Asphalt Shingles: Shingled roofs are known for durability and resistance to hail, wind, sun and algae damage. Generally speaking new shingled roof should normally last 15 to 25 years depending upon the type of shingles installed, however many factors such as improper installation, lack of ventilation, elements of nature may shorten the life expectancy of asphalt shingle.
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Rubber Shingles: Rubber Shingles are environmentally friendly shingles that are suitable for both your re-roof and new construction high slope needs. While being extremely resistant to the elements these shingles also add a unique look. This material offers superior performance and durability, products are manufactured with recycled rubber and plastics and are highly flexible, sustainable and environmentally friendly. Providing superior protection against impacts and harsh weather conditions, most composite shingles have Class 4 impact resistance and are available with a 50-year Gold Star or limited materials warranty and a 110 mph wind warranty.
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Cedar: The warmth and beauty of natural cedar shakes provides more than an enhanced appearance for your homes. It reflects pride of ownership and, sense of classic values. No matter where you live, or how harsh the climate, a cedar shake roof will be as durable as it is beautiful.
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Cedar is also the most renewable roofing material on the market making it a very sustainable material choice. We also install cedar shakes for siding, this works well as an accent to enhance your homes character.
Metal: Metal roofs are the highest end as far as durability. Once it is installed properly, your metal roof although more expensive is maintenance free for the long term. Metal material is considered to be the high-end product when it comes to re-roofing. They are more expensive to buy and more complicated to install, but no doubt, metal roof will provide you with a long lasting and trouble free roof. Lifespan on a metal roof can last up to 50 years when installed properly.
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The material applied between the wooden deck or sheathing and the actual shingles is called underlayment and is just as important as the choice of shingle. The best underlayment is an ice-and-water shield membrane. The application of this material is especially important on flat areas or valleys, around chimneys, vents, skylights, and the eaves.
The choice of materials may also include tar paper, a heavy grade of paper impregnated with tar to make it waterproof, and fibreglass base sheet incorporating fibreglass or polyester fleece.
All canopies will need to be replaced eventually. If the roof of your home or business is in need of replacement, New Heights Roofing and Exteriors is your go to installer. We have extensive experience and knowledge in roof replacement. Our expertise includes replacement to several types of roof systems, and the know-how to get it done without the inconvenience to you.