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Most Expensive Roofing Materials

Roofing materials are always a costly proposition but if you want the best and do not mind paying for it, read on to learn of the some of the best options.

Cedar 

Cedar shingles are a decent option if you’re going for a specific home style. These shake-style roofs are commonly found on Cape Cod, colonial and other historically-styled homes. Cedar shakes are very durable too. The Cedar Shake & Shingles Bureau says average lifespan of cedar shakes and shingles is 30-40 years, depending om climate to installation to storms. Even if the shingle itself lasts that long, however, that doesn’t mean they’ll retain their high-end appearance. Cedar as a roofing material is very susceptible to damage. Wood rots and burns easily, so you need to have cedar shakes specifically treated and installed in order to get them as water- and fire-resistant as possible, but even then they’re still at risk of damage. Plus, compared to the run-of-the-mill asphalt shingle, cedar shakes are up to six times more expensive – not always worth the upkeep costs and energy.

Slate 

Slate is by far the most expensive roofing material on the market. It’s ten times more costly than the average asphalt shingle as it pairs well in Gothic, Tudor, Chateau or other expensively styled, historic-looking homes. Since slate is stone, it’s  fire resistant and, depending on its mining location, can last from 60-200 years. However, stone becomes more brittle and less impact-resistant as it ages, and where the material is mined can have a huge impact on how well it holds up over the years. To find a good quarry, you’ll have to do a lot of research and pay the high price to have it shipped to you. Another issue that typically pops up with slate is slipping — when tiles slip out of place or fall out completely after installation. Low-quality manufacturing techniques, “over-nailing” and walking on the tiles during installation are the most common causes of slipping.

Tile Roofing Done Right By Right Way Roofing, Inc.

Right Way Roofing, Inc. has been the #1 provider people turn to in the Phoenix area for over fifty years. A family-owned business, they can help you with your roofing needs for your home and business. As long-time members of the Arizona Roofing Contractors, you can have confidence we will build or replace a roof you can be proud of as we offer some of the greatest labor and material warranties in the roofing industry. Call today to schedule an appointment! East Valley: 480-232-5458 or West Valley: 502-299-8851.

At Right Way Roofing, Inc. we use an extremely strong underlayment to ensure your roof lasts longer than typical tile roofs. Most roofing companies use a cheap underlayment that will wear out in under 20 years. Our roofing underlayment will last much longer due to the high-quality underlayment. Get a free tile roofing installation quote in you live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. We also service Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale and more.

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Least Expensive Roofing Materials

Roofing materials are always a costly porposition but there are mterials available to purchase nd reasonable to maintain that is installed in the proper manner will still last a very long time. Read on to learn more.

Asphalt

A shingle made from asphalt is the chapest option available and the roof can often cost less than $20,000 They are available in organic and non organic compounds and with their durability comes the options of many color choices. High winds and ice can impact them, however. A different option is using rolled asphalt that is then naield into position.

Metal

Metal roofs have come down considerably in cost over the years because of the materials used. Today they are made from galvanized steel which is great if you like in an area prone to hurricanes. The yare simple and quick to install as well as being both cost-effective and durable.

Wood

Red cedar is the material used to make wooden roofing shingles as it is durable, does not attract insects and does not decay in a rapid manner. There are a couple of kinds of wooden shingle. Shakes that are split as opposed to cut and standard shingles that cut using a mechanical saw. Shake shingles are the best to use for roofing and the stylee, shapes and sizes of shingles can vary.

Clay

Clay can vary widely in cost but it truly has a stunning appearance and have the bonus of being decay and mold resistant. insects cannot get in, they do not catch on fire and they last longer than wood shingles.

 

Tile Roofing Done Right By Right Way Roofing, Inc.

Right Way Roofing, Inc. has been the #1 provider people turn to in the Phoenix area for over fifty years. A family-owned business, they can help you with your roofing needs for your home and business. As long-time members of the Arizona Roofing Contractors, you can have confidence we will build or replace a roof you can be proud of as we offer some of the greatest labor and material warranties in the roofing industry. Call today to schedule an appointment! East Valley: 480-232-5458 or West Valley: 502-299-8851.

At Right Way Roofing, Inc. we use an extremely strong underlayment to ensure your roof lasts longer than typical tile roofs. Most roofing companies use a cheap underlayment that will wear out in under 20 years. Our roofing underlayment will last much longer due to the high-quality underlayment. Get a free tile roofing installation quote in you live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. We also service Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale and more.

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What Are The Parts Of A Roof Called
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What Are The Parts Of A Roof Called?

