Here Are Some Roofing Alternatives You May Not Have Thought

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Most lesser-known alternatives can eliminate shingles and other common materials, and some can even reduce your energy bill!

Here Are Some Roofing Alternatives You May Not Have Thought

Not all roofs are necessarily the same. There are so many great options on the market that you might want to reconsider what you offer and consider alternative roofing materials. Most lesser-known alternatives can eliminate shingles and other common materials, and some can even reduce your energy bill! And if you’re planning a low-slope roof, shingles probably won’t work anyway. Colorado Roofing Contractors, LLC is a professional Denver roofing company based in Colorado with over 20+ years of experience in the profession. Contact who will give you full information about Roofing Alternatives.

1. Stone-Coated Metal Stone-clad metal roofs or stone-clad steel roofs have a huge architectural profile and can mimic the look of bitumen shingles, wood shingles or slate shingles. This high-quality roofing material is guaranteed for up to fifty years and is highly resistant to wind, hail and fire. It is made of corrosion-resistant metal, covered with crushed granite, which adheres firmly to the metal. Granite siding is not designed to flake off over time, like mineral siding on asphalt shingles. Stone-clad metal roofs are typically installed on the wooden planks or planks that form air ducts between the roof deck and the roof. These air spaces act as insulation, keeping the roof chill in the summer and reducing ice dam formation in the winter.

2. Construct-Up Roofing Self-leveling roofing is the most popular roofing material used on low pitch roofs. The roofing material under construction, consisting of many layers of bitumen base, is accomplished by applying a composite or coating as the top layer. This top layer is usually of tar over that gravel is laid. Types of prefabricated roofing include smooth asphalt (warm or chill) and ballast asphalt. All types typically consist of four parts: flooring, insulation, laminated boards (reinforcing fabric) and one or more covering materials. The layers are held with asphalt (tar) or other bituminous material. The type of surface coating used can significantly affect the cost and durability of a roof. More prefabricated roofs installed today have a layer of rigid insulation to ensure energy efficiency. Overlayed sheets are usually reinforced with fiberglass mats or organic mats depending on their application.

3. Solar Shingles Solar tiles are one substitute to traditional rooftop solar panels and also serve as a roof covering. While early versions of solar roof tiles and other solar roof materials used flexible “thin-film” solar technology, today’s solar roof tiles are often made of rigid materials such as tempered glass. This makes them look and function more like normal tiles, and most of them can be installed the same way as tile and without special installation tools. Of course, the largest advantage of solar tiles is that they generate electricity during the day. As a result, the roof starts to pay from the day of installation and for the entire life of the system. It's the only roofing material that will provide a financial return on your investment.

4. Single-Ply Roofing Single-layer roofing is a professional choice for commercial buildings and can be used on any roof slope. There are 2 main types of single-layer of roofing: thermoplastic and thermoset. Thermoset films are made from layers of synthetic rubber polymers such as EPDM, CSPE and neoprene. They are often used in big areas because their big size reduces the number of seams. Thermoplastic single-ply are often warm-air welded to form cohesive overlaps. When the thermoplastic material cools, it backs to its original state and forms a stronger bond. Thermoplastic films typically consist of a layer reinforced with polyester or fiberglass to provide force and stability.

5. Standing Seam Roofing A steep seam roof is a type of metal roof consisting of vertical panels with 2 joints per panel that run vertically upwards. They offer a more finished look and larger durability than traditional corrugated roofs. Standing seaming roofs are typically available of galvanized steel, galvanized steel, and copper. Vertical seaming panels are installed on standard plywood roof decks and subfloors approved as snow and water protection. The panels are typically 30 to 60 cm wide and run similar to the slope of the roof.