Choose the Right Roof For Your Home (And Your Wallet)
Choosing the right roofing material is an important decision. That’s why Rain Guard Roofing provides a variety of materials in order to achieve the value and look you desire. Can’t decide on the right material for your Twin Falls home? Consult our roofing experts for assistance.
Asphalt is the most popular roofing material used on residential homes. These shingles offer consumers:
- The broadest array of colors, shapes, and textures available
- An expansive range of styles
- Match most types of architectural designs
- Achieve virtually any desired aesthetic effect
Shingle roofs are affordable and last for 20 to 25 years. They offer your home effective, affordable protection.
Low Slope (Flat) Roofs
There are a variety of methods to do flat roofing systems. At Rain Guard Roofing we recommend using a single ply membrane roofing material. We heat weld the seams and roof penetrations, so the roof is tight and long lasting. Membrane roofing systems do not need maintenance.
Tile roofing has a rich, beautiful look that any homeowner would be proud of. Made from concrete or clay, this is a durable but fairly expensive roofing material. Concrete tiles are made from sand, water, cement and pigments, and are not fired like clay tiles. Temperatures of approximately 140 degrees Fahrenheit cure these tiles. The curing process makes them sturdy enough for us to transport and lay them within a few days of manufacture, and they get stronger over time. We recommend concrete tiles for our climate. and can achieve the same aesthetics of a traditional clay tile roof. There are additional truss design and load bearing requirements for this product due to the additional weight.
Metal roofs are available in a wide range of prices and aesthetic choices. They offer your home exceptional fire protection, and have a lifespan of 50+ years. These materials are also very environmentally friendly, as they are generally made from 95% recycled material. Metal roofs are some of the most weather tight roofs available.
Wooden Shake / Shingle
Manufacturers generally use cedar for wooden shingles, however redwood and southern pine are also options. The primary difference between shakes and shingles is that shingles are machine-sawn while shakes are hand split for a rougher, more organic appearance. Cedar roofs are energy efficient and resistant to strong winds.
Replacing or re-roofing your commercial building isn’t always necessary. We offer a number of maintenance plans to extend your current roofing system’s life.