Residential Roofing is a broad category that includes the many different types of residential roofing systems available to consumers today. These roofs can be installed on any type of residential roofing structure including; buildings, homes, condominiums, mobile homes, manufactured homes, land surveys, and so forth. Residential Roofing Products include those materials needed to provide a safe and functional roof for a user s house, garage, or any other residential application typically for an individual. Most residential roofing systems are designed for moderate slope application.
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Commercial Roofing products include the materials and systems needed to provide roofs for buildings like apartment complexes, office buildings, hotels, retail shops, shopping malls, government buildings, and schools. The main difference between residential and commercial roofing systems is the extent of use and the materials required for the job. For example, on a hotel roof, the materials would be different than a retail building roof. The extent of use and the purpose of use determine the type of materials and system used. Commercial roofing systems are generally designed for moderate slope application with few cap foundations or other customization features.
Asphalt Shingles are one of the most common types of residential roofing systems. The basic components of asphalt shingles are the asphalt itself, the felt layer beneath the asphalt, protective coating or top coating, and the underlayment. The asphalt provides a firm grip to the surface and the felt layer provides the insulation. The underlayment is designed to fill in the seams between the felt layers. Asphalt shingles are very durable and long-lasting. The actual cost of installing an asphalt shingle roof system depends on several factors including the size and complexity of the roof system, the amount of work to be done, and whether it will be installed by a licensed contractor or self-employed labor.
Asphalt Over Membrane (AMS)
Asphalt Over Membrane (AMS) is another residential roofing system that is gaining popularity for use in residential roofs. This system uses a flexible membrane that is installed over the existing roof. The membrane is designed to expand and contract based on the climate conditions inside the home. For instance, during the summer months, the AMS membrane will expand to allow more air and water to flow through the home. At the same time, at night the membrane will contract back to its original size.
Another type of residential roofing material that is being used increasingly frequently is metal roof construction. Metal roofs are strong and durable and can also be painted to make them attractive. Metal roof construction has been around for decades but it gained popularity in the 1970s for use in schools and buildings. Currently, metal is being used to make nearly every kind of residential roofing material.
In addition to these two primary types of residential roofing systems, there are many other less common materials used in residential roofing. However, these less commonly used materials are not as durable or as attractive as those that are commonly found in traditional residential roofing systems. It’s important to research each type of residential roofing system that you’re interested in making sure the roof you select will work well and provide the protection you need. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about the materials used in residential roofing installation or any other part of your home. You want to be confident that your investment is going to last for years to come.
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