Different Types of Roofing Materials in OH, including Cleveland, Akron & Canton.

Different Types of Roofing Materials

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Whether you are installing a new roof on a new house or replacing an older roof that is no longer doing its job, there are many choices in terms of the types of roofing materials available. Some of the different options include asphalt shingles, tile roofing, metal roofing and more.

Factors that determine what type of roofing is best include the slope and complexity of the roof, as well as the style of the house, local climate and the cost of different roofing options.

At Roofsmith Restoration of Greater Cleveland, you can trust that you'll have the best roofing in no time!

Contact us today for your free estimate. We provide quality roofing services, including roof repair, roof replacement and installation in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Lorain, and the surrounding areas of Ohio!


Asphalt & asphalt fiberglass shingles

Asphalt Shingles

Manufacturers have created asphalt shingles that imitate the look of wood and slate.

Although these terms are used interchangeably, most roof shingles used today are technically known as asphalt fiberglass shingles. The fiberglass mat embedded in the shingle provides an extra measure of strength and tear resistance.

These shingles are the most popular type of roofing for sloped roofs because they're affordable, easy to install, durable, and available in a wide variety of colors. Premium grades of "laminated" asphalt fiberglass shingles are typically warrantied for 50 years.


Rubber roofing

Rubber Roofing

Rubber membrane roofs are often used to seal flat roofs over garages and porches. Credit: EPDM Roofing Association

Although rubber has been around for a long time, rubber roofing is fairly new. That's because it's taken a great deal of chemistry research to develop a thin rubber membrane with the durability and waterproof qualities required of a roofing material. Rubber roofing is sometimes referred to as EPDM roofing. EPDM is an abbreviation for ethylene propylene diene monomer, the highly engineered compound used to manufacture most types of rubber roofing. Rubber roofing is used primarily on flat or low-slop roofs in both commercial and residential buildings.

A "membrane roof" usually refers to a rubber or EPDM roof that is installed in a flat roof or a low-slope application. Many commercial buildings have membrane roofs; few houses do.


Composite Roofing

Composite Tile

Composite shingles carry some of the industry’s longest warranties.

The term "composite" can apply to several different types of roofing, since it simply implies that a number of different materials are used in the manufacturing process. Today one of the most common types of composite roofing is a simulated roofing slate that is made from resins and from rubber compounds extracted from reclaimed tires. This slate look-a-like offers excellent longevity and a lower installation price while providing the appearance of a traditional slate roof.


Metal roofing

Metal Tile

Metal roofing styles range from standing seam styles to shingle look-a-likes.

Metal roofing is a huge category that includes factory-formed and finished roofing panels as well as roofing panels that are cut and formed at the building site. Metal roofing has a long history of use on houses, farm structures and commercial buildings. Its main limitation is that it's not suitable for use on complex or curved roofs. Like corrugated roofing, many metal roofs can be installed directly over a worn-out older roof without tearing off the old roofing material.


Corrugated roofing

Corrugated roofing

Corrugated metal roofing panels offer a great solution for sheds and other garden structures.

Corrugated roofing is easy to spot because of its distinctive form; it's a thin sheet that contains a symmetrical pattern of alternating ridges and grooves. Most corrugated roofing comes in sheet form, but large shingles are available from some manufacturers. This type of roofing can be made from steel, polycarbonate or an asphalt-fiberglass composite. It's more appropriate for agricultural and commercial buildings and for small sheds than it is for houses. One important advantage with corrugated roofing is that it can be fastened down over an existing shingled roof without removing the original roofing material.


Flat roofing

Greater Cleveland's flat roof contractor

Because any flat roof is inherently prone to leaking, it’s important to hire skilled installers whenever flat roofing is repaired, replaced or installed.

This roofing category is often grouped with “low-slope” roofing because many of the roofing treatments are the same. The most common flat-roofing materials used on residential and commercial buildings today include single-membrane systems like EPDM or rubber roofing, thermo-polyolefin (TPO) roofing and PVC roofing. Metal roofing is sometimes used on low-slope roofs, but not on flat roofs.

High-density Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing is a system that coats the roof with a continuous layer of foam insulation that can also serve as the finished roof surface (as long as a protective coating is applied over the foam).


Choosing the right roofer is just as important as using quality materials

Roofsmith Restoration is a full-service roofing contractor, specializing in everything from new roof installations, roof repairs and maintenance to total roof replacements. It doesn't matter what type of roofing system we are working with, we always ensure quality workmanship, excellent customer service and a long-lasting, durable roof over your head.

Our roofers work throughout the Greater Cleveland area, including Canton, Lorain, Cleveland, Akron, Strongsville, Lorain, Westlake, Chagrin Falls, Brunswick, North Olmsted, Beachwood and many parts of Ohio. Call us at 1-844-545-5135 today to schedule an appointment for a roofing estimate.

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Serving OH including the Greater Cleveland area
Cities in Cuyahoga County, OH
Bay Village
Beachwood
Bedford
Berea
Brecksville
Broadview Heights
Brookpark
Chagrin Falls
Cleveland
Euclid
Gates Mills
Independence
Lakewood
Maple Heights
North Olmsted
North Royalton
Olmsted Falls
Rocky River
Solon
Strongsville
Westlake

Cities in Geauga County, OH
Burton
Chagrin Falls
Chardon
Chesterland
East Claridon
Huntsburg
Middlefield
Montville
Newbury
Novelty
Parkman
Thompson

Cities in Lake County, OH
Eastlake
Grand River
Madison
Mentor
Painesville
Perry
Wickliffe
Willoughby

Cities in Lorain County, OH
Amherst
Avon
Avon Lake
Columbia Station
Elyria
Grafton
Kipton
Lagrange
Lorain
North Ridgeville
Oberlin
Sheffield Lake
Wellington

Cities in Medina County, OH
Brunswick
Chippewa Lake
Hinckley
Homerville
Litchfield
Lodi
Medina
Seville
Sharon Center
Spencer
Valley City
Wadsworth
Westfield Center

Cities in Portage County, OH
Atwater
Aurora
Brady Lake
Deerfield
Diamond
Garrettsville
Hiram
Kent
Mantua
Mogadore
North Benton
Randolph
Ravenna
Rootstown
Streetsboro
Wayland
Windham

Cities in Stark County, OH
Alliance
Beach City
Brewster
Canal Fulton
Canton
East Canton
East Sparta
Greentown
Hartville
Limaville
Louisville
Magnolia
Massillon
Maximo
Middlebranch
Minerva
Navarre
North Canton
North Lawrence
Paris
Robertsville
Uniontown
Waynesburg
Wilmot

Cities in Summit County, OH
Akron
Barberton
Bath
Clinton
Cuyahoga Falls
Fairlawn
Green
Hudson
Lakemore
Macedonia
Munroe Falls
Northfield
Peninsula
Richfield
Stow
Tallmadge
Twinsburg

Our Locations:

Roofsmith Restoration
2013 N Cleveland Massillon Rd
Akron, OH 44333
1-330-818-7775
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