Types of Roofing

Different Types of Roofing Materials

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Are you installing a new roof on a new home, or replacing a decades-old roof that is no longer effective at protecting your property from the elements? Regardless of your roofing project, there are a variety of roofing materials available to suit your needs. A few of the options we offer include asphalt shingles, tile roofing, metal roofing, and more.

You might be wondering how to determine which type of roofing is best for you. Features you should consider are the slope and complexity of your roof, in addition to the style of the house, your local climate, and the price of each respective option.

You can count on Klaus Roofing Systems by Arrow Renovation, the leading roofing contractor in the Kansas City Metro Area, to install the best roofing solution in no time!

Get in touch with us today to schedule your free estimate. We offer reliable roofing services, including roof repair, roof replacement and installation in Olathe, Leawood, Prairie Village, and the surrounding areas in Kansas & Missouri!

Asphalt & asphalt fiberglass shingles

Asphalt Shingles in Olathe, KS & MO

Asphalt shingles resemble the look of slate and wood.

Today, a lot of roof shingles used are technically known as asphalt fiberglass shingles. For an added measure of strength and tear resistance, there is a fiberglass mat embedded in the shingle.

Asphalt fiberglass shingles are the most commonly used type of roofing for sloped roofs because they are durable, easy to install, affordable, and available in a vast array of colors. Plus, premium grades of "laminated" asphalt fiberglass shingles are generally warrantied for 50 years.

Clay & concrete tile roofing

Leawood Clay Tile Roofing

While tile roofs are commonly associated with Spanish-style homes, clay and concrete roofing systems can be used for other architectural styles too.

Clay and concrete tile roofing are frequently grouped together because they have similar installation requirements and are both masonry roofing materials. Regardless of the molding material—clay or conrete—the final result is a roofing tile that is designed to interlock or overlap adjacent tiles.

Though clay and concrete tile roofs should not be installed in areas with heavy, frequent rainfall and freezing temperatures, they are well-suited for hot climate with minimal rainfall.

Composite roofing

Composite Tile Roof in Olathe

With some of the longest warranties in the industry, composite shingles are a great choice.

The term "composite" means that multiple materials are using during the manufacturing process, so the term can be applied to several different types of roofing. One of the most popular types of composite roofing is a simulated roofing slate that is made of rubber compounds extracted from reclaimed tires and resins. Resembling slate, this option provides exceptional longevity and a reduced installation price, all while offering the appearance of traditional slate roof.

Metal roofing

Metal Tile Roof in the Kansas City Metro Area

Metal roofing styles are versatile, ranging from standing seam styles to shingle look-a-likes.

Metal roofing is a massive category that includes factory-formed and finished roofing panels as well as roofing panels that are cut and formed at the building site. Metal roofing has been used on houses, commercial buildings, and farm structures for years. Its primary downfall is that it's not suitable for curved or complex roofs. Similar to corrugated roofing, a lot of metal roofs can be installed directly over an outdated roof without needed to remove the old roofing material.

Another benefit of metal roofing is that it is a very cost-effective option, much like asphalt shingles.

Flat roofing

Kansas City Metro Area's flat roof contractor

Flat roofs are vulnerable to leaking, which is why it's crucial to hire highly trained installers whenever flat roofing is installed, repaired, or replaced.

Often grouped in with “low-slope” roofing, the most popular flat-roofing materials for residential and commercial buildings today include EPDM—a single-membrane system—and PVC roofing. Occasionally, metal roofing is used on low-slope roofs, but not on flat roofs.

Slate roofing

Slate Tile

Slate surpasses all the other roofing materials, but finding a professional who can repair or install it is tricky.

Much of the roofing slate used in the U.S. originates from slate deposits in Pennsylvania and Vermont.

Complicated to install and costly to manufacture, this "stone" roof is one of the most expensive options available. A slate roof that is properly installed and maintained, however, can last for 75 years or more.

Energy-efficient shingles

Cool roof shingles

Reduce roof surface temperature by up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit with energy-efficient shingles.

Not only do energy-efficient shingles enhance your home's energy efficiency, but they also provide all the protection you expect from a roofing system. A cool roof is crafted to reflect solar energy, lowering the amount of heat that's transferred to your home's interior and the amount of air conditioning required to keep it comfortable.

When installed properly, energy-efficient shingles can save you money on energy costs. Even better, reflective roof products also extend the life of your roof and minimize UV damage. A lot of cool roof products even qualify for energy rebates and incentives.

Choosing the right roofing contractor is just as important as using quality materials

Klaus Roofing Systems by Arrow Renovation is a full-service roofing contractor, excelling in everything from roof repairs and maintenance to new roof installations and complete roof replacements. Regardless of the roofing system we are working with, our trained professionals always ensure unmatched customer service, quality craftsmanship, and a durable, long-lasting roof over your head to provide you with the best value at any given cost.

We are proud to serve the Kansas City Metro Area, including Leawood, Olathe, Prairie Village, Lansing, Lees Summit, Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Raymore, Kansas City, and throughout Kansas & Missouri. Get in touch with us at 1-844-719-0901 today to schedule an appointment for a roofing estimate.

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