Whether you’re building a new home and need new roof installation or replacing an old roof on your existing home, it’s important to understand what your options are when it comes to your roof type and the best material to protect it.
Premier Roof and Renovation: Installing All Roof Types and Roofing Materials
As Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors, we have access to the highest quality roof materials with the absolute best guarantees in the business. No matter what kind of commercial building or residential home you have, the roofing experts at Premier Roof and Renovation can find the right material to protect it!
Gable Roofs or Pitched Roofs
This most popular roof type has a pitch or slope, with two main roof sides that are set like a triangle. This lets rain and snow roll off the roof with the help of gravity, which avoids damage from snow build up. Shingles are a great roofing material for pitched roofs because the way they’re installed helps add protection and shed rain and snow.
- Gable is the term for the triangular wall between the intersecting roof pitches, lending its name to the roof type because all pitched roofs will have at least two gables on either end.
Less Common Roof Types
- Hipped Roof – Another pitched roof style, it has panels on all four sides of the building that meet at the top in lines called hips. Hip roofs shed precipitation like pitched roofs, but their more complex design might be slightly more expensive to install.
- Gambrel Roof – These roofs give homes the classic look of an old barn, with four roof panels, two that have a severe slope and two which are more flat.
- Flat Roof – A flat roof has no slope or very little slope, and they’re popular on commercial buildings and additions like attached garages.
- Dormer – A dormer is an addition to other roof styles, and it’s like a very small gable with two roof panels protecting a window, loft, or attic.
3-tab Asphalt Shingles
The most economical choice of roofing materials are asphalt roof shingles. They’re called 3-tab shingles because they come in a sheet with three shingles (or tabs) in a row. They’re installed in an offset pattern where the top layer of shingles cover the gaps in the lower shingles. They are called asphalt shingles because they are made of layers of fiberglass materials soaked in liquid asphalt products and topped with crushed rock granules.
These shingles are very much like traditional asphalt shingles, but they are built out of more and thicker layers of material so that they create a raised or architectural look like slate roof tiles or wood shake roofing. Architectural asphalt shingles are premium roofing materials that provide years of protection.
Ready to get a brand new roof? Contact Premier Roof and Renovation when you need a new roof or roof replacement in any roof style, with any roof material!