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Roof Repairs and Costs You Should Know About

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Roof Repairs and Costs You Should Know About
19
Oct
2020

We all like to think of our roofs as impenetrable barriers that are indestructible against all forces. Though most roofs are quite reliable, they are somewhat fallible. Roofs are especially vulnerable when harsh weather strikes and the roof repairs often vary quite widely in price. All sorts of different factors determine the final cost of each idiosyncratic roof repair. Everything from the home’s size to the style of roof, the type of shingle, the extent of the damage and other variables play important roles in the project’s cost.

Let’s delve deeper into this phenomenon to help homeowners understand why roof repair service costs are not uniform across the board. Here’s a look at the most common reasons for roof repair and associated costs in Texas. Read more

My Roof is Missing Shingles After a Storm…What do I Do?

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Roof Missing Shingles After Storm - Elevated Roofing
14
Oct
2020

Texas gets its fair share of wind, rain, and hail. If your roof endures any sort of damage from these storms, do not hire any old roofer to perform the repairs. These storms can cause missing, torn, unsealed, and curled roofing shingles which are warning signs that you should address immediately. Often, missing shingles may lead to significant damage hidden underneath, which not only compromises the roofing system but could cause moisture to get into the interior.

If water flows down a wall or pours from around a ceiling fixture, you can detect the infiltration right away. Unfortunately, leaks caused by missing shingles may not be obvious or go unnoticed in obscure locations such as the attic.

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How to Prevent and Assess Hail Damage to Your Roof

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How to Prevent and Assess Hail Damage to Your Roof
04
Oct
2020

Homeowners in Texas are no strangers to the effects of severe weather. Torrential rainfall, high winds, and even unexpected hail storms cause millions of dollars in property damage each and every year. While any exposed property is at risk, roof damage is by far the most common result of storm-related weather events.

As much as we expect our homes to withstand the effects of severe weather, storm damage is simply a fact of life. Before and after any storm, homeowners need to be diligent in their efforts to both protect their homes and assess the condition of their roof after a storm. Read more

Elevated Roofing Ranked Among Nation’s Top 100 Roofing Contractors

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68th Largest Roofer in Nation
14
Aug
2020

Elevated Roofing, a leading provider of residential and commercial roofing services in the Dallas area, has landed at #68 in the prestigious “Top 100 Roofing Contractors in the Nation”.

Elevated Construction Group, a respected contractor in Frisco, TX, proudly announces the recognition given to some of the most elite residential and commercial roofing contractors in the U.S.

The Frisco roofing company is recognized for earning the No. 68 spot on the 2020 Top 100 Contractors List compiled by Roofing Contractor Magazine. Rankings are determined by 2019 sales revenue. In 2018, Elevated earned the No. 91 spot on the list.

“This explosive growth and trust from the community as a local partner reflects the huge leap that was made by the entire team,” said Mike Witte, owner of Elevated Roofing. “We are so grateful to our customers and the trust that they have placed in us. Texas weather can be hard on roofs, and 2019 was no exception. Our customers depend on our workmanship and on us doing the right thing, and we work to maintain this standard with each and every one of them.”

While Elevated Roofing has always done Commercial Roofing, the past two years, it has been a priority.  “We continue to climb this list consistently, by building the kingdom one roof at a time, and focusing on both being a digital transformation company and achieving high-quality customer outcomes,” said James Honeycutt, VP of Sales and Marketing at Elevated Roofing. “This is an exceptional feat for our team of exceptional people, all focused on taking care of our customers. It also reflects our focus on commercial roofing in the past few years which has opened up new growth opportunities for our team.”

Elevated Construction Group is a family-owned business based in Frisco, TX, that handles a diverse array of services that includes both residential roofing and commercial roofing, metal roofs, gutters, siding, painting, and storm-damage repair under the brand names Elevated Roofing, Elevated Commercial Roofing and Elevated Electrical.

“Elevated’s longevity is part of the reason we can provide this breadth of services”, explains owner Mike Witte. “Some of our staff and contractors have been with us for more than eight years. It’s a family,” he says. “Every project we take on advances the tradition of excellence in both craftsmanship and customer service.”

