Types of Roofs Emmons Repairs & Replaces
We’re Experts in Any Size, Shape & Material
Because your roof is one of the most important components of your home, it’s important that you hire local roofers you can rely on to protect yourself and your family. For nearly 35 years, Emmons Roofing & Siding has provided quality roof repair and replacement services in South Jersey, the Jersey Shore, and parts of Pennsylvania. We are Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractors, and regardless of your roofing needs, Emmons is here to help. Reach out to our dedicated home improvement professionals today for a free estimate.
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Types of Roofing Materials
Emmons specializes in the installation of asphalt roofing shingles. We offer standard asphalt shingles, three-tab asphalt shingles, and architectural/dimensional asphalt shingles. We also install metal roofing systems that provide incredibly durable protection for your home.
As the most popular roofing material, asphalt shingles are available in a wide array of textures and colors. Three-tab shingles are the most common type partially because they aren’t expensive, are extremely durable, and have a traditional aesthetic.
Architectural asphalt shingles are similar to standard asphalt shingles where they’re available in many textures and colors. However, they’re thicker, have a more dimensional effect, last longer, and have longer warranties.
Metal roofs are once again gaining popularity, and while they are more expensive than the typical asphalt shingle roof, that is offset by a number of benefits. They are environmentally friendly, extremely energy efficient and durable, and they last between 40 and 70 years.
Slate roofing is well-liked for its appearance as well as for being strong, low-maintenance, and lasting at least 40 years. Almost any slate roof will increase a home’s value, and some slate roofs can last for more than a century.
Cedar shingles offer a distinctively natural wood aesthetic. They last for over 30 years, provide excellent thermal insulation, and are weather- and storm-resistant. Regrettably, they do need ongoing maintenance to reach that lifespan.
A tile roof can be made of either concrete or clay. It is resistant to weather, saves money on energy, needs little upkeep, and lasts for up to 50 years. Although not all homes can support a tile roof, it can be more expensive than other roofing options in terms of materials and labor.
Shingles should not be used on flat or low-slope roofs. EPDM (rubber), TPO (thermoplastic), or BUR (built-up roofing) are the most commonly used materials on commercial buildings. A flat roof is commonly used by homeowners for additions or porch coverings.
EPDM (Single-Ply Rubber)
Ethylene propylene diene monomer is a synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is available in black and white rolls and is resistant to pollution, sunlight, alcohol, and acids. As a result, this single-ply rubber, also known as thermoset roofing, is extremely versatile and simple to install, and it can last for 50 years or more.
A thermoplastic polyolefin roof membrane is lightweight and heat reflective, as well as resistant to a variety of elements such as punctures, bacterial growth, fats and oils, and fires. TPO roofing with air-welded seams is very resistant to high winds and extreme temperatures.
Built-Up Roofing (BUR)
A built-up roof, as the name implies, is constructed by alternating layers of gravel and tar, which means that the durability and cost are directly proportional to the number of layers installed. Although this type of seamless roof is the most flexible, durable, and resistant to heat and UV rays, it has the shortest average life span of 20 years.
We Can Replace Any Style Roof
Every home has characteristics that make it unique, and there is no exception for your roof. Whether you have a typical A-framed gable roof, multiple dormers, or a flat roof, the expert roof replacement team at Emmons has you covered.
The triangular shape of this common roof style makes it simple to identify throughout the Delaware Valley. Any type of roofing material is acceptable. Gable roofs are simpler to maintain than more intricate roof designs and are excellent at shedding water and snow.
Roofs with cross gables have intersecting gables that come together at a right angle. Height and pitch combinations are possible. Flashing is required wherever there are roof seams in order to prevent any potential water infiltration.
A hip roof slopes on all four sides and is a more stable version of a gabled roof. The sides are equal in length and the top is formed by a ridge. These are excellent roofs for areas with snow and wind. A hip roof can also be constructed using just about any kind of roofing material.
These roofs typically use two different slopes and descend the sides of a house. While the lower portion is nearly vertical, the upper slope has a lower, more uniform pitch. A gambrel roof only has two sides, whereas a mansard roof has four.
Simply put, there is little to no pitch on these roofs. It is not advisable to use shingles on flat roofs. They would typically use EPDM (rubber), TPO (thermoplastic), or BUR (built-up roofing) on commercial buildings. A flat roof is frequently used by homeowners for additions.
Other Roof Styles
Although we have only touched on a few types of roofing, there are many more. Many of the roofs in the area combine several different roof styles. The cost of replacing your roof depends on a number of factors, some of which are related to the style of your roof. When giving you a free quote, our roof replacement specialists will be happy to address any inquiries you may have.
Roof Repair Services
The majority of roofing problems appear following a severe storm or a significant shift in the weather. While many issues, such as missing shingles, are typically visible to the unaided eye, if the damage is not attended to right away, a lot can go wrong with a roof. If you ignore the problem, you might be leaving your house vulnerable to even worse problems. Don’t wait for a leak to cause damage to your ceiling before contacting Emmons for a roof repair.
Affordable Roof Replacements
There are times when roof damage is irreparable. The good news is that our expert roofers have years of experience identifying that threshold and know when to advise a new roof over significant repairs. It may be simpler and more cost-effective to choose a roof replacement when there are numerous minor problems spread across a sizable portion of your roof. If that is the case or the damage is significant, we will give you options for a new roof that will keep your house safe for many years to come.
Contact Emmons Roofing Today
When it comes to protecting your home and family, Emmons Roofing & Siding can provide exactly what you need when looking for local roofers in South Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia Area. We take pride in our work and appreciate every opportunity to assist the people in our communities. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require roof repair or replacement.