Emily Videtto, Executive Director of residential roofing at GAF, provides tips for choosing the right roof shingle color and style for your home.
Our world thrives on innovation. Every day, engineers are searching for solutions that are faster, stronger, lighter… Engineers, designers, and dreamers don’t see the world as it is, but as it could be. It is from their minds that the impossible becomes possible. Owens Corning introduces its key reinforcement products that push the boundaries of what’s possible with the SMC technology in the transportation and automotive fields. From the ME1975 glass fiber roving for Class A SMC which enables flexible styling and redefined surface appearance, to ME1510 glass fiber roving for Epoxy SMC helping with up to 60% glass content achievable, VOC/odor free process and dent resistance. This supported with Academic expert point of views: Professor Frank Henning, and David Büchler of the Fraunhofer‐Institut ICT, Germany, and students (Team Kuzo) finalists of the SMC/BMC Design Awards 2017, Antwerp University, Belgium. Thinking beyond what’s possible with SMC. Owens Corning: Make. Impossible. Things.
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Synthetic roofing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when building your new home, but it should at least make it on your list. This amazing new material which is also referred to as composite roof tiles, is quickly taking over the industry for its impressive look and unbeatable value. Offered with companies like Brava Roof Tile, you can easily customize your roofing selection to mimic any of the popular roof styles, including slate tile, Spanish barrel tile, or shake roof. While the look might be the same, the value is not— as synthetic roofing far outranks its natural alternatives with regards to quality. Read on for a few reason this new material is taking over the market.
Made to Last
Most roofing systems have an expected lifetime that is relatively short. Natural brittle materials like those in slate and shake style roofs can only last so long until they need to be replaced. Severe weather can also contribute to this shortened lifecycle as these materials don’t always endure winds and rains as we’d hope. With synthetic roofing, many of these concerns no longer apply. Enduring wind, water and fire damage better than natural alternatives, these new roofing systems won’t require replacement after a few years, or possibly even ever. Backed by a 50-year warranty, composite roof tiles are meant to last at minimum the lifetime of one homeowner in a house, if not much longer. Contact Texas First Roofing for a quote!
Unlike brittle slate and clay tiles, synthetic roofing is extremely malleable and durable. It won’t arrive to your work site damaged or broken like so many natural alternatives will and it will also outlive the exceeded expectations of other roofing solutions. Withstanding extreme cold and hot temperatures better than other tiles on the market, it also even performs well in thaw season, a time that many homeowners experience a higher risk of leaks and damage.
What many new homeowners don’t realize about about slate and tile roof systems is the incredible weight they bring to a structure. Extra support and work is often required to alleviate this weight, which can run up costs and slow down projects. With synthetic roofing tile this isn’t a concern as its extreme lightweight makes a simple installation possible. Composite roof tile can also be nailed down with a gun, and installed even in cold temperatures.
Overall, synthetic roofing is a much better value for your home. Made from 100% recycled material, it’s even better for the environment as it goes outside the normal processes of draining natural resources from quarries and the like. Extra materials won’t need to be ordered for common reasons such as damage and excess weight, and your new roof can be installed virtually any time of year with its easy installation methods. Fully customizable to your liking and made to last for years to come without fear of weather-induced damage, there’s really no question that composite roof tile are one of the best roofing solutions on the market today.
The strength and durability of a stone coated steel roof is combined with the versatile good looks of a tile, shake or shingle profile to give you a DECRA® roofing system. DECRA® panels have a unique interlocking design, that withstand high winds and add shear strength.
DECRA® Roofing Systems' unique design allows for roofing panels that contain numerous protective layers. Each of these layers serves the dual function of protection or adhesion for the next processing step.
Attention to detail matters. ProEdge® Hip & Ridge Shingles provide a clean and consistent look. Their enhanced aesthetics add distinction to your roof line.
Whether you are selling your home or simply ready to express your style in a new way, a roof makeover makes a huge difference when it comes to curb appeal.
"Most homeowners don't give their roofs a second glance, but the roof is an important curb appeal item that buyers do notice,"
When selecting a shingle style and color, it’s important to choose a design that will complement your home’s beauty. From rustic farmhouse to modern mansion, TAMKO® can help you craft your dream roof.
Faced with the daunting task of choosing colors for their home renovation, Danielle Braley and her son Harrison Braley consult CertainTeed’s online ColorCoach™ tool for tips on creating a complementary combination of roofing, siding and trim. The virtual “swatches” are then applied to their home using the ColorView® online visualization tool. Finally, Danielle pays a visit to the Harvey Building Products showroom to confirm her choices.