Offering residential roofing services in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama
At Tennessee Roofing & Construction, we are more than just a commercial and industrial roofer. We also offer residential roofing services for homeowners.
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What is a residential roof?
Residential roofing materials tend to differ from commercial or industrial roofing systems. For residential, asphalt, wood, metal, and tile can be used in roofing applications. Residential roofing is also sloped or pitched, in general, whereas commercial roofing is typically flat to accommodate HVAC systems and the link.
These are some of the most common materials used in residential roofing services:
1. Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in the United States. They are composed of a fiberglass or organic mat saturated with asphalt and coated with granules. These shingles are available in various colors and styles, making them a versatile and affordable choice for homeowners, and an asphalt shingle roof will usually last 20 to 30 years.
2. Wood Shingles and Shakes
Wood shingles and shakes provide a natural, rustic appearance to residential roofs. They are made from wood types like cedar, redwood, and pine. These shingles offer excellent insulation properties and can last between 30 to 50 years with proper maintenance. Because they are composed of wood, regular maintenance is necessary to prevent any issues with rot or mold.
3. Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is gaining popularity in residential applications. It can be made from various materials, including steel, aluminum, zinc, and copper, and comes in different styles like standing seam and corrugated panels. Metal roofs are known for their durability, with a lifespan exceeding 50 years. They are energy-efficient, lightweight, and resistant to fire, rot, and pests.
4. Clay or Concrete Tiles
Clay and concrete tiles are commonly found on Spanish-style homes. They come in various shapes, including flat, S-shaped (Spanish tiles), and interlocking designs. These tiles are highly durable, with a lifespan of 50 to 100 years or more. They are fire-resistant, low-maintenance, and provide good insulation. The roof structure beneath must be sturdy in order to support the heavy weight that clay or concrete tiles contribute.
5. Slate Roofing
Slate roofing is a long-lasting option for residential roofs. It is made from natural stone, typically slate, and offers an elegant and timeless appearance. Slate roofs can last 100+ years when properly maintained. They are fire-resistant, low-maintenance, and provide excellent insulation. A reinforced roof structure is required for installing slate tiles due to their weight.
Tennessee Roofing & Construction can help with your residential roof!
TRC begins with a thorough inspection of your residential roofing system to assess whether maintenance is required or if a replacement is necessary. If maintenance can extend the life of your current roof, we can help by clearing debris, addressing leaks or tears, and ensuring the roofing material is in optimal condition. Should a replacement be warranted, our team can offer expert advice on selecting the most suitable roofing material for your home. At Tennessee Roofing & Construction, we’re your one-stop solution for all your roofing needs.