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Roofing material selection guide

ROOFING MATERIAL SELECTION GUIDE

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Cost: Low = 1 High = 10

 

Materials
Warranty Life Expectancy Cost  Maintenance  Fire Rating

Composition 3 Tab shingles

20 years 20+ years 1 None Class A – good

25-year composition

25 years 25+ years 2 None Class A – good

Architectural grade composition 30-50 Yr.

30-50 years 30-50 years 2-4 None Class A – good

Cedar Shake

Generally none 8-25 years 5-6 None None *

Pressure Treated Cedar Shake

30-50 years 30+ 6-7 None None  *

Standing Seam Metal

20-40 years 20-50 years 5-7 None None  non-combustible

Metal – Exposed fastener

20 years 20+ years 4 None None  non-combustible

Metal “Shake”

“Lifetime” 30 years 7 None Class A

Concrete Tile

50-60 years 50+ years 5-6 None Non-combustible

Hot tar

Generally none 10-20 years 3 Seal coat every 5 years None

Torch down

10-12 years 10-20 years 3 Re-coat every 5 years Generally none

Natural slate

None 50-150 years 10 None Non-combustible

* Can be ordered with fire-retardent