Residential & Steep-slope Roofing
Roofing Specialties – residential roofing, with slopes from 2″-in-12″ and steeper, is called “steep” and “sloped roofing” by the professional roofing contractor trades.
Many different materials are used for steep and sloped roofing.
Wood or asphalt- composition shingles are the most common roofing material used in residential and other “Steep” and “sloped” applications” worldwide.
Shingles are made of carrier sheets of organic or fiberglass material, coated with asphalt, and granulated in
a wide array of colors. Some asphalt shingles are made to look like wood shingles. Many shingle manufacturers have products that meet new code requirements for reflectivity. Some shingles do not meet these new standards yet. Check with your professional roofing contractor for specifics information about city, county and national code requirements for roofing.
Wood shingles typically are made of cedar, and are used mainly on higher slopes – from 4″ -in- 12″ upward. They are very aesthetically pleasing with a rich look. Also, if properly applied, wood shingles have a long life expectancy.
Split wood shakes are aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting. Shakes, due to their rough look, are desired in certain architecture concepts. They also are more difficult to install than typical shingle applications.
Concrete roof tile creates an instant “curb appeal” are is available in a wide variety of design-inspired colors and profiles that can enhance any exterior style. Concrete roof tile is elegant and durable, withstanding winds in excess of 125 mph. Concrete roof tile is structurally superior and lasts longer than traditional roofing materials. It also is environmentally friendly, made only of sand, cement and water, making it 100-percent recyclable.
When it comes to tile selection, the sky’s the limit! Durable and fashionable concrete tile comes in a wide variety of unique colors, and blends to complement any architectural design.
If you are looking for durability and ease of maintenance, nothing performs like a metal roof. Lightweight, corrosion-resistant and dozens of colors, coatings and profiles to choose from, metal affords architects and owners the freedom of design not always available with other materials. Metal roofing systems are manufactured to perform in the harsh south Florida elements, while still adding value and beauty to your home. Besides being beautiful and long-lasting, metal has the added benefit of being highly recyclable – offering an environmentally friendly solution to your home’s exterior.