When it comes to selecting a residential roofing system, asphalt shingles continue to raise the B.A.R., providing a Beautiful, Affordable and Reliable roofing solution for any home. In addition to having a variety of styles, textures, and colors to choose from, asphalt roofing shingles are cost-effective, durable and easy to maintain.
Some varieties of asphalt shingles are manufactured to resemble tile, wood, cedar shakes or slate, while providing more benefits than these other roofing materials. Neither metal nor concrete tiles match asphalt roofing for its overall combination of beauty, durability and longevity. Asphalt shingles also possess a greater ease of installation and require less maintenance than metal and concrete. At Lloyd Lumber we stock a large selection of Landmark shinlges from Certainteed. We can also special order GAF, Malarkey, and Owens Corning.
Cedar shingles are a timeless material that can blend well with many different styles. Wood shingles are a great choice for anyone looking for resilience in beauty and function. A textured cedar shake can enhance a rustic cabin, while a smooth cedar shingle can polish off a more modern home. The look of natural wooden shingles creates a unique appeal that stands out from traditional asphalt roofing. Since cedar is one of the strongest materials for residential roofing, homeowners can be confident in their property’s value and longevity. Lloyd Lumber can special order a wide variety of cedar shingles and shakes for your new home or a reroof project.
Metal roofing is an alternative to traditional asphalt roofing that’s usually composed of large sheets, though varieties are available that mimic the look of standard asphalt shingles. Materials that may be used for metal roofing include zinc, tin, steel, copper, aluminum, and hybrid metal mixtures, all of which are finished with special coatings to reflect heat, prevent rust, and seal the material against moisture damage.
While it’s true that metal roofing costs more than asphalt shingles up front, it has a significantly longer life expectancy that helps offset the initial spend. A metal roof will last about 40 to 70 years, while traditional asphalt roofs last about 15 to 25 years. Live in your house long enough and you could end up replacing an asphalt roof anywhere from two to five times in the length of time a metal roof would remain in good condition. Metal roofs are 100% recyclable, and many metal roofing manufactures use anywhere from 25% to 95% recycled materials in the production of their product.
You may be able to get a discount on your homeowners insurance when you install a metal roof on your home. Because they’re more durable and less prone to damage from the weather, some homeowners insurance companies offer policy discounts of up to 35% for those with metal roofing. Lloyd Lumber has a wide variety of metal roofing products available for special order.
Composite shingles are made of a synthetic polymer or recycled materials and designed to look exactly like a slate or cedar shake roof. The manufacturers of composite shingles use molds of real slate tiles and cedar shakes to give them a truly authentic look. Whether you are reroofing your existing home or doing new construction, your roof is a large investment. So, return on investment is important to consider. DaVinci Roofscapes offer products that are durable and backed by a lifetime warranty. They are wind & hail resistant, fire resistant, insect resistant and algae resistant. A DaVinci roof will save your money in the long run. Stop into Lloyd Lumber and check out DaVinci Roofscapes products.