What is unique about roofing in Nashville, TN is that there are some many unique areas where homes have different styles and characteristics. We have had the opportunity to provide roofing contractor services for so many homeowners throughout Nashville and surrounding areas and have been able to install and repair roofs of so many shapes and sizes. We would like to provide you with a few different styles of roofing as you begin your quest to install a new roof for your home.
Types of Roofing
Slate Roofs: A slate roof is for the dedicated home remodeler who will accept nothing less, not even rubber “slate” that looks amazingly like real slate. True slate roofing is just as it sounds: authentic, thin sheets of real stone. Because slate has a tendency to cleave off in thin sheets, it is easy to quarry, making it ideal for roofing. Hardly a do-it-yourself job, slate is best installed only by highly qualified companies. Even then, qualified slate roof installers tend to be in short numbers, especially in areas that have a newer housing stock.
Metal Roofing: Metal roofing isn’t just for warehouses anymore. Metal roofs have come of age, and now they look cool, urban, and industrial, even on high-end mansions. One of the best features of metal roofing is that it is fire-resistant and insect-proof, as it provides no food for wood-boring insects such as termites or carpenter ants. In the right area, a standing seam metal roof can return excellent resale value. On the downside, metal roofs are more expensive than composite shingles and do require installation by highly experienced installers. If eco-friendly is important to you, metal roofing is considered a sustainable building material as it contains no petroleum products.
Asphalt Shingles: Composite shingles, often called asphalt shingles, are the most popular type of roofing material around. These three-tab shingles are made of fiberglass mat topped with asphalt and mineral granules. An all-around good choice for most home roofing needs, composite shingles typically come with 20- to 30-year warranties. Nearly every roofing company knows how to install composite shingles. Should you lose a shingle later on, they are easy to repair and replace on a one-for-one basis. Composite shingles excel at flexing and adapting to a roof’s movements due to expansion and contraction.
Rolled Roofing: Rolled roofing material is the mainstay of low-slope residential roofs, plus out-buildings like shops and sheds and other utilitarian structures. This type of roofing comes in rolls of 100 square feet, each about 3 feet wide. These large format strips of thin roofing material are a fast, convenient, and inexpensive way to cover a sloped-roof building like a workshop, where beauty isn’t the most important thing. It is also a necessary material when covering a roof with zero or low slope, as it is good at holding back moisture. Rolled roofing can be applied either with the torch-down method or with roofing nails.
EPDM Rubber Roofing: EPDM is a synthetic roofing material often referred to as “rubber roofing.” EPDM is similar to rolled asphalt roofing in that is lays down in large sheets. This is beneficial because seams are typically one way that water can infiltrate into your home. EPDM, used only for flat roofing projects, is still not commonly installed due to its high cost. Also, be careful when installing EPDM near asphalt-based roofing, as the asphalt roofing may degrade the EPDM.
These are just some of the types of roofing but the most popular for roofing in the Nashville, TN area. Give Premier Quality Home Improvements a call today for a free roofing analysis and estimate. You may also fill out our online form to request a free estimate.
About Premier Quality Home Improvements
Premier Quality Home Improvements is a full service home improvement company that has over 25 years experience in the industry serving Murfreesboro, TN to Nashville. Whether you need a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project completed or a complete room addition or patio built, Premier Quality Home Improvements can get it done for you. From design phase to completion, we handle every step of the process for you. Our craftsmanship and dedication to every job keeps our customers coming back for any home improvement or repair work they may need. We service all of Murfreesboro, TN, Nashville & surrounding areas. We provide free roof inspections as well as free home improvement inspection, design, and plan.
Premier Quality Home Improvements is fully licensed, bonded & insured so you have that peace of mind throughout the project. We have an A rating on the BBB. We conduct a thorough analysis of the project to be completed, present to you a formal presentation with design & cost breakdown, and then get to work on your project.
Because we are a full service home improvement company in Murfreesboro, TN, we can handle every aspect of your home rehab project.