Roofing Springfield MO

We are a preferred Owens Corning roofing Contractor. We also offer Standing Seam Metal Roofing, Wood Shake Shingles, Spanish Tile, Composite Slate, Natural Slate and Concrete Shingles. We also do repairs – no job too big or too small!

Roofing Springfield MO

roofing springfield moStanding seam roofs are made up of vertical metal panels that have two seams, each standing vertically. The appeal of this roofing type lies in the way that its panels interlock and its seams crimp together. This means that the seams, which are usually the weak point of a roof, are sealed at the joint. With proper installation, there should be no way for moisture and water to enter a building or house through its roof’s seams. On top of this, the very design of standing seam roofs also minimizes the number of seams created.

Though this type of roofing demands a higher initial cost, industry people and homeowners alike believe that the durability that comes with standing seam roofs more than compensates for the higher price. To boot, this roofing type is among the least high-maintenance alternatives out of all the options available to homeowners, and comes with it an expected life span of more than 100 years.

Wood Shake Shingles

wood shake shinglesWood shake roofs are suitable for homeowners who put a prime on uniqueness and aesthetics. Western red cedar, cypress, redwood, or pine wood shakes can be installed on a roof, giving it a more natural look. On the other hand, though wood shakes or wood shingles blend in with a forest background, they might not go swimmingly well with all homes. The installation of wood shake roofs can be quite fussy, and when it comes to maintenance, the shingles can be prone to rot, mold, and insects.

Much of the durability of wood shingles lies in its installation and maintenance. In the first place, homeowners will want to choose shingles that have been pressure-treated with fire retardants, since untreated wood shake and shingles are easily ignitable. Subsequently, chemicals need to be reapplied, as their effects wear out over time. For all its maintenance requirements, however, wood shake shingles can provide durability and increased energy efficiency for a household, with a beautiful roof to top it all off.

Spanish Tile

spanish tileSpanish roof tiles, whether ceramic or concrete, are another great option for homeowners who want a unique look. The variety of colors, patterns, and finishes available for this material makes it versatile. So, despite Spanish tile being a popular choice for roofing, the aesthetics of one Spanish-tiled roof can be wildly different from its kin—perhaps the only common factor being the roofs’ smooth, elegant appearance.

This type of roofing has been in use for many years, and for good reason. Spanish roof tiles are low-maintenance and durable, as they are made from incombustible material with low moisture absorption rates. That said, homeowners with low-slope roofs may have to talk with their contractors about the necessity of waterproofing underlayment to ensure optimum results.

Composite Slate

composite slateRoofing manufacturers offer composite slate as a synthetic alternative to address the declining popularity of natural slate. Composite slate offers the same advantages as its quarried counterparts while addressing the latter’s shortcomings. For example, natural slate’s hefty weight usually requires additional structures to support it. The use of composite slate avoids this, as it is much lighter than natural slate. At the same time, it offers the same natural beauty found in quarried slate.

Homeowners who want to give the impression of natural slate but are deterred by the costs involved with the material will be perfectly happy with going the route of composite slate. In fact, composite slate on average costs roughly half the price of natural slate to install. This reduced price tag usually comes with a 50-year warranty and a low-maintenance roof that is both durable and beautiful.

Natural Slate

roofing springfield moThe truth is that natural slate is hardly many a homeowner’s top choice anymore when it comes to roofing options, but that doesn’t mean it should be discounted as a viable alternative for one’s home. After all, ability to withstand fire, water, and hail storms is a very appealing characteristic when it comes to roofing materials. This quality of natural slate makes it a very durable roofing choice.

That said, some deterrents for homeowners interested in natural slate roofs include the hefty price tag involved as well as the specialized skill and experience required for the application of the material. But for those who believe that value dictates price, then the initial cost shouldn’t be such a huge hindrance, especially when what they get in exchange is a durable, long-lasting roof with a beautifully natural, earthy feel.

Quarried slate in the United States usually comes from Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, or Virginia. Depending on the origin of the material used, one’s color options range from sea green, fading gray-green, to purple or unfading green.

Concrete Shingles

roofing springfield moConcrete shingles are made from a mixture of sand, cement, and pigment and come in four main styles: slate, shake, Verona, and mission. Concrete tile roofs have been around for a couple of centuries since the 19th century, a testament to this roofing material’s long-standing durability. Due to its windproof and corrosion-resistant qualities, this roofing option is suitable particularly for homes in coastal or tornado-prone areas.

Initial installation of concrete shingles can be pricey, but homeowners who wish to make a smart investment would do well to reconsider this option. This roofing choice is durable and low-maintenance, and most companies offer at least a 5-year warranty on their concrete shingles. Besides longevity, concrete shingles provide the benefits of insulation. Concrete tile roofs keep a home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, which translates to potential energy savings for the household.

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