Quality is crucial to lasting beauty and structural integrity. Roof shingles are typically applied in a symmetric pattern and match or complement the outer facade of the structure. They can be made of asphalt, wood, slate, metal or tile, and must be properly attached and maintain the building’s integrity. Ray’s Roof has served New York homeowners for more than 30 years.
Roofing shingles are flat or curved tiles that interlock and overlap in a way that channels water off a pitched roof. They are made from materials that vary in cost, weight, durability, color, and architectural style. When roofing a house with tiles, a builder needs to consider his budget, climate, the roof’s pitch, and how he would like the end result to compliment the home’s design.
The use of shingles is reserved for roofs with sloping sides that are steep enough to shed water into a gutter system by gravity alone. There are other roofing materials, such as metal flashing or sheets of PVC, that would be appropriate for flat or shallow roofs. Most problems with a new roof, like leaking, can be traced to improper installation, not flawed materials. Homeowners should make sure that they hire professional roofers to help them choose the appropriate tile. They should also monitor the installation of special rafters, flashing, and the shingles themselves. Problems often arise around fireplace chimneys or other vents.
The main purpose of shingles is to protect the building from inclement weather, particularly rain and snow – but they also protect your home from pests, such as insects. Shingles are applied in a way that promotes good drainage from the roof peaks to the ground so water doesn’t enter the building. We will rely solely on our own roofers and products, which have the highest standards in the industry today. We pride ourselves on our company’s self-reliance, which allows us to provide our valued customers with a personal touch.