A roof has many parts. In this guide we will break down the different components of a rood so you will be in the know. Read on to learn more.

Shingles

Made from many different materials, they form the outer protection of the roof from the elements and give character to the dwelling.

Joint Covers aka Flashing

Flashing is either rigid or flexible and can be made from plastic, steel or aluminum. It stops water from flowing near the openings of the roof and can be found in the based and valleys of walls, roof vents, chimneys and vents.

Plumbing Vent

Emerging from the roof, this pipe allows air inside the plumbing system that allows wastewater to floe to the sewer or septic system.

Deflector

A cardboard or Styrofoam insert between two roof rafters allowing the free flow of air over the insulation near the soffits. There needs to be a minimum of two inches of space under the decking.

Roof Vents

Enclosed and made of plastic or metal they feature fins and openings making sure the attic is ventilated. The best ones are open on all four sides and rise above roof level producing a suction effect. There also has to be an air inlet at the base of the roof. Frequently made with perforated aluminum, this closes off the lower side of the eaves.

Drip Edge

This is the moulding covering the roof edge and reduces the risk from water.

Underlay Membrane

This protective membrane goes under some or all of the asphalt shingles to prevent water infiltration caused by “ice dams” in winter.

Valley

The “V-cut” angle along the junction of two slopes of a roof.

Decking (or sheathing)

Usually made from 1⁄2-inch plywood, the decking closes and reinforces the roof structure and provides a nailbed for the shingles.

Roof Edge

All the boards running along the edge of the roof or eaves. Also known as a fascia.

Attic

The space under the roof. The attic must be ventilated to protect the roofing system against excessive heat in summer and warm moist air generated by the house in winter.

Saddle

A structure located behind the higher side of a chimney (or similar projections from the roof) to divert rainwater around it.

Ridge

Horizontal line at the top of the roof.

Source: https://www.caaquebec.com/en/at-home/guides/reshingling-your-roof/identifying-the-parts-of-the-roof-and-understanding-their-functions/

Tile Roofing Done Right By Right Way Roofing, Inc.

Right Way Roofing, Inc. has been the #1 provider people turn to in the Phoenix area for over fifty years. A family-owned business, they can help you with your roofing needs for your home and business. As long-time members of the Arizona Roofing Contractors, you can have confidence we will build or replace a roof you can be proud of as we offer some of the greatest labor and material warranties in the roofing industry. Call today to schedule an appointment! East Valley: 480-232-5458 or West Valley: 502-299-8851.

At Right Way Roofing, Inc. we use an extremely strong underlayment to ensure your roof lasts longer than typical tile roofs. Most roofing companies use a cheap underlayment that will wear out in under 20 years. Our roofing underlayment will last much longer due to the high-quality underlayment. Get a free tile roofing installation quote in you live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. We also service Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale and more.

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RIGHT WAY ROOFING IS A RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR LOCATED IN PHOENIX ARIZONA

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How Long Do Wood Roof Shingles Last
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How Long Do Wood Roof Shingles Last?

As we said the average life of a wood shingle roof is thirty to forty years and a good quality proeprly-installed wood shake roof will last twenty to forty years. However the life expectancy of the roof can vary depending on some of the following factors:

  • Flashing material, installation quality, proper details
  • How the shingles were installed
  • How the wood shingle or shake roof is ventilated. For example wood shingles installed on solid plywood roof decking can be expected to have a shorter life than the same shingles installed over skip sheathing or spaced nailers that provide plenty of ventilation.
  • The pitch of the wood shingle or wood shake roof (its slope)
  • The wood shingle or wood shake grade or quality
  • The wood shingle or wood shake roof’s exposure to overhanging trees or debris that may hold water on its surface
  • The wood shingle or wood shake roof’s exposure to shade that may promote moss or lichens growth
  • The wood shingle or wood shake roof’s sun and weather exposure

Besides selecting a durable wood, the most important factor is to make a determination of its ability to dry out from both the top and the bottom when wet. Two approaches are used:

  • Create a system of spaced sheathing above the solid sheathing using vertical and horizontal battens
  • Use a breathable underlayment applied over the sheathing

Click here to read how long other types of roofing systems last.

Tile Roofing Done Right By Right Way Roofing, Inc.

Right Way Roofing, Inc. has been the #1 provider people turn to in the Phoenix area for over fifty years. A family-owned business, they can help you with your roofing needs for your home and business. As long-time members of the Arizona Roofing Contractors, you can have confidence we will build or replace a roof you can be proud of as we offer some of the greatest labor and material warranties in the roofing industry. Call today to schedule an appointment! East Valley: 480-232-5458 or West Valley: 502-299-8851.

