Roofing material selection guide

ROOFING MATERIAL SELECTION GUIDE

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Cost: Low = 1 High = 10

 

Materials
WarrantyLife ExpectancyCost Maintenance Fire Rating

Composition 3 Tab shingles

20 years20+ years1NoneClass A – good

25-year composition

25 years25+ years2NoneClass A – good

Architectural grade composition 30-50 Yr.

30-50 years30-50 years2-4NoneClass A – good

Cedar Shake

Generally none8-25 years5-6NoneNone *

Pressure Treated Cedar Shake

30-50 years30+6-7NoneNone  *

Standing Seam Metal

20-40 years20-50 years5-7NoneNone  non-combustible

Metal – Exposed fastener

20 years20+ years4NoneNone  non-combustible

Metal “Shake”

“Lifetime”30 years7NoneClass A

Concrete Tile

50-60 years50+ years5-6NoneNon-combustible

Hot tar

Generally none10-20 years3Seal coat every 5 yearsNone

Torch down

10-12 years10-20 years3Re-coat every 5 yearsGenerally none

Natural slate

None50-150 years10NoneNon-combustible

* Can be ordered with fire-retardent


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