With almost 600 Google 5-Star reviews, Elevated Roofing has proven that their high-quality materials and honest workmanship far exceed the rest. With a warranty of up to 30 years on every project completed, you can count on Elevated Roofing.

The skilled team at Elevated Roofing has provided the North Texas area with both of these ideals for more than 20 years. They are also certified with the NTRCA and the RCTA and enjoy a coveted A+ Better Business Bureau rating. The company works only with Top Tier manufacturers to ensure the quality of their work.

About Elevated Construction Group:

Elevated Construction Group, a Frisco-based company, offers both residential and commercial services, supported by a team of dedicated professionals, who provide both honest and detailed solutions that are backed by a warranty. For more information, visit www.elevatedroofing.com.

About Roofing Contractor Magazine:

Roofing Contractor is the premier magazine for roofing contractors. Each month relevant information covering the latest trends in the roofing industry, safety, business, and legal concerns are addressed. Our editorial reaches a national audience and covers all aspects of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional roofing. For more information, visit www.roofingcontractor.com.

In need of roof repair? Contact Elevated Roofing here.

 

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3 Things a New Homeowner Should Know About Their Roof

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3 Things a New Homeowner Should Know About Their Roof
15
Jul
2020

June 22, 2020 by Julia Weaver
Updated on July 10th, 2020

As a brand new homeowner, your home is one of your biggest investments, and one of your biggest responsibilities. In order for the value of your home to increase, you will want to protect your investment with a well-thought-out maintenance routine. If you live in an area with a hot climate like Frisco, TX you will need to make sure your roof is well taken care of. While you probably won’t be spending every weekend washing the windows of this house you now own, you will probably want to come up with a plan for caring for your home so that it will remain an asset, rather than becoming a long-term liability.Drone roof inspection

This plan should not only include seasonal maintenance items, such as cleaning out gutters and trimming overhanging tree branches but should also include a plan for how you are going to cover the costs of proactive repairs before aging portions of your home start screaming for your attention.

Since one of the biggest threats to a home is moisture, keeping precipitation out of your home is of utmost importance. Your roof, of course, is your first line of defense against water getting into your home. Today, we would like to discuss three things new homeowners should know about their roofs.

1. Roofs Don’t Last Forever

The lifespan of a roof is typically 10 to 15 years. While home inspections are not required in most states, it is in a buyer’s best interest to have an inspection performed, because knowing the age and condition of a home’s roof can be helpful when putting in an offer for purchase. For example, if the existing roof is already nine years old, the buyer may be able to negotiate a few thousand dollars off of the asking price, due to the fact that the roof will soon need to be replaced. A home inspection will include details about the roof, including any soft spots that the inspector may notice. If the exact age of the roof is not recorded in the inspection, it is not out of line for a buyer to kindly, but firmly, press for this information.

2. Be Proactive With Known Deficiencies

It is in a new homeowner’s best interest to take care of issues with their roof as soon as deficiencies are noted. Procrastination is never an option, as a leaky roof will never repair itself. There are times, however, when it may appear that way. For example, if you should notice water dripping inside your home, and, during a rain shower several days later, notice that you no longer detect moisture in that same area, do not assume for a moment that the leak has been rectified. Sometimes, moisture from rain or another type of precipitation may be diverted from its point of entry to a second point of discovery.

It is also important to mention that just because you may notice water entering your residence at one location, does not necessarily mean that a leak exists in the roof directly above the area where moisture is detected. If moisture was able to get in once, and a repair has not been made, moisture is still able to gain entrance, even if its location in your home is seemingly unapparent.

3. Sometimes What Covers Your Home May Be Covered by a Warranty

If prior owners of your home recently had the roof replaced, that roof may be under a warranty that is transferable to future owners. If the roof is under a non-transferable warranty and a problem is noted before the sale is completed, the seller may be willing to use that warranty coverage to address any current concerns. If the warranty is transferable, be sure to obtain the necessary paperwork and information from the seller.

To learn more about replacing the roof on your home or for information about roof repair services, contact Elevated Roofing for your complimentary, no-obligation inspection.

