Residential roofs are most often steep slope roofs. Steep slope roofs refer to roofs with slopes over 3:12. Steep and flat roofs can simultaneously appear on residential buildings. Steep slope roofing materials commonly consists of roof deck, underlayment and roof covering.
Steep slope roofing systems can be categorized into several types:
Metal roof systems: Metal roofing systems are valued for their water barrier characteristics, hail resistance and longer lifespans.
Asphalt shingles: Asphalt shingles are the most common residential roofing product. They are made of base material, asphalt, fillers and surfacing material. Asphalt shingles offer impact and UV protection as well as fire resistance.
Clay and concrete tile: Clay or concrete tiles offer a wide selection of colors, finishes, profiles and styles. Structural considerations must be made due to the added weight of these products.
Slate: Slate’s natural characteristics provide exceptional water-resistance and a unique appearance. Structural considerations must be made due to the added weight of these products.
Synthetic: Made of recycled plastic and/or rubber, synthetic roofing mimics the appearance of asphalt, tile, and wood shakes and shingles.
Wood shakes and shingles: Wood shakes and shingles come in cedar, cypress, pine and redwood varieties. Each type is treated with fire retardants and chemical preservatives.
Below, scroll through the residential roofing manufactures Ivan Jones & Associates represent.