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Concrete is more expensive than some roofing materials, but has the advantage of a long lifespan, good fire protection and resistance to rot and insects. Many tiles mimic the appearance of wood shakes, while improving on the durability and fire protection that real wood affords. Lightweight concrete tile can also approximate the look of clay tile or slate while mitigating the structural problems caused by the weight of the real material. Care must be taken when walking on tile roofs to avoid damage/breakage to tiles.
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Cedar shakes offer a natural look with a lot of character. Because of variations in color, width, thickness, or cut of the wood, no two shake roofs will ever be the same. Wood offers some energy benefits, too: it helps to insulate the attic, and it allows the house to breathe, circulating air through the small openings under the felt rows on which wooden shingles are laid.
Cedar shakes have been used as a roofing material for centuries for two major reasons: first, cedar provides superior insulation; second, the wood itself contains high amounts of natural preservatives. However, because these preservatives are depleted over time, this material requires proper preservation and maintenance to prolong its life.
Premium dimensional shingles are made from three laminated layers of the industry's most durable materials providing a dramatically thick roofing product which offers the classic appeal of wood shakes. Many homeowners appreciate this shingle’s unique natural shadows which give it the look and beauty of old world wood shake but with better performance and at a fraction of the cost. This product offers long life, durability, relative ease of maintenance, and rich rustic colors to suite all tastes.
Dimensional Composition Shingles
Standard dimensional composition singles are made from two laminated layers of material to form a durable, beautiful, color-blended line of shingles. There is a wide array of colors available to suit any trim, stucco or siding color. This category provides an economical and durable product which offers homeowners an appealing look and years of reliability.
Modified Torch Down
The torch down roof consists of layers of fiberglass and polyester with bitumen that are “torched down” to the felt underlayment. The final result is the vulcanization of a large rubber sheet onto a fiberglass base. Also called modified bitumen, due to the mixing of asphalt with rubber compounds, torch down roofing provides additional strength and resistance for flat or low sloped roofs. It has an average life expectancy of about 15-20 years.
Seamless Aluminum Gutters
An effective gutter system will channel roof water away from the home instead of allowing it to splash from the edges of the roof, potentially causing dry rot of the fascia and soffit, erosion of soil, and pooling of water at the foundation. Chandler/Ham offers high-quality seamless aluminum gutter systems in a variety of colors to suit most homes. Gutters are often considered for replacement or as an addition when re-roofing.
Sun tunnels capture daylight from the roof top, carry the light through a tubular shaft, and deliver it into the home. Sun tunnels provide an economical and efficient way to achieve natural lighting to any area of the home. With its engineered assembly from the roof to the ceiling, sun tunnel lighting can make a positive visual impact on any home, while frequently reducing lighting costs.
Enhanced RidgeAdding enhanced hip and ridge material will give the roof a more “trimmed out” look, in addition to ensuring the life match of the shingles warranty, enhancing the overall shingle appearance, and complementing the shingle color.
Ridge vents are a popular way to provide for natural ventilation of attics. Combined with soffit vents, they take advantage of the law of physics which states that hot air rises. Because ridge vents let hot air flow out freely, they can help prevent condensation and mold growth in the attic, while allowing temperature stabilization. A ridge vent system is the most effective passive attic venting system.