Whether you’d like to increase your home’s value, or you’re ready to improve the protection your roof provides you, our roofers in Charlotte can help you pick out a roof you can truly trust. To get started, there are many different types of roofing materials, but today we’ll be providing readers with a list of the top roofing materials our roofers use on home roof installations in the greater Charlotte area.
The Most Popular Style of Roof Installations in Charlotte
Asphalt & Asphalt Fiberglass Shingles
Although most of the shingles used today are also known as asphalt fiberglass shingles, the terms asphalt and asphalt fiberglass shingles are interchangeable. You’ll receive a strong roof installation when you choose a fiberglass mat. Why? These shingles are embedded with extra tear resistance and strength against Mother Nature. Plus, they’re one of the most popular materials our roofers use in the area, and the rest of the United States would agree that this material is one roofers everywhere fully trust. Whether you are looking for an affordable roof installation or an installation that won’t take long, the asphalt & asphalt fiberglass shingles are a fine choice. You may also choose to upgrade your roof with a premium grade of “laminated” asphalt fiberglass shingles. Typically, these shingles are warranted up to 50 years.
Even though this type of material has been around for ages, rubber roofing is fairly new to the roofing world here in Charlotte. Why? It took a lot of research and dedication to developing a rubber that could withstand all of the wear and tear Mother Nature brings while keeping the “shingle” thin and durable to act as a great roofing option. You may also hear EPDM roofing; it’s one and the same. A roofer who uses rubber roofing materials will provide the homeowner with a durable and waterproof membrane that will protect a home for years to come. Additionally, a rubber roof is also known as a “membrane roof.” Although few homeowners choose to use a rubber roof material, it’s very popular as a commercial building installation option.
Metal roofing is becoming more popular along the east coast and is making its mark in Charlotte. Our roofers specialize in installing metal roofs in the great Charlotte area and it’s not only popular with homeowners but commercial buildings as well. Not only are they extremely affordable, but the installation process is fairly simple, seamless and quick. The only limitation to having a metal roof installed by our roofers is that it’s unsuitable for any curved or complex roofs. However, it’s a great option for homeowners who are looking for an affordable option; metal roofing may be installed over old shingles, making the installation process even quicker than a traditional roof installation.
Corrugated roofing is an easy-to-spot roof. Why? This style of roof offers homeowners and businesses a very distinct form of roof. Although symmetrical, its pattern offers alternating grooves and ridges that are thin and is installed in sheet form. When installed by our roofers, you may choose to have a polycarbonate, steel or asphalt-fiberglass composite material. A corrugated roof may also be implemented on top of an old and original roofing material.
Flat roofing is a very popular choice for commercial businesses throughout the greater Charlotte area. They’re grouped as a “low-slope” style roof because the roofing treatments they receive are near all the same. You may have heard of some of the most common materials used, as we’ve mentioned a couple above: EDPM, or rubber roofing; PVC roofing and Thermo-polyolefin (TPO) roofing. These roofs are treated with a high-density SPF (spray polyurethane foam) continuously until the foam provides adequate insulation and protection for the roof.
Do you know if you need a new roof? Here are some quick signs you may need a new one:
- Missing Shingles
- Loose Chimney Flashing
- 25-Year-Old Roof
- Buckling or Curling Shingles
- Shingle Granules in the Gutters
- Daylight Shines Through the Roof
Would you like to learn more about our highly trusted and experienced roofers and the services they can provide for you if you live in or near the greater Charlotte area? Our roofers are well-versed in the area of roofing, which means we can provide you with a lasting residential or commercial roof installation without a problem. If you aren’t sure your current roof is in need of replacement, or you just need a roof repair to get you through the upcoming winter season, feel free to give our experienced roofers a call. We also recommend you read our past blog to learn the sure signs your roof needs to be replaced. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us! If you’re ready, go ahead and schedule a FREE roofing inspection online now!