Choose Your Roofing in Sacramento
The generally mild, albeit hot, weather in Sacramento allows local homeowners to use a variety of roof materials in their homes without reservation. If you are thinking of getting a roof replacement or looking to roof your new construction, here are some of the most recommended options in Sacramento:
- Shingle Roofing
- Tile Roofing
- Shake Roofing
- Composite Roofing
- Cool Roofing
As one of Sacramento’s most trusted roofers, we specialize in repairing, replacing, and installing these types of roofs. Can’t decide which material to choose? Why not call one of our roofing experts today for a discussion of your possible options? Better yet, schedule your own free, in-home, no-obligation roof inspection. Dial 916-455-7730 today.
How long will my roof type last? According to this article on USNews: you should expect an asphalt composite shingle roof to last about 20 years, on average. Weather conditions or the absence of extreme weather can significantly impact the life of your roof – extending or shortening the average roof life.
Shingle roofing consists of individual overlapping elements. Some of the most commonly used shingle materials are asphalt shingles, wood, and slate. Due to its overlapping quality, shingle roofs depend on expert installation to ensure that it is watertight and weatherproof.
The most common tile roofs are made of concrete or clay. Often touted as the quintessential California roof, tile roofs are also resistant to moisture and fire. Modern manufacturing techniques have also produced modern tiles that are not as brittle as their predecessors and are actually hail impact damage resistant.
Shake roofs are traditionally made from split logs. This is the main difference from wood shingles which are sawed. When installed properly, shake shingles are watertight although a bit prone to moisture and humidity damage. Best to ensure sufficient ventilation if using this roofing material. There are also polymer, metal and composite shake roofs to consider as well.
As its name suggests, composite roofing is a blend of a variety of materials compressed and blended to form a shingle, shake, or roofing tile. Fiberglass, plastics, paper, ceramics, wood, and polyester are some of the most common materials used to make composite roofs. For your best options, talk to one of our roofers today.
Cool roofs can be made from a variety of materials. What defines it is its ability to stay cooler compared to other types of roofs. Most cool roofs maintain a temperature that is 20 degrees or more lower than other types of roofs. Common characteristics of cool roofs include a light color and UV coating. Almost all roofing systems can be made cool – call us for your options.
How does a cool roof reduce energy use? According to this article on CoolCalifornia.com
Your roof is quite possibly the most exposed to the elements part of your home. In order to be considered a Cool Roof, your roofing materials must Reflect Light and Heat from the sun and Reduce the amount of Heat Absorbed by the roof. This combination reduces the temperature in your attic and helps to reduce load on your air conditioner.
For more information about different roofing systems in Sacramento, give us a call today.