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.
At Xterior Solutions of Greater Hudson Valley, you can trust that you'll have the best roofing in no time!
Contact our expert contractors today for your free estimate for the cost of our services. We provide quality roofing services, including roof repair, roof replacement and installation in Poughkeepsie, Carmel, Albany, and the surrounding areas of New York!
This home in Highland, NY looks fantastic with a brand new roof!
We were called to inspect a roof and write up an estimate for a replacement. This home was looking drab with faded shingles, we since installed brand new Owen Corning shingles in Colonial Slate. This couple even qualified for financing with little to no interest and flexible payments to fit their budget.
We replaced this old roof with an amazing new metal one! Along with spray foam insulation underneath!!
We transformed this home that had dated shingles and a messy flat roof by replacing it with Owens Corning Duration shingles in Amber and a beige decking on the flat roof, just look at the difference!
This home needed a new roof. After a member of our team discussed the possible roofing options with the homeowner and drafted a proposal, our crews installed a brand new metal roof. The homeowner is ecstatic about their new, durable roof that is built to last!
This homeowner wanted to have their roof replaced with a metal roof. Metal roofs are great for durability and they have a distinguished look as well. Xterior Solutions was more than happy to send out a specialist to take measurements and write a detailed estimate of the job. When we got there, it became obvious that this was not your average roof. It was no problem though. Our crew has the talent and experience needed to finish any job!
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.
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.
Composite shingles carry some of the industry’s longest warranties.
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 excellent longevity and a lower installation price while providing the appearance of a traditional slate roof.
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.
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.
Because any flat roof is inherently prone to leaking, it’s important to hire skilled installers whenever flat roofing is repaired, replaced or installed.
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)
Xterior Solutions 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 best-quality workmanship, excellent customer service and a long-lasting, durable roof over your head.
Our roofing contractors work throughout the Greater Hudson Valley area, including Peekskill, Chappaqua, Hopewell Junction, Troy, Granite Springs, Cross River, Kingston, Wallkill, Yorktown Heights, Middletown, Newburgh, Hyde Park, Ossining, Mahopac and many parts of New York. Call us at 1-855-252-2535 today to schedule an appointment for a roofing cost estimate.
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