Roofing Materials Used
Roofing has come a long way since asphalt ruled the skies. These days, cooling granules and pigmented coatings can improve your indoor climate. Natural wood can be split into textured surfaces, and composites can give you the look of organic materials without the drawbacks. Even steel and copper have evolved into lightweight versions of their former selves. The industry now has tiles that are cool, eco-friendly, and solar-powered. There’s so much to explore, so call Beyond Exteriors on (703) 830-0863.
At Beyond Exteriors, we use only top quality roofing materials to ensure that your roof is nothing less than sturdy, reliable and safe. We use the following materials:
- Single Ply Asphalt
- Shingles & Shakes
- Slate, Clay & Concrete Tiles
- Metal (Steel, Copper, Aluminum)
Single-Ply Asphalt is one of the most popular roofing materials. It is flexible and won’t shatter or crack easily. Because it is manufactured by strict requirements, a single-ply asphalt roof will be built consistently strong, with easy installation. Advanced architectural asphalt shingles come in 3-D designs that look like wood or slate. Designer shingles also defend against the climate better than authentic asphalt.
Shingles & Shakes
Shingles & Shakes add a unique look to your home with textured surfaces that come in a variety of sizes and styles. Shingles maximize the cross-grain look of the wood with their cut ends, while shakes are split and provide a more rustic look.
Wood shingles give your home a traditional aesthetic that wears beautifully in the sun. Shakes can be split mechanically to produce a rustic, grainy surface or cut for a smooth one. We can taper them, too, but most shakes tend to have a thick end.
Slate, Clay & Concrete Tiles
Slate, clay and concrete tiles are a classic look for your roof. Slate is a beautiful choice, lasting well over 100 years with little maintenance and weatherproof qualities. Clay and concrete tiles are also extremely long-lasting and boast unique styles. Clay and concrete roofing is also highly water resistant and can easily be repainted.
Metal roofing materials like steel, aluminum and copper all provide a long-lasting, lightweight and durable choice for your roof. They are easily installable, elegant and highly efficient. Their reflective surfaces provide the added benefit of increased energy efficiency.
Galvanized and galvalume steel can withstand the worst that Mother Nature has to throw at them, and rust won’t need to feature in your choice. Metallic coatings like zinc and aluminum will prevent corrosion even during those hot, humid summers. They’re low-maintenance, durable, and can be painted in bright palettes that reflect heat.
Composite shingles replicate the look of wood and other materials, so if you want the benefits of asphalt and the beauty of slate, this is just the product.
Synthetic roofs can be constructed to mimic the look and style of all the above mentioned, most common roofing materials. Synthetic roofs are made of 95% recycled materials, mainly recycled rubber and plastic. These lightweight, strong roofs are a less expensive, and more environmentally friendly choice.
Solar roofs have advanced tremendously in recent years, so they’re becoming an important part of the green movement. Sunshine doesn’t cost a cent, but it’s powerful enough for the commercial market. Luckily, advances now let you harness natural light better than ever before. Give us a call to discuss your options at (703) 830-0863.
Shingle materials aren’t the only roofing that’s been overhauled by modern technology. Installation materials have brought new magic to the industry. Compatible metals and fasteners allow metal roofing to expand and contract without breaking the seams of your roof. For outdoor projects, polycarbonate is another powerful roofing material that resists ice and heat effortlessly. Beyond Exteriors also installs flat and low-sloped roofs for tough climates.
Flat or Low-Sloped
Flat & low-sloped roofs are weatherproof, made of materials that prevent against sunlight, wind, freezing and thawing. They are the stronger and cheaper counterpart to other common roofing styles. These roofs also give you more space to incorporate space for other uses, such as solar panels, gardens or a roof patio!
Call Beyond Exteriors for Roofing in the DC Metro Area
Beyond Exteriors has over a decade of service excellence behind it. We offer certified inspections and are licensed in the DC, VA, and MD regions. Our team is proud to have a SELECT ShingleMaster certification, so your premium roofing will look slick and elegant. Call us for a free estimate on (703) 830-0863.