Elevated Roofing Awarded GAF Premium System Professional for 2019

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Elevated Roofing receives GAF Premium System Award
27
May
2020

Elevated Roofing, LLC has been awarded as one of the coveted GAF Premium System Professional Award Winners for 2019. This award recognizes the best residential contractors and represents an exclusive status that serves to further differentiate GAF Master Elite Contractors.

To win this award, Elevated had to meet the following criteria:

  • Completed a minimum of 100 jobs utilizing Timberline American Harvest, Value Collection Lifetime Designers, or Ultra-Premium Collection Lifetime Designer Shingles
  • Utilized the full Lifetime Roofing System and registered either a System Plus, Silver Pledge, or Golden Pledge Limited Warranty
  • Earned the President’s Club designation in the concurrent year
  • Only promoted GAF products on their website – no other competitive roofing brands

With hard work and dedication to the consumers that we service, along with the support in the GAF Master Elite Program, we have earned an even more challenging award by earning the Premium System Professional Award for 2019.

We Are a GAF Premium System Professional

As the neighborhood choice in roofing services and the trusted source for expert advice, we’re honored to be recognized by GAF for this award. No longer just a Master Elite contractor, we are one of the very few companies to have earned GAF Premium System Professional status.

This award, created by GAF, was intended to further distinguish Master Elite contractors by meeting several criteria including winning the GAF President’s Club Award which we accomplished due to our quality workmanship and focus on outstanding customer service.

At Elevated Roofing, we provide the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or even provide full roof replacements. Ask around and you will find our roof repair company is revered throughout the community. If you suspect your roof needs repair or replacement, we can help. Give us a call at (469)-305-0010 to schedule an initial consultation.

About GAF

GAF, a Standard Industries company, is North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer. Through its innovative and customer-driven solutions, the company has protected homes, businesses, families, and communities for over 130 years. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.

Elevated Roofing Receives Prestigious Status as GAF Master Elite®

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GAF President's Club
06
Feb
2020

Elevated Construction Group, a respected contractor in Frisco, TX, proudly announces the recognition as a 2019 President’s Club Award Winning Master Elite® Status. According to GAF, “Only 2% of all roofing contractors have qualified as Master Elite®.” The President’s Club Award recognizes the most elite residential and commercial roofing contractors in the U.S.

What is GAF?

GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, and only GAF Master Elite Contractors can compete for its residential President’s Club Award. To qualify, a residential roofing contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation, Excellence, Consumer Protection, and Installer Training.

The GAF President’s Club Awards distinguish roofing contractors dedicated to premier service, reliability and performance for their residential or commercial customers, and are announced at the annual GAF WealthBuilder Conference and Expo.

“Our President’s Club Award winners represent the best of the best in the roofing industry, raising the bar as trusted contractors who are committed to excellence year after year,” said Jim Schnepper, President of GAF. “This is an exceptional feat for this year’s winners, and we could not be more proud in recognizing America’s leading roofing contractors.”

President’s Club Award winners are selected from an elite group of roofing contractors that must first demonstrate proper licensing, maintained insurance, a proven reputation, and a commitment to ongoing professional training. In addition, qualifying contractors must also have met the criteria to earn the designation of a GAF Master Elite® residential contractor, GAF Master Select™ commercial contractor or GAF Premium Coating System commercial contractor. Award winners represent the top one or two percent of roofing contractors nationwide, earning one, two, or three stars for meeting specific criteria across high standards for performance, reliability, and service.

About Elevated

Elevated Construction Group is a family-owned business based in Frisco, TX, that handles a diverse array of services that includes both residential and commercial roofing, metal roofs, gutters, siding, painting, and storm-damage repair under the brand names Elevated Roofing, Elevated Commercial Roofing, Elevated Painting and Elevated Electrical.

“Elevated’s longevity is part of the reason we can provide this breadth of services”, explains owner Mike Witte. “Some of our staff and contractors have been with us for more than eight years. It’s a family,” he says. “Every project we take on advances the tradition of excellence in both craftsmanship and customer service.”

With over 450 reviews rating 4.9 out of 5 stars, Elevated Roofing has proven that their high-quality materials and honest workmanship far exceed the rest. With a warranty of up to 30 years on every project completed, you can count on Elevated Roofing.

