Roofing Materials Ascend Roofing Uses
Ascend Roofing is certified to install many popular types of roofing on the market today. However, we do not specialize in all of them. The following list discusses some of the benefits for each style of roofing material.
Composition / Asphalt Shingles are made of fiberglass matting that is covered with asphalt and coated with protective granules. This style of roofing is the most common roofing material used on residential pitch roofs. It can also be the least expensive roofing available, but with the introduction of many new styles, many with heavier appearances and lifetime warranties, these asphalt products can sometimes cost as much as shake or metal roofing.
The newer asphalt shingles are often referred to as Laminated Shingles because they are constructed of multilayer panels that produce a three dimensional profile. These shingles are often enhanced with shadow lines which produce a much thicker visual effect and algae-resistant granules to help in keeping the roof from becoming stained.
Cedar Shake Roofing material is made from cedar because of its lightweight yet durable properties. It is most popular for it curb appeal, but it is also an excellent insulator and can withstand extreme temperatures. The standard life cycle of an untreated roof can vary between 15 to 20 years depending on the quality and thickness of the cedar shake. Wood roofing that has been treated and cared for can provide homeowners many additional years of service from their roof.
Metal Roofing, whether it is standing seam to copper panels, may be costly but comes with benefits. Durability and fire retardant are the two most often cited benefits.
Torchdown Roofing, just like the names implies, it is installed by applying heat to the bitumen and fiberglass rolled product. The seams are welded together to form a single sheet for application on lowpitch roofs. Because of it's tough qualities and granular coating, Torchdown roofs are long-lasting with an average life span of 20 to 30 years.