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A roofer or roof mechanic is a construction worker who specializes in roof construction. Seattle roofers concentrate on the application of materials that waterproof and/or weatherproof buildings, designed material—as a substrate for the roofing materials to be installed on, the rafters, beams, and trusses are the frame or skeleton for the roof to be built upon. Roofers must be able to work, have good motor skills and possess general carpentry skills.
There are 4 main types of seattle roofers: shinglers, who primarily install shingles, shakes, tiles, and other nail-on products on roofs with 5:12 pitches or above; metal roofers, who focus on metal panels; single-ply or "flat" roofers, who focus on roofs such as single-ply or foam roofs; and "hot" roofers, who work using tar-based products. It is not uncommon, however, for companies to have their roofers to multiple styles of roofing, and certain manufactures will only allow specifically selected installers, thus making these 4 types limiting.
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This segment covers the many aspects of roofing and important factors that homeowners should consider when making decisions about their roofs.
Today's choices for roofing include a vast variety of materials that include such things as composite materials, plastics, steel or metal, asphalt and yes those mentioned above as well. Stone, Clay tile, slate and wood shingles are still popular materials used in modern roofing.
Please take a moment to watch our Designing Spaces video that covers the many aspects of roofing and important factors that homeowners should consider when making decisions about their roofs.
The most popular type of residential roofing material used on homes today is asphalt shingles.
Asphalt shingles provides one of the most cost effective solutions for your roofing needs.
The two different types of asphalt shingles are organic and glass fiber.
Both have ceramic granules that protect against premature deterioration from UV rays as well as providing unique aesthetic value.
Most manufacturers offer shingle warranties of 20 – 50 years, and some composition roofing systems offer a limited lifetime warranty.
A 3-tab shingle is the most common shingle on the market. 3-tab shingles are simply installed in a single-layer. They are manufactured in a large variety of colors.
Manufactured in multiple layers, architectural roofing shingles are heavier than their strip shingle counter-part, and therefore last longer. They come in a large variety of styles, shapes and color options.
Luxury / Presidential Shingles
Replacing cedar shake? Our Luxury / Presidential shingles are exactly what you need. They offer a deep textured look with Advanced Protection®. Utilizing some of the most advanced design, manufacturing, and testing techniques available in any industry (including computer simulation technology originally developed for the Space Shuttle), the result is today's most advanced composition roofing technology - now available to consumers to protect their homes.
A metal roof is one of the most durable building products available. Metal roofing not only provides exceptional durability and aesthetics, but increased energy efficiency over traditional roofing products.
Metal Roof Benefits
Metal roofing has been proven to be more durable than most other roofing systems available. As a result, metal roofing has low life cycle costs.
Greenest of the Green
Metal roofing is sustainable, and can contain significant recycled content. It lasts longer than most non-metal roofing and is 100% recyclable at the end of its useful life.
Fire and Wind
Metal roofing is extremely fire resistant. When properly attached, metal roofing systems can also be designed to withstand extremely strong winds.
With a wide variety of finishes, designs and colors, metal roofing is on the leading edge of technology that provide greater energy savings compared to most other non-metal roofing products on the market today.
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