The skilled team at Elevated Roofing has provided the North Texas area with both of these ideals for more than 20 years. They are also certified with the NTRCA and the RCAT and enjoy a coveted A+ Better Business Bureau rating. The company works only with Top Tier manufacturers to ensure the quality of their work.

About Elevated Construction Group

Elevated Construction Group, a Frisco-based company, offers both residential and commercial services, supported by a team of dedicated professionals, who provide both honest and detailed solutions that are backed by a warranty.

About GAF

GAF, a Standard Industries company, is North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer. Through its innovative and customer-driven solutions, the company has protected homes, businesses, families, and communities for over 130 years. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.

About Standard Industries

Standard Industries is a global industrial company with 15,000 employees in over 80 countries. Our industry leading businesses include GAF, BMI Group, GAF Energy, Schiedel, SGI, and Siplast. Key related investment businesses include strategic investment firm 40 North and Winter Properties, a real estate investment management and development company. Through R&D, innovation, supply chain enhancement, and social impact efforts we are leading the transformation of our industries. Learn more at www.standardindustries.com.

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What Should My Roof Estimate Include?

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What Should My Roof Estimate Include | Elevated Roofing
26
Nov
2019

Every homeowner should know what, exactly, is involved in a legitimate roof estimate. This way, you won’t ally with a shady roofing company that provides an alleged estimate that falls short of what it really should be. Far too many homeowners are willing to accept an estimate with a dollar amount and little else. 

Before you get the estimate you can usually find out from calling a roofing company or checking their website whether or not they offer a free roof estimate. You can contact multiple roofing companies in order to compare and contrast which roofer has the best new roof estimate or roof repair estimate for you and your home.

This is not to say every single roof estimate should be exactly the same. There will certainly be some differences between each roofing company’s estimates. However, these differences should not be significant. Let’s take a look at what a legitimate roof estimate from an elite roofing company should include.

Focus on Content Over Form in a Roof Estimate

A roof estimate jotted down on a sheet of paper might not be inferior to a typed-out estimate on a couple sheets of crisp paper that recently passed through the printer. What matters most is the content of the estimate rather than its form. As long as the roof estimate contains the critically important elements (including signatures), it will suffice regardless of the form in which it is presented.

Never sign a contract with a roofer that HAS NOT performed an inspection of your roof!

What Are the Basics of a Roof Estimate?

Knowing the basics of what should be included in your roof repair or roof replacement estimate can save you from frustration later. The following list is not exhaustive of what can be in your estimate since they vary from roofing company to roofing company, but it does have the basics.

  • Payment information – such as payment due dates and accepted payment methods.
  • Approximated Timeline– what is the projected timeline from start to finish on your roofing project.
  • Costs – the estimated cost of removing the old roof, hauling away debris, renting a dumpster, and heavy equipment (if it’s necessary).
  • Roof estimate materials – this should be the cost of all materials including roof covering, drip edges, flashing, underlayment, gutters, nails, new ventilation, etc.
  • Full description of work – there should be a list of the work being done to the roof.
  • Guarantees and expectations of work – they should list guarantees of workmanship throughout and guarantees of cleanup afterward.
  • Warranty – the warranty information for materials and workmanship.
  • Insurance and licensing information – you want to make sure the contractor has insurance and a contractor’s license.
  • Provisions in a roof estimate – make sure there is a section for add-on costs that can lead to additional charges.
  • A means for exit – both sides need to have a way to terminate the agreement without incurring penalties under certain circumstances. 

 

What Should Be Included on Your Roof Estimate?

Knowing the basics is just the start. You also need to know why these should be included in your roof estimate? You don’t want to have all of this time and money invested and not know why. Knowing this can help you figure out which roofing companies are legitimate and which roofing companies are trying to swindle you.

