Roofs

Choosing which type of roof to install on your home can be a daunting process.

There is a lot to consider: the shingles and tiles.

Choosing which type of roof to install on your home can be a daunting process.

There is a lot to consider: the shingles, tiles, and how you want your roof to look. Whether you want an entirely new roof or you’re repairing an existing one, roofing can really pull the design together.

We’ve put together this guide to help you bring your dream home to life.

Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles are a great choice if you’re looking for a reliable, low-cost roofing material that is simple to install. These shingles have been around since 1903 and are among the most common residential roofing materials. It’s clear why this type of shingle is so popular; they can last 20 years on the average home.

They are particularly long-lasting in mild-weathered areas. However, if you live somewhere that experiences weather on the more extreme ends of the spectrum, it may be best to consider a different roofing material.

You can find asphalt shingles made from two different types of base material: organic or fibreglass. Both provide a unique design that helps reflect sun away from the home. This is crucial in reducing air conditioning costs – and your carbon footprint! – in the warm summer months. This type of shingle is also weatherproof! It provides additional waterproofing, while also being resistant to damage from both wind and hail.

Slate Shingles

Slate shingles, made from concrete, are an excellent way to make your home more resistant to rot and fire. With a life expectancy of 100 years, these sturdy shingles have a natural appearance that can make any home look sophisticated.

However, these heavy shingles can be expensive and difficult to install. Slate is also more susceptible to damage when you walk on it, so maintenance and gutter cleaning can be tedious. This is why you’ll most often find them on the East Coast, and rarely in the Midwest.

Shingle Roofs Installation

Tile roofs

Clay Tile roofs

Clay tiles are made by baking molded clay. You can find these tiles in various thickness and textures, with end results determined by the time and temperature at which the clay was baked. These tiles become fireproof and resistant to fading after baking. Roofers will lay them in parallel rows, overlapping to keep out rainwater. It’s no surprise then that these are among the most durable roof tiles, lasting anywhere between 50 and 70 years.

These tiles come in various sizes, shapes and colours. Despite their visual appeal, clay tiles tend to erode quickly, so they are not suitable for climates with fluctuating weather. They are also susceptible to loosening if exposed to strong winds, so they are impractical in areas that experience hurricanes.

Concrete Tile roofs

Concrete tiles are a cost-effective choice of tile for your roofing material. They are durable and have the ability to hold up against high winds, heavy rains and other adverse weather conditions. That’s why they are so long-lasting, with a lifespan averaging between 50 and 70 years. You won’t have to worry about decay with this type of tile, since concrete is immune to damage from insects and rot.

Considering their many benefits, concrete tiles are quick and easy to install and replace in the event that one breaks. They require minimal maintenance – making them among the best value for money on the tile market. As they are made from natural materials and minerals, you can grind these tiles down and recycle them if you ever need to dispose of them. This makes them an eco-friendly choice.  Even better, their heavy thermal mass means they are incredibly energy efficient – they trap heat during the winter and regulate indoor temperatures so you can save on heating costs.

Metal roofs

Metal roofing is booming currently – thanks to the fact that metal shingles are low maintenance, lightweight and environmentally friendly. Their durability means these shingles can last for over 50 years, so metal roofing is a worthwhile long-term investment. However, metal roofs can be pretty difficult to install, so it is imperative that you find a roofing contractor who has an in-depth knowledge of metal shingles.

Metal Roofs Installation

Flat Roofs

Flat Roofs

Flat roofs are markedly cheaper than most roofing options for many reasons. The risk of installing this type of roofing is very low. Flat roofs are easily accessible for maintenance purposes, which means that labor costs for both installation and maintenance are very low. In fact, roofers can easily climb atop your home to complete flat roof repair jobs in as little as a day. Further, while single-ply shingles and slope roofs require a great deal of attention to maintain their curb appeal, and pitched roofs are more exposed to damage, flat roofs are relatively easy to keep in shape.

Flat roofs are great for house owners wishing to explore eco-friendly options for their home, as the flat space atop the roof is perfect for installing solar panels. Alternatively, they are a great option – especially in warmer climates – for adding some additional space to your home. Many homeowners choose to install a rooftop garden or roof deck on their flat roofs.

Despite their many benefits, flat roofs do have a few drawbacks. They have a shorter lifespan than a lot of other roof types and are especially prone to leaks, so make sure you consider this when choosing which roof you would like to install.

Happy Customer

daniel bachar
daniel bachar
2021-06-11
I don’t think I have ever had a better experience working with any contractors before Green Home Innovation. They were very quick, effective, tidy, and even though the work included some tricky custom work around our skylight, they still managed to keep it within budget. A+++ service guaranteed
johnlores
johnlores
2021-06-06
Green Home Innovation came out and took just two days to replace our roof. They made what looked like an extremely tricky job look like a walk in the park. It’s an understatement to say I am impressed. Not only did it take such a short time, but the level of finish they achieved so quickly, is beyond my expectations.
Riley Ghan
Riley Ghan
2021-06-06
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Marco Vinci
Marco Vinci
2021-06-06
A company with best design concepts and contractors for commercial, industrial, Residential, Office, Club/ Education Projects.
Silvia Strasters
Silvia Strasters
2021-06-06
Great company with lots of integrity.I would highly recommended them.
Guy Hoenig
Guy Hoenig
2021-06-04
Hiring Green Home Innovation, for your new or replacement roof installed, is a decision you won’t regret. It took them just 4 days to complete ours and it is money well spent. Would definitely recommend them to all our friends and family, and anyone else reading this
gustavo kersz
gustavo kersz
2021-06-03
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Joanne Natalie Hospedales
Joanne Natalie Hospedales
2021-06-03
Best construction company in my area.There service is awesome,I will always use them
Yifat Dahan
Yifat Dahan
2021-06-01
You can tell they were a family-run business, by the fact that they were so focused on our needs as customers. Our new roof has given our home a new lease of life and we now plan on carrying out more work. Thanks, Green Home Innovation.
crocetta adragna
crocetta adragna
2021-06-01
High quality of service,Staff and Owner is very friendly

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