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We offer a variety of roof material options.
Asphalt Composite Shingles
Depending on the quality of the shingles and the conditions, the lifespan of the roof can range from 12 to 30 years.
As the most sought-after roofing material in North America, asphalt composite shingles provide a versatile solution for homeowners. Crafted from either a fiberglass base topped with asphalt and mineral granules or cellulose coated with asphalt, these three-tab shingles are a winning choice for all roofing requirements. The fiberglass option is both lightweight and sturdy, while the organic choice is stronger and more reliable. With the ability to adapt to roof movements, these composite shingles are designed to withstand the test of time.
Offering a 20- to 30-year warranty, this roofing material is not only long-lasting but also easy to maintain. Replacing individual damaged shingles is a straightforward task, making this an accessible choice for most roofing companies.
Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Metal roofs commonly last 30 to 50 years, but some have been known to last 75 years.
Discover the durability and versatility of metal roofing with a standing seam roof. This popular option features raised seams that interlock to form a barrier against moisture. Ideal for regions with heavy snowfall or high risk of wildfire, metal roofing offers fireproof protection for your home. Not only does it last for years, but it is also recyclable when the time comes for replacement. Trust the experts at Reliant Roofing to handle the installation of your standing seam metal roof with precision and expertise.
Longevity depends on circumstances and maintenance. In relatively dry climates, a wood shingle or shake roof can last 60 years; in damp conditions, you might only get 20 to 30 years from the roof.
Wooden roofs offer stunning visuals that add a touch of luxury to any home. Despite their beauty, wood is one of the more costly roofing materials and is not ideal in areas with high moisture or fire risk. However, homes in premium neighborhoods often opt for this captivating roofing solution.
While both wooden shakes and shingles come from natural materials like cedar or redwood, there are distinct differences between the two. Shingles are precisely cut, thin wooden slabs with a uniform shape, while shakes are thicker and have a rough texture from the splitting process.
Clay is one type of roof that lasts the longest, thanks to it being one of the most durable roofing materials. You can get more than a century from a clay tile roof.
Clay tile roofing is created from natural clays that are molded into unique shapes and baked for enhanced durability. With a warm, reddish-orange hue, unglazed clay tile offers a natural, rustic aesthetic. Alternatively, the tile can be glazed for a glossy ceramic finish, ideal for hot and humid climates or areas with salt air exposure. This makes clay tile a popular choice in sunny, coastal and desert regions, where its performance and beauty shine.
If you opt for a slate roof, it will likely be the last roof replacement you’ll ever need to do. A slate tile roof often lasts 75 to 150 years or more.
Luxury homes often boast the timeless beauty of a slate roof. This natural stone material is known for its longevity, with some slate roofs lasting for centuries.
Real slate is quarried from thin sheets of the natural stone, making it the perfect choice for roofing. However, installation requires expert craftsmanship and may be challenging to find a qualified professional.
As a homeowner, you have many options when it comes to choosing a roofing material. In addition to the popular choices like asphalt shingles, metal, wood, clay tile, and slate, there are other options to consider. These alternatives may not be as widely used, but they offer unique benefits and can add a touch of character to your home.
Some other options to consider include concrete tiles, synthetic slate, or even thatched roofs. Concrete tiles are made from a mixture of cement and sand and come in a variety of shapes, colors, and textures. Synthetic slate is a lightweight alternative that resembles natural slate, but with a fraction of the cost. And, for a truly unique touch, consider a thatched roof. Thatching is an ancient roofing technique that involves interweaving layers of grass or other natural materials.
Ultimately, the best roofing material for you will depend on your climate, budget, and personal style preferences. So, don’t be afraid to explore your options and choose a roof that best suits your needs and desires.