Shingled roofs are the most common roofing type found in our area. Offering a variety of appearances from standard three-tab shingles to premium architectural shingles, shingled roofs can mimic a number of other materials, including slate tiles and cedar shakes. Shingled roofs are the least expensive material to install, but don't last as long as other roofing types, requiring more frequent replacement. They require seasonal maintenance to get the best benefit and longest lifespan, typically lasting from 10-30 years.
When you're looking for new roofing for your home or business, it can seem as though there are a world of options available. Here's a look at different roof types we offer at Alexander Roofing.
A common roof for commercial buildings, an EPDM rubber roof is a membrane that is attached to the roof and sealed at the seams. It's available in different colors, thicknesses, and widths, depending on your needs. It can be attached using mechanical fasteners, adhesive, or ballast. It's resistant to wind uplift and high wind damage, UV, hail, weathering, and it remains flexible in cold temperatures.
The Hydrostop roofing system provides a waterproof coating for roofs that is applied in layers and then re-applied when problems develop. It's a flexible and UV-resistant coating system which involves two foundation layers with a strong, non-woven polyester fabric between them, followed by two finish coats. The system provides superior protection from strong winds, up to and including hurricane force, as well as superior reflective properties. When applied by a certified company, Hydrostop roofs last up to 25 years.
Metal roofs provide excellent value for their cost. Though a metal roof has a higher initial cost, the long lifespan lasting several decades and virtually non-existent maintenance requirements provides a much lower cost over the years. Metal roofs are more durable, stronger, and lighter than other roofing systems. They also make an excellent roof if you're considering adding solar panels or other structures to your roof as their lighter weight doesn't require additional structure to support the added weight of those systems.
With so many roof types available, many people have questions about which type of roof is best for their situation. For more information about how to choose the best roof type for your needs, please contact us at 803-695-2748 to schedule an appointment. Our trained staff is highly experienced and our installers are fully bonded and licensed, ensuring you'll get the most out of your new roof.