When it’s time for a home roof replacement, take a look at your options before simply choosing the same kind of roof you’ve had in the past. Here are some of the benefits and top features for several roof replacement options.
Types of Roofing Materials
When doing a roofing material comparison, we’ll begin with traditional asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are the most widely chosen roofing material option in America. Their cost-effective appeal, ability to stand up to weather, and customization options make them a favorite among homeowners. They are super versatile, and look great on just about any style of home.
GAF Asphalt Shingles are the top selling brand of asphalt shingles and come in styles from classic to luxury. They stand up well to hail, high winds, and UV rays. Also ask about proper roof ventilation — a common problem in the KC area.
Stone Coated Steel Roofing
Metal roofing is swiftly gaining popularity due to its extreme durability, sleek style, energy efficiency, and long-lasting makeup. Popular metal roofing options include Stone Coated Steel Roofing and Standing Seam Roofing. Stone Coated Steel Roofing gives you remarkable toughness. It stands up to freeze/thaw cycles, high winds, and more. This roof’s attractive, striking appearance makes it ideal for elite neighborhoods as well as subdivisions and rural homes. It comes with the best warranty in the industry because it is so durable. It’s an ideal long-term roofing solution.
Standing Seam Roofing
This gorgeous metal roofing option is hard to compete with. Homeowners looking for durability, eco-friendly roofing, and a sleek, contemporary look gravitate to Standing Seam Metal Roofing. Standing Seam is a high-end upgrade and solid step up in quality and longevity from other roofing options such as asphalt shingles.
Standing Seam roofing has concealed fasteners. There are no exposed screws in the roof, which minimizes the possibility of leaks in the future. Metal roofing reflects solar radiant heat, so your home will stay cooler and your energy costs lower (compared to asphalt). The sleek vertical panels give your modern home a contemporary look.
Cedar Shake Roofing
This roofing option adds natural beauty to your home. It’s energy-efficient and durable. Unfortunately, because cedar shakes are made of wood, there are fire concerns and sometimes insurance issues with this roofing material.
The older wood gets, the more prone it is to catch on fire. Wood can also attract pests like termites and woodpeckers. When cedar shake shingles are compromised, they tend to allow moisture to penetrate your home, causing even more trouble and the need for repairs.
Flat Rubber Roofing
These roofs are often found on commercial properties. A flat roof gives businesses the opportunity to install outdoor HVAC units on the rooftop rather than placing them in high traffic ground areas.
Short for thermoplastic polyolefin, this single ply roofing membrane delivers good overall performance and excellent energy efficiency for the cost. It’s categorized as a “cool roof” because it reflects sunlight and eases the work of your air conditioning unit.
Among other benefits of TPO Roofing, it resists punctures, tears, and stormy weather. It’s long-lasting because it has fewer seams, it’s welded together, and greater durability results. It’s available in dozens of stylish colors, and offers you greater protection because it’s a whole roofing system, not just a protective membrane. It can be warrantied for up to 20 years, making it a good investment.
Short for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, this rubber roofing membrane is typically installed on both flat residential roofs and commercial roofs. It’s a cost-effective option to TPO or PVC flat roofs. It is usually only warrantied for 10 years, so it may need to be replaced more quickly than other flat roofing options such as TPO roofing.
Short for Modified Bitumen, this is an asphalt based multi-ply flat roofing system. It is installed in multiple layers, and is a super labor intensive process that needs to be performed by an experienced professional. It lasts up to 20 years.
Components to Consider When Choosing Roofing Material
- What look would I like to achieve with my new roof?
- How long will the new roof last?
- How much maintenance will it require?
- How does the roofing material stand up to weather like ice, snow, and high winds?
- Does the roof replacement material fit in my budget?
- Is the roof material fire resistant?
- How labor intensive is the roof installation with this material?
- Have I sought the informative counsel of a professional roofer?
Christian Brothers Roofing Materials We Offer
At Christian Brothers Roofing, we install top roofing materials with expert installation practices. Roofing materials we install include: Asphalt Shingles, Stone Coated Steel Roofing, Standing Seam Roofing, and flat roofing: TPO, EPDM, and Modified Bitumen.
Cedar Shake Roofing Repair
When cedar shake roofing gets damaged, it should be repaired promptly to prevent further damage to your home. Signs of cedar shake roof damage include: cracked shakes, curling shingles, wood rot, roof leaks, pest infestation, mossy growth, mold and mildew stains, and more. We offer cedar shingle repair or a full roof replacement.
Why Homeowners Choose Christian Brothers Roofing
Your roof protects your biggest investment. At Christian Brothers Roofing, we’re on the cutting edge of technology so you get the maximum installation benefits. Through training, installation and warranty work, our business is the only consistent earner of GAF’s Triple Excellence Award.
We’re the only contractor in Kansas and Missouri to earn GAF’s highest Master Elite Award with the President’s Club designation for our performance, reliability and service.
We’re here to serve you. We take time to answer your questions, provide reliable roof installation, and use only premium products. Take a look at our gallery of roofing options, and dream a little.
For more information about roof replacement, check out our Ultimate Guide to Roof Replacement in Kansas City.