  • Payment Information. Every roof estimate should explain which parties are responsible for specific portions of the roof project. If specific aspects of the roofing project will be outsourced to other companies, these parties and responsibilities must be identified in detail within the estimate. Every last detail of the payment terms should be explained in-depth including information about down payments, progress payments, end payment, and payment methods. Furthermore, the estimate should include a provision for you to hold back the final payment until you are completely satisfied with the job.
  • Approximated Timeline. The estimate must spell out the project’s start date and completion date. This can change if more damage is found once the roof repair starts.
  • Costs. The roof estimate should include the cost of materials and labor. Even the cost for the pulling of permits should be noted. If the project will result in any sort of debris or a mess of any other sort, the estimate should explain if the roofing company is responsible for the cleanup and removal. 
  • Roof Estimate Materials. The best roofers are willing to explain the type of shingles, flashing, underlayment and ventilation that will be used in the project in extensive detail within the estimate. This information should be highly specific.For example, it should explain the thickness of the underlayment, the locations of the flashing, the type of sealant for areas that mandate waterproofing (nail holes, flashing etc.) and the sizes of the fasteners and nails that will be used for the project. Even the brand of the products that will be used for your roofing project should be noted. 
  • Full Description of Work. They should also be specific about the work that is going to be done much like with the roof materials. This way you both are on the same page for the work being performed on your new roof.
  • Guarantees and Expectations of Work. Within the estimate for your roof replacement, a section should be included that discusses workmanship guarantees, materials guarantees, and cleanup expectations.
  • Warranty. The warranties of the workmanship and materials must be presented down to the finest details in the estimate. In general, limited lifetime warranties will have excellent protection during the initial years of the roof’s lifespan and be subsequently pro-rated after a certain number of years. For the most part, a lifetime warranty is generally considered to be half a century. The estimate should state whether the warranty is transferable to a new owner of the property in the event that you decide to sell your home. The ability to transfer the warranty on the roof and workmanship will be a helpful selling point. 
  • Insurance and Licensing Information. Proof of the roofing company’s license, liability insurance, and workers’ compensation insurance should be provided in the roof estimate. There should be a lien release that provides you with protection against liability in the event that the roofer does not pay the subcontractors or those who provide the roofing materials for your roofing repairs or replacement.  If a contractor cannot provide insurance and licensing information DO NOT sign a contract with them! 
  • Provisions in a Roof Estimate. The estimate must include provisions for add-ons or order changes that have the potential to spur additional charges.
  • A Means of Exit. Every roof estimate should have a well-defined termination clause. This clause should explain the exact reasons why the contractor or you can terminate the agreement without any sort of penalty if the terms of the contract are violated.

If a roofing contractor offers to waive or reduce your deductible DO NOT sign the contract! It will place you in violation of the law. Instead, Elevated Roofing offers deductible financing through BTK Credit!

What Additional Questions Should You Ask?

Sometimes it’s hard to know what questions you should ask about your estimate. Not everyone getting roof repairs or roof replacement is a roofing expert. Below are some questions that your roofing contractor should be able to answer before you sign:

  • Does the estimate include tax?
  • Are they are looking at the entire roofing project or just quoting the shingles or tiles? (This could be why the quote is low.)
  • What is the process if they find more damage than was originally found during the inspection?
  • Do you get to keep the extra shingles or tiles for repairs?
  • Who is responsible for the cost of damage incurred to your house and/or landscaping during the installation?
  • How long have they been in business?
  • Do they have references and/or examples of similar roof replacement installations? 
  • What is their safety record?
  • If you are still unclear about your warranty, make sure to ask more questions about what your warranty includes.

 

About Elevated Roofing:

Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.

Roofing Repair Frisco TX
Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010

A New Texas Law – What YOU Need to Know About Paying Your Insurance Deductible

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Elevated Roofing HB 2102
24
Sep
2019

Have you been waiting to repair or replace your roof? Here’s what you need to know about paying your deductible now that HB 2102 has been passed. HB 2102 (a NEW Texas Law, starting September 1st, 2019), now requires ALL Texas homeowners to pay their homeowner’s insurance deductible. However, HB 2102 does allow you as a homeowner to pay your deductible in installments, but even paying in installments can still be overwhelming if you don’t have the funds to cover the payments.

What is HB 2102?

Here is the nuts and bolts of HB 2102 that Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed on June 14, 2019. Homeowners, such as yourself, in North Texas, can no longer take advantage of a “Free Roof”. It had become common practice for roofing contractors to offer to waive your deductible to help you get a new roof due to hail or wind damage. Even though this has technically been illegal in Texas since 1989, the statute was not well written so there was little enforcement. This new law, HB 2102, makes enforcement possible.

