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Types Of Roofing Materials

shingle roofing murfreesboro tnThere are many different types of materials to choose from when it comes to roofing and Premier Quality Home Improvements in Murfreesboro, TN would like to provide a brief description on several of these types of roofing materials to help you when deciding on the next type of roof you want to install on your home. As with anything you decide to do for your home, it is always best to discuss your decision with a professional roofing contractor before moving forward to insure that the type of roofing material you choose is best for you home, the weather conditions for your area and the type of home you have built or are going to build. We would be happy to provide you with a free estimate for all your roofing needs and our experience in the Murfreesboro and Nashville, TN area is unparalleled.

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Rolled Roof

Asphalt rolled roofing is one of the least expensive ways to install a flat roof. 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.

Composite or Asphalt Shingles

Composite roofing shingles with metal flashing. 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.

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Standing seam metal roofs are popular in part because they are fire-proof. 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.

Slate Shingles

Slate roofs are expensive to install but last for an extremely long time. 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.

EPDM (Rubber)

EPDM is a rubber-like roofing material often used to line artificial ponds. EPDM is a synthetic roofing material often referred to as “rubber roofing.” EPDM is similar to rolled asphalt roofing in that it 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.

Premier Quality Home Improvements is a leading roofing contractor in Murfreesboro and Nashville, TN area and we would love the opportunity to work with you on all your roofing needs. We have years of experience in all types of roofing installations and our quality is guaranteed. Give us a call today or fill out our online form to request a free estimate.


About Premier Quality Home Improvements

PQHI logoPremier 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.