Whether you are replacing an old roof or constructing a new building, choosing a roofing material can be a daunting task. While framing, preparation, and proper installation are always important, the material you choose will have a direct impact on your property’s aesthetic appeal and feel. To help you make a decision that fits your needs and overall style goals, our Phoenix roofers have put together this handy guide to some of the most popular roofing options.
- Asphalt shingles: Affordable to produce and simple to install, asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material today. Constructed of woven fiberglass and covered with a waterproof coating, shingles are available in a wide variety of colors and styles and can be customized to complement virtually any home’s style.
- Wooden shakes: Prefer a more rustic appeal? Wood shakes may be your best bet. While not as practical as asphalt, wooden roofing can provide an absolutely stunning visual quality for traditional or historical-style homes.
- Clay tiles: Clay tiles have been used as a roofing material for centuries due to their intrinsic beauty and durable quality. Molded into easy interlocking shapes for simple installation, clay tiles are resistant to sun fading and can be glazed to hold their color under the hot Arizona sun. Tile roof systems are the heaviest of roof materials, if your structure has not had tile in the past, we would require an engineer’s report to assure the structure can handle the weight.
- Concrete tiles: Is your home or building nestled along a golf course? This may be the choice for you. Concrete tiles offer all the beauty of clay with the durability of concrete. This clay tile alternative has come a long way in style and beauty. Concrete also comes with a lightweight version if the structure of the roof is unable to handle the weight of a traditional tile roof.
- Polyurethane Foam Roof: If your roof is flat, you understand that gravity is not working in your favor. Although traditionally referred to as a flat roof, in truth, the roofing industry refers to it as low slope in that there is an ever so slight tapering of the roof system to assist in proper drainage. With that being said, it is not at all atypical for flat roofs to have drainage issues. In simple terms, a foam roof is spray applied as a liquid that quickly becomes a solid, chemically adhering to all pipes and penetrations. It also has the ability to assist in tapering the roof to assist in drainage. And as if that is not enough to spark interest, it also adds insulation and value to the building envelope, saving you money on utilities and wear and tear on your HVAC units.
Find the Right Roof with Lyons Roofing
At Lyons Roofing, our Phoenix and Tucson roofers have been providing beautiful and long-lasting roofing services to residential and commercial clients throughout Arizona since 1993. Backed by countless positive client testimonials and a recognition among one of the top 5% Safest Companies Across All Industries by Copperpoint, our team can deliver the quality workmanship you need.
Give us a call at (520) 447-2522 (Tucson) or (602) 497-0717 (Phoenix) today to set up a free consultation.