Asphalt or Metal?
There are so many choices for roofing materials. 7H Roofing and Construction will help you make the right decision for your project.
Whether you are matching an existing roof, starting with a complete replacement or are in the middle of new construction, you have a wide range of materials, style and colors for every type of roof.
Your starting place in narrowing your selection will be guided by your preferences, budget, neighborhood association rules or zoning and the climate the roof must withstand.
We have seen every type of roof and can help with our experience make certain that when it is installed, the curb appeal, insulation factors and the quality of installation will leave your home or building secure and improved.
After calling a few other companies around town and getting the run around I called Jeff at 7H Roofing. Jeff sent a member of his team out the same day measured and gave me an honest and affordable quote. The roof was completed by the end of the week. The crew was professional, quick and cleanup was beyond expectations. I can’t say enough about them. If 10 stars were a option 7H roofing would be a 10! The communication from start to end was plus also. A pleasure to do business with and will have my business for any future needs.
Asphalt Roofing materials are the industry standard installation, but the variety, styles and colors are anything but standard.
TruDefinition® Duration FLEX® – These are made with a proprietary blend of SBS polymer modified asphalt. The rubberizing effect of the uniquely blended SBS modified asphalt makes the shingle pliable and gives them greater flexibility and enhanced durability and toughness, especially under intense storm conditions. With Duration FLEX®, you are getting a shingle that has the highest impact rating possible: UL 2218 Class 4 and may qualify for a homeowner insurance discount – check with your insurance company.
Oakridge® – These laminated shingles provide premium protection and impressive curb appeal. A full double layer in the nailing zone gives Oakridge® Shingles greater integrity and better holding power compared to shingles with single layer wide nail zones. And the warm, inviting look in popular colors provide a step-up from traditional three-tab shingles.
Duration® – Available nationwide, Duration® and Duration® Designer Shingles are our most popular shingle lines because of their exceptional wind resistance and rich color options so you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for durability.
TruDefinition® – When you want the ultimate protection and impressive curb appeal, you’ll want Duration® Shingles. They are specially formulated on a TruDefinition® color platform that gives them dramatic color contrast and dimension in a wide range of popular colors. Beyond the great look, Duration® Shingles also come with the advanced performance of patented SureNail® Technology—with Triple Layer Protection® in the nailing zone for superior holding power.
Berkshire® – These laminated shingles have a large 8-3/8″ x 8-1/2″ tab and feature unique shadow lines behind the tabs that add to the look of dimension. With a thickness, proportion and color selection reminiscent of natural slate, these top-of-the-line shingles make an elegant statement.
The World Under the Shingles
A roof is much more than what anyone can see. In fact, we hope you never see what is underneath the shingles or metal tiles. But under what you can see of your roof there is an entire system that has been installed to protect your home. This includes decking.
For most, this is actually part of the original framing of your home, but with roof wear and tear, leaks and moisture, the decking may require replacement. 7H Roofing and Construction will make sure that every sheet of your decking is ready for the new roof and will replace any sections that are not.
Once the decking is secure, leak barriers are installed on the decking to make sure that tiny gaps between the ply wood are sealed.
If it has been a while since you have had a roof replaced you may not have moisture barriers installed on your roof. Today, every roof has this added to protect the decking and your home from leaks and moisture damage. The entire decking is covered with these barriers.
Special “Starter Strips” are used at the edges of the roof to give the roof an even appearance.
At the very peak of your roof we install attic ventilation strips under the cap shingles. These allow the attic to breathe but will keep water out.
Finally, beyond a chimney and your utility poles that may pierce the roof, you have other “pipes” or lines that create holes in the roof. These are the lines necessary for toilets and sinks and even your exhaust system for your kitchen ranges. Each of the holes in your roof for these “pipes” and lines will require special flashing to prevent water from seeping under the roof.
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Why choose a metal roof?
Metal roofs have undergone a lot of change in the last few years. While they are more expensive on the front end, they offer loads of benefits that may make the expense now worth it.
Durable – A metal roof can last for 40-70 years. This more than doubles the life expectancy of a traditional asphalt roof
Environmentally Friendly – Metal roofs are good for the environment. Not only can they be produced from recycled materials, they can almost always be installed over your tradition roof. The prevents the old asphalt tiles from heading to the landfill.
Quiet – An underlay of plywood ends the concerns of noise from rain/hail hitting the roof and echoing into the home or office.
Energy Efficient – Metal roofs can have a dramatic impact on your home or business heating and cooling bills. A metal roof, with the installation of the underlay provides additional insulation for your building.
Attractive – Metal roofs can also come in a variety of designs including wood, slate, tile and standing seam vertical panels, to name a few.
Lightweight – Metal Roofs are lightweight, usually 66% lighter than asphalt and 75% lighter than slate, concrete or clay. Metal provides a fire safety Class A rating and is resistant to wind up to 150 m.p.h. If properly installed and maintained, metal roofs can last the life of the home. They are extremely durable and provide long-lasting curb appeal as they resist algae, mildew, insects and do not rot. These roofs are environmentally friendly as they reflect radiant heat and can be recycled.
Metal Roof Profiles
Tuff-Rib Panels – Easily installed and has a width coverage of 36”. They are painted and finished with siliconized polyester and make great metal roofs for homes. Available in 24, 26, & 29 gauge materials.
R Panel (PBR) – With a similar width coverage of 36” and a rib height of 1 ¼ inch, the PBR panel is great for commercial and industrial use. Available in 24, 26, & 29 gauge materials.
Standing Seam – The standing seam metal roof panels have a 12-30” inch width coverage. These excellent steel panels are great not only for residential properties, but medium-heavy commercial buildings as well. Available in 24, 26, & 29 gauge materials.
The premium silicone-polyester costing system is engineered to give high reflectivity which can help to dramatically reduce cooling costs. The coating system comes with a 40-year film integrity warranty and a 30-year performance warranty for chalking and fade-resistance.
Tuff Rib Panels
Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Metal Roof Maintenance
Unlike asphalt roofs, the metal roof is durable and meant to be washed gently with water or pressure washer over time. Every metal roof has a factory installed coating to protect it from algae and sun damage.
Washing the roof, however gently, and the natural damage over time of the sun can gradually erode the protective coating. The good news is that new coats can be applied to protect the roof for additional decades or life.
You will want to ask about the coating on the metal roof you select. Metal roofs are coated with either zinc (galvanized) or a mixture of aluminum and zinc (galvalume). The coating comes in different grades and even thicknesses which will affect the number of years between coatings you may need
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