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April 2017

Environmentally Friendly Roofs

2017-04-12T18:22:37+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Roofing 101|

  Environmentally Friendly Roofing Materials Are Now Available A little-known but new breed of environmentally friendly roofing products is now available for residential applications. If you like the look of slate, tile, or wood shakes, you can now buy them made from blends of polymers, sawdust, rubber, vinyl, and fiberglass. These [...]

All About Concrete Tile

2017-04-12T17:33:45+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Roofing 101|

Concrete Tiles Have Excellent Wind, Hail and Fire Resistance Over the past few decades, concrete has continued to gain momentum in the roofing field. It weathers well; offers excellent wind, hail, and fire resistance; and installs similarly to clay tile and slate. Concrete is typically formed into flat shakes instead of [...]

March 2017

February 2017

Laminated Asphalt Shingles

2017-02-21T23:11:25+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Roofing 101|

Laminated asphalt shingles are an increasingly popular option for new homes or roofing replacements. You may also hear them referred to as “dimensional,” “architectural,” or “multithickness” shingles. Essentially, laminated asphalt shingles have the same material composition as multitab cutout shingles—a sandwich of asphalt, base sheeting of felt or fiberglass, and granular coatings. However, [...]

Asphalt Three-Tab Shingles

2017-02-21T22:36:14+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Roofing 101|

The most common roof covering by far, asphalt three-tab shingles are inexpensive, lightweight, and available in a wide range of colors and styles. They are also easy to install. Asphalt three-tab roof shingles consist of a sandwich of asphalt and fiberglass or felt layers covered by mineral granules. For several important reasons [...]