Roofing in Omaha
Roofing is an art that tends to change over time, and new types of shingles are always being introduced. One great example would be the organic shingles which made their way onto the market a few years ago in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint. Unfortunately they did not sell well and were therefore removed from the market in 2005. Other roofing materials however have survived the test of time and are used by Omaha roofing companies on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at a few of the most popular materials.
Asphalt Shingles When one thinks of shingles, this is likely what they are thinking OF. Asphalt shingles are used on nearly every roof around the world, and they are often referred to as ‘steep slope’ roofs. While they are primarily made of asphalt, they come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, ensuring that the user gets precisely what he or she desires.
These types of shingles are created using a plastic sheet backed with fine fibers of glass, therefore, fiberglass. Such shingles are not only aesthetically pleasing, they are also quite reliable and capable of lasting for many years.
Wood and Shake
This is an older type of shingle, conceived of long before asphalt. While they were made of wood in the past, today they are usually composed of some kind of synthetic material. If they are composed of actual wood however they can come in many different flavors from pine, to redwood, red cedar, and even cypress. Wooden shingles are both beautiful and long lasting.
On the subject of roofing Omaha materials that can last for a long time, we have slate roof, which has been known to last more than one hundred years under the right conditions. You can see this on many historical buildings, but it is also being used on a number of different modern buildings. Slate is a natural rock, mined and shaped to become a shingle.
With the desire to ‘go green’, it is no surprise that solutions like the ‘solar roof’ have emerged. In many Omaha roofing instances you can see these solar shingles which act as both a protective shingle for the roof as well as a high end energy producing system. Companies like Dow and CertainTeed are leaders in the solar shingle industry, producing a shingle that is both aesthetically pleasing as well as highly functional. The best part, is that these shingles blend in well with traditional asphalt shingles which adorn the remainder of the roof.
There are many different roofing styles to consider, especially if you are building a new home. Still, it is never too late to repurpose your existing roof, so take a look at these options, and get the right Omaha roofers to perform your installation as soon as possible