What Does This Mean for YOU, the Homeowner?

How does this new law affect the roofing contractors you will be working with? Under the recently approved Texas House Bill 2102, any roofing contractor that offers to waive your deductible on your property insurance could be facing criminal charges. So, roofers are now required to state in their contract in boldface language that you must pay the deductible under your property insurance policy. Since this House Bill is in effect, it’s now a criminal offense for a roofing contractor to do the following for you:

• Pay your insurance deductible;
• Waive your insurance deductible;
• Absorb your insurance deductible;
• Rebate your insurance deductible; or
• Offset your insurance deductible.

If you knowingly submit or allow a claim to be submitted with a waived or reduced deductible, YOU, as an insured policyholder are also in violation of the law. This new law helps protect you as the consumer from the onslaught of roofers that go door-to-door after Texas storms that are not accredited and may leave you with sub-par work, or even a partially completed roof.

How Does This Law Work for the Insurers?

This new bill even affects the way your insurance company handles your claim. Now as a provision of the new state law, your insurer may refuse to pay a claim for withheld replacement cost holdback until they receive reasonable proof that you’ve paid your deductible. Your insurer can ask for the following as proof you’ve paid your deductible:

• Canceled checks,
• Money order receipts,
• Credit card statements,
• Copy of an executed installment plan contract, or
• Another type of financing arrangement to pay the full deductible over time.

While this may seem like an extreme measure, this new law is to better help protect YOU from being taken advantage of, by disreputable contractors, who botch roof jobs that cost you more money over time and take your insurance money and leave you without completing your roof in an acceptable manner.

We at Elevated Roofing, are Here to Help!

Here at Elevated Roofing, we know it is not an option to ignore the damage to your roof and hope that it doesn’t get worse. And attempting to get a lower deductible from your insurance company means you’ll have to pay a higher premium. In our efforts to best serve our customers and community, we have secured a partnership with BTK Credit to help you spread your deductible over time at 0% interest.

What this partnership means to our customers, is that we are able to repair or replace your roof, while giving you an opportunity to pay back your deductible over time. BTK Credit lets you to complete a credit application for approval to set up the installment agreement. You can choose from a 12, 24, 36, 48, or 60-month term loan. For more information, or to complete a loan application, please visit www.btkcredit.com.

Feel Free to Contact Us

If you still have any questions, please allow us the opportunity to serve you. We will be happy to explain the effects or the new law in more detail, or answer any of your questions that you may have. We are one of the top premier roofing companies in the DFW area, with over 40 years of experience. Don’t just take us at our word, see our reviews here. We would love the opportunity to serve you and your family. Contact Us.

What Are the Different Types of Roofs, Roof Designs & Roof Materials?

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Understanding The Different Types of Roofs
26
Jul
2019

Trying to figure out what the different types of roofs are, what the different roof designs and styles mean, and what roofing materials work best for your home can be overwhelming. There are many varieties to pick from depending on your roof type, the look you are going for, and the amount you can afford to spend. Let’s take a look at the different types of roofs, roof materials and roof designs.

What are the different types of roofing materials?

With so many different types of roofing materials and shingles out there, it can be difficult to figure what roofing materials works best for your project. What are the pros and cons for different types of roofing shingles and materials?

  • Tile Shingles

    • Pros – Tile shingles are favored by those who are concerned with curb appeal. Homeowners who have Spanish or Mediterranean flair along their home exterior will immediately fall in love with tile shingles. They provide an idiosyncratic visual appeal that has the potential to last for 80 years or longer. You’ll be hard pressed to find a shingle that lasts longer.
    • Cons – The cost can be high. Your home must have sturdy roofing framing that is sufficient enough to hold the weight. Walking on the tile shingles can cause them to break. Tile shingles require a skilled professional roofer to install.
  • Asphalt Shingles