At Right Way Roofing, Inc. we use an extremely strong underlayment to ensure your roof lasts longer than typical tile roofs. Most roofing companies use a cheap underlayment that will wear out in under 20 years. Our roofing underlayment will last much longer due to the high-quality underlayment. Get a free tile roofing installation quote in you live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. We also service Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale and more.

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RIGHT WAY ROOFING IS A RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR LOCATED IN PHOENIX ARIZONA

Call us TODAY! East Valley: 480-232-5458 or West Valley: 602-299-8851

How Long Do Concrete Tile Roofs Last?
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How Long Do Concrete Tile Roofs Last?

The latest trend in roofing is Lifetime Tile Roofs and the experts at Right Way Roofing, Inc. are the finest providers of this new and exciting service in the Phoenix area.

The new roof tiles are made from materials such as steel, concrete and even clay; a substance used for over a thousand years that still adorns the roofs of many classic buildings throughout western Europe. Concrete and clay are especially durable and perform admirably in all climates and weather conditions. Extremely attractive, some even have a wood-like finish; they can add financial value to your house and certainly contribute stylishly to the overall makeup of the property. Concrete tile roofs often last 50 years or more. Clay tile or slate tile roofs are two of the best roofing systems and can last up to 100 to 150 years or so, especially when combined with quality underlayment.

How Much Life Remains In My Old Tile Roof?

If you have roof tiles that have not been replaces in more than a quarter of a century, they need to be evaluated by a qualified professional. Right Way Roofing, Inc. has a well-deserved reputation for their quality in this area. They can establish the remaining life in the current roof and work with you to make a new roof plan. Generally, you will have to reset new flashings and install a good quality underlayment if you are using the old tile. If the previous style is no longer available, then it is an ideal time to consider new tiling. You will at least want to make plans for a full roof replacement within 5 years.

How Long Does Concrete Tile Underlayment Last?

You probably know how important it is to lay underlay on the floor before you install a carpet. It adds a level of protection to the carpet, adds comfort and makes the carpet warmer to walk on. Underlayment is also a vital part of the roofing process. The pro’s at Right Way Roofing, Inc. are specialists who can help you choose the correct underlayment for your brand-new roof! The underlayment helps to prevent water intrusion and protects the roofing deck under extreme conditions. There are various kinds available:

  1. Asphalt-saturated felt was the long-time industry standard and is also known as felt paper.
  2. Synthetic underlayment is the most utilized choice of underlayment by builders today offering better tear resistance, additional stability and a degree of water resistance.
  3. Rubberized asphalt is the most expensive but as it contains greater amounts of asphalt and various rubber polymers it has the advantage of being waterproof.

Roofing underlayment is an extra layer of protection for your home. It does a lot more than shingles alone to protect your house in all kinds of climates and to withstand many kinds of weather events. Depending on weather and climate conditions, a good quality underlayment can last 25 years or more but it should always be regularly inspected to ensure it is doing the job properly.

How Long Does Other Types Of Roofing Tile Material Last?

Whether you choose, clay, concrete or slate roofing tiles here are a few things to consider:

  • Clay tiling has the advantage of being more durable and long-lasting than concrete and because it wears so well it can add much to the resale value of a home and may well last 100 years or more.
  • Concrete tiling tends to be around 50% less and has a lifespan of approximately fifty years although despite having a similar appearance to clay. Click here to read more about concrete versus clay tile.
  • Slate tiling is by far the most expensive but depending on the climate can last 75-200 years.

Click here to read how long other types of roofing systems last.

Tile Roofing Done Right By Right Way Roofing, Inc.

Right Way Roofing, Inc. has been the #1 provider people turn to in the Phoenix area for over fifty years. A family-owned business, they can help you with your roofing needs for your home and business. As long-time members of the Arizona Roofing Contractors, you can have confidence we will build or replace a roof you can be proud of as we offer some of the greatest labor and material warranties in the roofing industry. Call today to schedule an appointment! East Valley: 480-232-5458 or West Valley: 502-299-8851.

At Right Way Roofing, Inc. we use an extremely strong underlayment to ensure your roof lasts longer than typical tile roofs. Most roofing companies use a cheap underlayment that will wear out in under 20 years. Our roofing underlayment will last much longer due to the high-quality underlayment. Get a free tile roofing installation quote in you live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. We also service Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale and more.

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RIGHT WAY ROOFING IS A RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR LOCATED IN PHOENIX ARIZONA

Call us TODAY! East Valley: 480-232-5458 or West Valley: 602-299-8851