June 29, 2017

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Roofing

3 Most Common Roofing Materials Used On Properties



The ultimate cheat sheet on roofing makes replacing a roof manageable. Below are the 3 most common roofing materials used on properties. Replacing a roof can be a daunting task, but Stinson Services makes it a painless experience. With our DesignEye, Heidi Stinson, helps you choose the style, color and configuration of your new roofing system giving your property a fresh look while improving its performance. 


1. Asphalt


Cost Effective: Asphalt shingles are one of the least expensive roofing materials and they are available in a wide variety of colors. Asphalt shingles are commonly used on sloped roofing systems, single homes and smaller residential projects.


Easy Installation: Asphalt shingles material is very easy to install in comparison to cedar or metal, because they provide flexibility during the roofing installation process.


Style & Colors: Shingles are also available with different textures, thickness, and they can be treated against mold and mildew.


Lifespan: Although they tend to be less expensive, asphalt shingles have a relatively short life span of 15 to 30 years.


2. Cedar Shake


Dependable: Cedar Shake is able to maintain its original dimensions in humid conditions, is a low density material that offers minimal shrinkage.


Tough Wood: Cedar Shake is resistant to moisture, UV rays, insect damage and is also wind resistant. It is also less susceptible to moss growth compared to many other roofing materials. Regarded as one of the world’s toughest woods, cedar is a naturally durable roofing material.


Style & Value: A smart investment for your home, it will also enhance the structural strength of your roof. A beautiful choice and rare choice of roofing material that adds aesthetic value.


Good Warranty: The warranty for these shingles should last at least 20 years and sometimes as long as 50 years.


3. Steel Roofs


Great Value: Steel roofs retain their value better than asphalt shingles because of superior resistance to wear and tear.


Environmentally Friendly: Steel roofs are environmentally friendly, 100% recyclable, made from a minimum of 25% recycled materials and significantly lower your energy bill by deflecting heat in summer and retaining heat in winter.


Light Weight: Apart from metal roofing’s longevity, metal shingles are relatively lightweight, have a greater resistance to adverse weather and can be aesthetically pleasing.  


Long Lasting: Steel roofs also withstand winds of up to 160 mph, well above the industry standard. Low-end galvanized metal roofs are relatively inexpensive, but can last up to 50 years.


Interested in finding out more about roofing? For a free consultation email Stinson Services at info@stinsonservices.com or call us at 952-933-4510.



Written By Tech