    • Pros – The asphalt shingle is the most popular type of roof shingle. It is low-cost and fully compliant with Energy Star requirements for the “cool roof” rebate. In general, roofers consider asphalt shingles to be of good quality. You can expect asphalt shingles to last between two and three decades.
    • Cons – Though they are somewhat thinner than other shingles, asphalt shingles are quite durable. If you would prefer a shingle that lasts even longer, consider thicker versions of the traditional asphalt shingle. Though an upgraded version of the asphalt shingle will cost more, you won’t have to shell out money for a deductible each time a massive storm tears through your town.
  • Wood Shingles

    • Pros – Wood shingles have a naturally aged appearance that many homeowners adore. These shingles also have a great curb appeal for homeowners. The lifespan of wood shingles is determined by the type of wood the homeowner selects. Redwood and cedar roof shingles can last upwards of half a century.
    • Cons –  Wood shingles cost more than the asphalt variety yet they provide a more attractive aesthetic. Wood shingles can be very difficult to install and damaged shingles need to be replaced immediately to prevent further roof damage. They are not easy to install if you are looking to do the work yourself. If you aren’t pinching pennies, wood shingles are the perfect addition to your home.
  • Metal Roofs

    • ProsMetal roofs are ideal for homes that feature a steep or flat roofline. Homeowners who opt for a low-galvanized metal will find that metal roofs are extremely cost efficient. This roof’s affordability is one of the main reasons why it has become so popular. Metal roofs reflect UV rays which adds to its energy efficiency for longer term savings. Don’t worry about your metal roof’s lifespan. It will likely last around half a century.
    • Cons – A metal roof on a steeper pitch can cost more during installation. This initial cost is made up for in savings from lower energy bills. Sound can echo during a loud rainstorm which can be bothersome for some people. Metal roofs do require skilled professional installation to help them last longer. 
  • Slate Shingles

    • Pros – Slate shingles are created from a sedimentary rock being split into thin sheets. Slate shingles have the potential to last 75 year or longer. They are great for resisting water absorption and are not easy to damage in wind and hail storms.
    • Cons – Slate shingles cost more than asphalt, but provide a unique appearance. You need to have sturdy roofing framing that is sufficient enough to hold the weight of a slate roof. Installation and repairs need to be made by a skilled professional. 
  • Synthetic Rubber Slate Tiles

    • Pros – Synthetic rubber slate tiles have a natural appearance. They can cut with a knife to fit more intricate roof styles. The synthetic rubber slate tiles are much lighter than slate tiles. The lifespan of synthetic rubber slate is determined by the type used. 
    • Cons – The cost of installing synthetic rubber slate tiles is still high but it is lower than natural slate. They are susceptible to damage from satellite dishes, walking on them, or hail. Synthetic rubber slate tiles are not as durable as slate tiles. It can be harder to find a skilled professional that can install synthetic rubber slate tiles.
  • Built-Up Roofing (BUR)

    • Pros – Built-Up Roofing (BUR) consists of layers of asphalt, tar, or an adhesive with an aggregate. Using BUR is perfect for flat roofs that have roof-top decks or generally lots of heavy foot traffic. To get the most out of the longevity of BUR, get regular inspections and repairs (as needed) and keep debris off your roof. 
    • Cons – The cost of BUR can be more than a variety of asphalt. You must have a flat roof or a very slight pitch for BUR installation. BUR can become sticky in the summer.
  • Green Roofs

    • Pros – Green roofs are extremely eco-friendly. The roof is covered in plants to help improve air quality, reduce water run-off, and help insulate homes. This helps to lower the urban heat island. Using a green roof can help reduce your energy bills all year long. With regular maintenance, a green roof can last for a long time.
    • Cons – The cost of installing a green roof varies by type. Green roofs require more effort including: substantial structural support, waterproofing, drainage, water filtration, soil, and plants.  Regular maintenance is a must for a healthy green roof.
  • Solar Tiles

    • Pros – Solar tiles work twofold to help protect your roof and to be an energy producing system. Solar tiles can be installed seamlessly into your existing shingles. The addition of these tiles can help offset energy costs.
    • Cons – With this type of tile being newer, solar tiles still have a high cost. The price of solar tiles is lowering as they become more popular. Solar tiles do require a skilled professional to make sure they are installed correctly.

What Are The Different Types of Roof Designs, Roof Shapes and Roof Styles?

