What’s the most important part of your home? Is it the kitchen, the bathroom or bedrooms? The answer to all those questions should be the same and that should be NO! The roof over your head is what makes your house a home. A roof separates us from the elements and provides safety and security. Most standard shingle roofs have a lifespan of around 20 years before they need to be replaced. Those looking for an experienced roofer should call Roofing Concepts Unlimited/Fl. Inc in Coral Springs. With so many years of experience, RCU can install a new roof on your home quickly and within your budget. Trust the most important part of your home to a roofing company with a history of excellent service, superior quality and exceptional customer service. Call Roofing Concepts Unlimited/Fl. Inc. today for more information about re-roofing in South Florida.
Types of Residential Roofs
Florida is a pretty wet and sometime windy state, so many people look for roofing material that can keep water at bay. Traditional shingle roofs are the least expensive option and when installed and repaired correctly, can last for up to 20 years or more.
Tile and metal : are more expensive options, but they also do a better job at keeping the water out. Metal and tile roofs can also last for as much as 50 years without need for replacement. Spending more upfront makes sense when you’re getting a roof that will hold up for nearly half a century. Metal and tile roofs can even help raise the resale value of your home.
If you are looking for durability and ease of maintenance, nothing performs like a metal roof. Lightweight, corrosion-resistant with 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 of copper, aluminum and coated galvanized steel 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.
Wood Shingles & Shakes: If you are looking for a stylish roofing system then you might want to consider wood shake shingles. Wood shake is the kind of material that will look beautiful even when it weathers. Even though it is an organic material, it can last for up to 30 years, if properly maintained. The wood shake can either be made of pine or cedar.
Wood shingles typically are made of cedar, and are used mainly on higher slopes – from 4″ -in- 12″ and 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 mainly in certain architectural schemes. They also are more difficult to install than typical shingle applications. It is always recommended to contact your local building department to discuss code requirements including fire rating guidelines when considering one of these types of roofs.
Slate roofing is also another popular option for many homeowners. Even though it is a heavy roofing material, slate is beautiful. Slate roofs are slippery and they can be quite hard to get replacements. To avoid this, most homeowners will choose rubber slate instead of the real and pure slate.
Asphalt shingles: can be the best material for the homeowner who is looking to save on costs and still get a highly durable roof. The material can last even longer than 30 years with minimal maintenance. The asphalt shingles in the market today are thicker and more textured but they may cost more.
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.
Residential: Steep-slope Roofing:
Roofing Specialties – residential roofing, with slopes from 2″-in-12″ and steeper, are called “steep” and/or “sloped roofing” by the professional roofing contractor trades.
Many different materials can be used for steep and sloped roofing.
Choosing the right roofing system is important as it will help you save on cooling and heating costs and get the best return on your investment. Contact Roofing Concepts Unlimited/Fl. Inc. today for more information about which roof is right for you!
RCU is able to take on any job, large or small, anywhere in Broward, Palm Beach and Martin Counties and proud installers of Altusa Clay Tile, Hanson Roof Tile, Entegra Roof Tile, Monier Roof Tile and more. Shingle roof manufacturers include GAF, Certainteed, Owens-Corning and others. Metal Roofs include Englert, MBCI, IMETCO, DECRA Roofing Systems, Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roofing Systems, Metal Sales and others