Overview

The construction of a new roof comes with many choices. In order for a roof to function properly, it is important to choose the correct materials and components based on various properties. The look, durability, and price of a new roof system varies widely, depending on the material selected, the grade of the material, the current state of the roof, location, and time of year. Below you will find a brief overview of the materials White River Roofing specializes in installing.

Composition Shingle

Composition shingle is the most popular type of roofing material in the United States. Subtypes of this material include either asphalt, fiberglass, or composite of other compounds. Advantages of composition shingles include:

  • Economical and cost-effective
  • Require virtually no maintenance
  • Easier and faster to install
  • Weather, sunlight, and fire resistant
  • Work well on steep roofs

Composition shingle is the most popular type of roofing material in the United States. Subtypes of this material include either asphalt, fiberglass, or composite of other compounds. Advantages of composition shingles include:

Tile

Tile roofing has become more and more popular in California because of its visual appeal and wide variety of aesthetic choices. This variety allows homeowners to pick tile roofing that closely matches the look of their home. The major advantages of tile are:

  • Elegant, sophisticated look
  • Large selection of styles and colors
  • Long-lasting (well over 50 years)

Not only are tiles visually appealing, they are also practical. Tile roofing comes with a Class A fire rating, which provides safety for your home, reduces insurance costs, and improves the resale value of the home. Concrete tiles are also very energy efficient - they act as a great insulator - which allows for energy cost savings.

One important factor to keep in mind is the weight of the tile. The most common materials used to create the tiles, concrete and clay, are heavy by nature and it is necessary for a contractor to determine if your roof structure can support the weight.