Knowing your roof style can help you decide what roof material or shingle works best for your home. If you are not sure about what type of roof design or roof style you have, below are 13 different types of roofs. So, what are these different types of roof designs, shapes, and styles?

  1. Saltbox Roofs

    The Saltbox roof is favored by those who are concerned with visual appeal. Its unique style provides some lovely eye candy for onlookers. It features a long pitch, asymmetry, and two sides with contrasting long/short lengths. Saltbox roofs are commonly featured on homes that have a single story on one side and two stories on the opposite side. The saltbox design tends to provide more wind resistance than a standard gable house.
  2. Mansard Roofs

    Mansard roofs are constructed with four slopes. Each side of the home features two slopes. The lowest slope is steeper than the upper one. In some instances, the upper slope cannot be seen from ground level. The roof’s unique French aesthetic permits extra living/storage space at the top portion of the house!
  3. Gambrel Roofs

    Gambrel roofs aren’t too much different from mansard roofs. The main differences are that the Gambrel style roofs feature upright gable ends and have Dutch roots as compared to the mansard’s French roots.
  4. Pyramid Roofs

    A pyramid roof is just as it sounds. It’s shaped in the mold of a pyramid! Pyramid roofs are typically installed on diminutive portions of a home. They are also commonly installed on garages, pool houses, and other small structures.
  5. Hip Roofs

    Hip roofs are not much different than pyramid roofs. Rather than creating a point at the top, each side connects at a flat section or ridge. From an architect’s point of view, the hip roof is much more pragmatic than the pyramid roof. This is the most common style of roof and tends to perform better in high wind areas.
  6. Cross Gabled Roofs

    This style of roof resembles a triangle when viewed from the home’s front yard. Though there are several different varieties of gabled roofs, they are especially beautiful (and functional) on homes that feature extra wings. This way, each section of the house can have its own cross-gabled roof for the ultimate aesthetic appeal.
  7. Flat Roofs

    Flat roofs are fairly easy to construct compared to other, more nuanced types of roofs. Flat roofs are favored for their simplicity and accessibility. A flat roof can withstand your weight if you decide to walk on it. The only downside to this style of roof is that dirt, dust, leaves, and other debris can collect on its surface more easily than other roof varieties.
  8. Bonnet Roofs

    Bonnet roofs aren’t much different from hip roofs and pyramid roofs. However, this roof features two sides that slope outward at angles as a means of providing shelter for outdoor seating space. With the eaves extending beyond the house, it is easier to avoid water seeping around the flashing and down the interior walls.
  9. Skillion Roofs

    A Skillion roof is constructed with a single slope. It is best thought of as a hybrid between a triangular roof and a flat roof. In many instances, skillion roofs are used on a single section of a house. Rainwater tends to run easily off of skillion roofs.
  10. Sawtooth

    Sawtooth roofs have two or more parallel pitched roofs in which the slope and vertical surfaces alternate. The exterior resembles the side view of a saw blade. The high peaks allow for vaulted ceilings or loft living spaces.
  11. Butterfly Roofs

    A Butterfly roof is constructed of two tandem pieces that meet in the middle and are angled up in a V-shape. The way the two pieces meet in the midsection give an effect of a butterfly’s wings in flight from the exterior. The midsection of the butterfly roof allows for rainwater to be collected so more drainage is required down the center.
  12. Curved Roofs

    Curved roofs are not much different than skillion roofs, except the planes are curved. The curve can be designed slight or with more of an arch shape. Curved roofs create a unique curb appeal. A lower slope is great for high wind areas and a higher slope is great for allowing water run-off.
  13. Domed Roofs

    The Domed roof is polygonal with an inverted bowl shape. Domed roofs are not only beautiful in design but also very durable. The construction of domed roofs varies on the complexity of a project and can add more curb appeal to a home. They are often added to cupolas and gazebos.

 

What to learn more about roofs? Read about the different types of roof attic ventilation systems and their pros and cons.

 

It doesn’t matter what type of roof you or what material you would like to use, Elevated Roofing can repair and replace them all. We provide all homeowners with a no-cost roof inspection to determine if any repairs are necessary. Contact us through our website to request a free roof inspection today!
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