Roof Materials for Residential Roofing

How you choose your roofing material and what your roof is currently made of can have a great impact on the future of your home and the services you might need in the future. Our roofers in Las Cruces NM are the experts that can help you make the best choices for your home.
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The Best Residential Roofing Materials

Rubber and Synthetic Membrane Roofs

EPDM or other synthetic and rubber roofing materials are widely used in low-slope buildings across the United States. However, with the common flat roofs attributed to the architectural styles of Santa Fe and Pueblo Revival they are particularly common roof materials found in Las Cruces. This is because the material forms a watertight barrier that can easily be adapted to your current roof footprint. This is important when considering the soft edges present in these more traditional home styles.

What is Rubber Roofing?

Residential rubber roofs are typically a single ply membrane material that is extremely durable. Because of its flexibility the slope of your roof can be corrected to redirect water and prevent pooling and leaks. The membranes come in multiple color options and can match your homes’ design. The installation of synthetic roofing is a relatively easy process and once installed, the material is very low-maintenance. They are an excellent option for conventional roof-decks because they weigh so much less than natural slate.

How Long Does Rubber Roofing Last?

Synthetic roofing typically lasts 15 – 30 years depending on the surrounding environment, and the material has high insulating capabilities.

Shingle and Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingles are the most popular and affordable roofing material option. Traditional shingle materials come in a variety of styles, and there are many pricing options available. However, asphalt shingles can only be used on a roof with a steep slope. Many asphalt shingles also meet Energy Star standards which can help you save money on your energy bills. As an alternative to asphalt shingles, there are also fiberglass and organic shingles which have different pros and cons of their own. Give us a call and one of our technicians will be able to help you figure out which option is right for your home. 

How Long Does Asphalt Shingle Roofing Last?

Homeowners with wood shake roofs or wood shingles should expect them to last about 30 years, while fiber cement shingles last about 25 years and asphalt shingle/composition roofs last about 20 years.

Metal Roofs

EPDM or other synthetic and rubber roofing materials are widely used in low-slope buildings across the United States. However, with the common flat roofs attributed to the architectural styles of Santa Fe and Pueblo Revival they are particularly common roof materials found in Las Cruces. This is because the material forms a watertight barrier that can easily be adapted to your current roof footprint. This is important when considering the soft edges present in these more traditional home styles.

About Metal Roofing

Residential rubber roofs are typically a single ply membrane material that is extremely durable. Because of its flexibility the slope of your roof can be corrected to redirect water and prevent pooling and leaks. The membranes come in multiple color options and can match your homes’ design. The installation of synthetic roofing is a relatively easy process and once installed, the material is very low-maintenance. They are an excellent option for conventional roof-decks because they weigh so much less than natural slate.

How Long Does Metal Roofing Last?

Synthetic roofing typically lasts 15 – 30 years depending on the surrounding environment, and the material has high insulating capabilities.

Tile Roofs

Tile roofing is a beautiful and popular roof option, and an especially long-lasting one as well. They are durable and can have an incredibly long lifespan of up to 100 years! But they are also heavy and they are a more expensive option. But once installed, tile roofing is low maintenance because they rarely need repairs. The overlapping tiles on a solid base mean that there is a very low chance of leaks, and the durability of the material means that they only really need replacement if they are cracked from a heavy impact. Tile roofing requires a specialized type of installation and here at Roofers in Las Cruces, we are experts in it

How Long Does Tile Roofing Last?

Clay and concrete tile roofs have a life span of 50 to 100 years or more. This makes them one of the most cost-effective choices over the long life of a home. Tile, whether concrete and clay outlive other materials for roofing, and may include manufacturer warranties from 50 years to the life of the structure.

Roof Coating

Roof coating is a fluid membrane applied on top of a base roofing material. It is also known as “liquid roofing” or “flat roof” and it is a protective layer meant to help extend the life of your roof and ward off damage from the elements. It is especially good for waterproofing the roof surface because once it is applied, it takes the brunt of wear and tear damage from UV rays, rain, hail, and any other physical damage.

How Long Does a Roof Coating Last?

Roof coatings, when applied ahead of time to a roof in good shape, can extend the life of your roof by 10 years. This could save you a ton of money in the long run. Not only do they help keep your roof in good condition for longer (which means you may be able to delay replacing your roof down the line), but they also help lower your energy costs by reflecting more UV rays (with white coating) which will help keep your home cooler and reduce the amount of energy you spend on keeping it cool. 

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