Roof Types and Roofing Materials

Feb 13, 2020 | Roofing

With the vast array of roofs from leading brands today, choosing an ideal material can be tricky. Your home is one of your largest investments and its roof should protect that investment. At Greenawalt Roofing Company, we ensure that protection by using only the highest-quality asphalt shingles and underlayment. Here are just a few roofing types for your home.


Bonnet Roofs

The main feature of this roof is its twin slopes, which incline at different angles. The higher slope can provide an added space for a small attic or vaulted ceilings. Meanwhile, the lower segment can serve as a great cover for your porch since it hangs over the side.

This roof type does not require any particular materials. Nevertheless, our asphalt shingles and metal materials can provide better protection and exterior appeal for your roof.

Gable Roofs

These are also known as peaked roofs, which you can easily recognize through their triangular outlines. A gable roof typically has a simplistic design, allowing for easy and economical construction. This roof is a great choice in winter since it sheds snowfall easily. The ideal materials for a gable roof are tiles and asphalt shingles.

Flat Roofs

This roof type features a flat surface with no pitch. It does, however, have a slight dip that collects and drains water runoff. Flat roofs are most common in commercial buildings, but can be an excellent choice for houses in high rainfall areas. In addition, if you need extra overhead space to place your HVAC systems, you should go for a flat roof.

The most important thing to remember about this roof type is to keep it waterproof. That’s why the ideal materials are those that have no seams. These include rubber membranes (TPO and EPDM), tar, and metal sheets.

Get in Touch With Us

Once your roof is in shape, remember the rest of your home’s exterior. Greenawalt Roofing Company is your trusted exterior professional, and we install siding, doors and windows.

Give us a call today at 717-898-6000 or 610-779-3111 to schedule a FREE estimate on your next roofing project.

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