Roofing & SidingWhen it comes to your home’s exterior, siding and roofing are two of the easiest and most visible ways to make a statement regarding your personal tastes and preferences. Not only do siding and roofing reflect your design style, they are your first line of defense against insects and moisture infiltration and too much of either of these can lead to expensive structural damage. So performance, not just appearance, should come into play during the decision making process. There are a lot of options when it comes to siding and roofing - care should be taken to consider cost, reliability, and future maintenance.
Vinyl siding is very durable and comes in a variety of colors. Most of the colors are solid, but with today’s technology, more and more manufacturers are offering aesthetically pleasing two-toned and stain-like products.
Few building materials have the charm and beauty of natural wood. Embraced because of its warmth, wood siding is the choice for most premium new construction and remodeling projects. Whether it is a clear grade of lapped siding, the rustic look of cedar, or the classic T 1-11’s, wood can offer a vast array of products to accentuate your house.
Fiber cement sidings have become very popular in the last few years. As the name indicates, cement sidings are a mix of cement and wood pulp (fiber), sand and clay. Combining these materials in the manufacturing process allows it to be molded to mimic most of the premium wood sidings, from sheet goods to shingles, at a fraction of the cost. An added benefit is fiber cement’s ability to resist expansion and contraction. Along with being fire resistant and available in a number of prefinished colors, cement siding is becoming a very popular choice for new construction and remodeling alike.
Stone veneer, like brick, is very durable and relatively low maintenance. Available as individual pieces, or assembled onto pre-made panels, stone comes in a wide range of colors, textures, and sizes to please just about any builder or homeowner.
Fiberglass and asphalt shingles may look the same on the surface, but it is what’s underneath that make them unique. Fiberglass shingles start with a thin fiberglass reinforced mat that is impregnated with a thin coating of asphalt; asphalt shingles have numerous saturating coats of asphalt over a base material that is commonly just paper. Both have an appealing look, offer exceptional performance, and can add value, while providing long lasting durability. Though rolled roofing is made the same way and is considered to be the entry level, standard 3-tab shingles are the most common type of shingles that are used in residential construction and remodeling. Many multi-layered dimensional shingles and a few uniquely decorative designed shingles are also available.
Cedar shakes offer a very different look to any roof. With the proper care and maintenance, cedar shakes have outlasted asphalt and fiberglass shingle on many occasions. Initial costs for product and installation will be more that that of a more traditional shingle, but cedar is definitely an option for that Cape Cod or colonial house on a tree lined street.
Metal roofing has become very popular in recent years. Between the numerous colors available and the differing profiles, steel roofing is gaining popularity amongst homeowners across the country. It is one of the fastest growing segments of the roofing business for single-family homes and is no longer thought of just for use on barns.
Slate roofing is the most naturally beautiful and durable roofing material known to man. It has been a roofing material choice for well over one hundred years. Slate roofs can be seen on commercial buildings and single-family homes that were built at the turn of the 20th century. Though it is one of the most expensive roofing options, it can handle all that Mother Nature can throw at it and can endure the test of time. Many manufacturers have developed simulated slate material that has proven to be a less expensive option than the real thing, while achieving the same overall look.
Regardless of the type of roofing material you choose, feel confident that all the necessary parts and accessories are in stock or readily available for your project. From felt paper, ice and water shield, vents, to synthetic roof liner, we have what it takes to keep the weather at bay and out of your home.
- Gutters & Drainage Systems
The majority of the aluminum products we carry are from Mastic Home Exteriors (Alcoa), a recognized quality leader in the industry. From gutters and downspouts, to coil stock and soffit, we have what you need, in a variety of popular colors, to accent your roof and siding and protect your home from the elements.