There is a misconception that “no one gets excited about roofing.” At Cal’s Roofing, there is plenty to get excited about when it comes to your home’s roof. We offer many unique styles, shapes and materials of roofing to accentuate your home’s overall appearance.
After the foundation, the roof is the most important part of your home. Keeping this aspect functioning properly will help you avoid unneeded expense. There is no point to wait until there is water damage in one or several interior walls. Cal’s Roofing will add appeal and efficiency to your home to sit your tastes. Adding a simple dimensional earth tone can bring out so much from a home. Cal’s Roofing residential installers are capable of installing virtually any roofing material. These include: fiber glass, light weight, wood fiber, ceramic shingles, tiles and more.
Our staff are roofing experts and can assist buyers in selecting a roof that meets their needs for style, durability, color, texture, and cost.
For the best results, your new roof should complement your home’s exterior color scheme. But, harsh conditions such as heavy winds and driving rain can compromise the beauty and integrity of your roof. We have the perfect finishing touch at Cal’s Roofing for long lasting esthetics and maximum protection.
For the best results, your new roof should complement your home’s exterior color scheme. But, harsh conditions such as heavy winds and driving rain can compromise the beauty and integrity of your roof. We have the perfect finishing touch at Cal’s Roofing for long lasting esthetics and maximum protection. Be sure to ask us how we can maximize the value of your roofing investment. The choice of roofing material can be one of the most important decisions one makes to bring out the beauty of their home, not to mention the useful service life of their system. Choosing a good contractor to install the roof is just as importing as selecting quality materials. It is true that nearly anyone has the ability to drive a nail through a shingle, but if that was all to proper shingle installation, Cal’s Roofing would not be replacing roofs installed by others after only a couple of years.
Asphalt shingles are the most common type of shingles used. They are reinforced with fiberglass mat or an organic material such as paper, wood fiber, etc, and range in durability/life expectancy from 20 to 30 years (for the ordinary, three tab shingle). Great improvements to the asphalt shingle have been made, which resulted in a much more durable product known as laminated shingles or “dimensional” and “architectural” shingles.
Laminated shingles are also made of asphalt but differ from the “three tab” shingle in design. They add character, color and depth to the roof aesthetics and are made of multiple staggered layers of material, with a range of durability (from 30 to 50 years). Laminated shingles are thicker and heavier than “three tab” shingles. Therefore, they are more resistant to wind. By incorporating angled or rounded tabs, shadow lines and variant color patters, we are able to make some of the high quality laminated shingles, from a distance, have the look of an expensive slate or shake material.
Wood Shakes and Shingles
Shakes are generally made of either cedar, spruce or treated pine. The hand-split shakes have a rough, textured look on the front and are usually smooth on the back. Wood shingles are sawn by a machine and are smooth on both sides. The best performing wood for making shakes is cedar but, treated pine shakes also do well. When first installed, shakes are brown or reddish in color. However, they will weather and fade in the first year to a gray color. Wood shakes can last up to 30 years. Throughout this time, they may shrink, warp or splinter which is inherent in any wood. Installation of wood shingles and shakes is done by us, but the cost on the installation is generally 50% higher than a 50 year laminated shingle system. A disadvantage of having wood shingles is that they are vulnerable to fire exposure. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, offer a class A fire rating.
Slate/ Stone Shingles
One of the most aesthetically pleasing and durable of all roofing materials. Slate is a natural stone which is quarried from the earth. When installed properly, slate roofs require little maintenance and offer a long roof life.
A slate roof can create a very rich, colorful, hand-crafted look that greatly adds to the overall appearance of a house. One could consider a slate roof installation to be a lifetime roof as this quality system can exceed 75 years of service life.
Tile Roof Covering
Roof Tile is manufactured in a vast variety of styles, sizes, and colors, made out of several different ingredients such as clay, concrete, and newest to the market: rubber. Clay and concrete tiles have similar physical properties and installation methods. Concrete is typically cheaper to manufacture than clay and can be made anywhere. Clay tiles must be made near a clay quarry. This causes addition freight cost to be an issue by adding to the cost of the roof. A well constructed clay or concrete tile roof should last more than 50 years. This is also an expensive type of roof installation as the materials are more expensive and require a strong frame to support the heavy load of the tiles, which may require additional structure work.
Metal Roofing Shingles and Standing Seam
Metal roofing materials come in a wide variety of styles: Standing Seam, Steel or Aluminum Shake Shingles, Metal Tile, Coated Steal Shingles, Copper in Standing Seam or Shingles. Without a doubt, metal roofing can provide a long lasting roof if properly installed; of course a poor installation of any product will result in leaks and other damage.
Metal is less expensive than tile or slate, but quite a bit more than a high quality 50 year asphalt shingle. In the past, the colored aluminum shingles have peeled, faded and oxidized after a short period of time. There are manufacturers that claim to have solved this problem recently. A problem for Metal shingles is hail. Though it will not typically cause the shingles to leak, it will dent and affect the visual quality. Granulated coating on metal shingles has been introduced, claiming to resist hail. The lifespan on a metal roof can be from 30 to 50 years if properly installed. Copper roofs have been documented to last 100 years. Note: Copper is much more expensive than an aluminum installation.