Stevan Buren Commercial Roofing: Shingles

The most common roofing material overall is Shingles, accounting for over 70% of residential roofs.  They are also commonly used in commercial roofing projects.  Shingles are the most cost-effective roofing material for steep slope roofs and can be a great option for churches, apartment buildings, and other businesses.  Shingle roofing material is easy to install.  This ensures that the installation will be fast, with less interruption for your business.

The most common type of roofing shingle is asphalt, these are the most inexpensive style.  Asphalt shingles have a granulated surface which deflects UV rays, to protect your business and keep it cooler.  A more superior version of the Asphalt shingle and the more commonly used at Stevan Buren Commercial Roofing is the Laminate Shingle.  This is still an asphalt shingle but offers more layers of fiberglass and asphalt for further protection and durability for your roof surface.  Laminate shingles offer a more dimensional appearance. The shingle tabs are layered and come in different shapes and sizes.

Another option is slate or tile shingles.  This is a more expensive option, however, it is highly fire resistant and offers extended longevity for its durability.  Slate and tile roofs have a long history and many older buildings still have their original shingles.  Many people want to keep that appearance up, therefore the main advantage of a tile or slate roof is simply appearance.    Metal shingles are also an option for business owners seeking the appearance of shingles, but the durability of metal.