Roof Types

ROOF TYPES

If you need a new roof, there are many options to choose from. You must consider several factors before hiring a roofing company. What type of roof do you need—roof shingles, tile roofs, or metal roofs? How much do you want to spend and how long do you want it to last? With these questions in mind, here is a breakdown of the different roof types.

Roof shingles in Honolulu, Hawaii

ROOF SHINGLES

Roof shingles are the most popular type of material used for roofing. Many people like it because of its affordability, durability and flexibility. There are several benefits of shingle roofing; however, the main aspect that people appreciate about it is its versatility. Picking the right color scheme and finish for your home or office is a fun process. With roof shingles, you get to pick nearly any color. There are many different styles available as well. Some roof shingles also have different benefits like added insulation to help reduce your cooling and heating bills.

Roof styles in Honolulu, Hawaii

CERAMIC TILES

Ceramic tiles have long been a popular option for roofs. Clay tiles are fireproof and fairly durable, requiring few repairs or replacements. Ceramic tile roofs,  come in a wide range of different colors, shapes, and sizes so they complement a wide range of homes and buildings.

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Ceramic roof tiles in Honolulu, Hawaii

CONCRETE TILES

For those that like the appearance of ceramic tiles, but want something a little more durable and less prone to breakage, there are concrete tiles. Concrete tiles most commonly resemble traditional ceramic tiles, but can be found in a variety of other styles as well, including those that look like slate. The drawback to concrete tiles is their weight, and some roofs may need to be reinforced to carry the load. However, they aren’t any heavier than real slate tiles, but are much less expensive and easier to install. This makes them a viable alternative to slate for those who don’t mind the weight.

Metal roofs in Honolulu, Hawaii

METAL ROOFS

Metal roofs are quickly becoming more popular in the roofing industry. There are many benefits to this roof type. One of the main reasons for installing a metal roof is its durability. Metal roofs are the best for practicality reasons, as they require very little maintenance. The metal panels reflect solar heat, which will help keep your home and business cooler in the summer. Although metal roofs cost more upfront than other roof types, you ultimately can save in the long run as metal roofs can last 40-60 years.

Torch on roofing in Honolulu, Hawaii

TORCH ON ROOFING

Torch on roofing is a very common form of asphalt roll roofing. The technique involves attaching layers of rubberized asphalt to a roof. Heat is used to melt the bitumen in the asphalt directly onto the roof, creating a waterproof barrier and resistant to UV light. This form of roofing is often used on flat roofs.

A major advantage of torch on roofing is its durability. Torch on roofs last anywhere between 15 and 20 years and is virtually maintenance-free. However,  we still recommend that you have it inspected a couple of times a year. Another advantage is that torch on roofing is free of harmful fumes unlike a tar roof.

With so many roof styles to choose from, a new roof will improve the look and feel of your home or office.

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