and a quality, durable roof to protect your home and family.
Bone Dry Roofing works throughout Greater Louisville, including Mount Washington, Clarksville, Louisville, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Bardstown, Elizabethtown, Simpsonville, Pewee Valley, Prospect and many parts of Kentucky. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a FREE roof estimate!
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