Types of Roofing

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East Coast Roofing is committed to educating its customers about all kinds of roofs and their qualities, necessary maintenance and prices. As soon as the customer is comfortable and understands everything about his or her roofing options, East Coast Roofing will proceed with installing, maintaining, and inspecting your roof!

East Coast Roofing specializes in all kinds of roofs, including:
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Wood shake shingles
  • Slate shingles
  • Modified Bitumen
  • E.P.D.M.
  • Flat roofs
  • Tapered insulation systems

Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing in the Northeast. Asphalt shingles are reinforced with fiberglass or paper and are generally very durable and versatile because they can work with almost any roof slope. They come in all kinds of colors, are weather resistant, relatively inexpensive, and require minimal maintenance. Whether you need asphalt shingles or any other kind of roof, East Coast Roofing has it covered!

Wood shake shingles are a favorite of many homeowners for their natural, rustic appearance. Wood shake shingles are commonly cut from red cedar and sawn uniformly. Cedar shakes are also frequently hand-split, creating a more rustic appearance. Unfortunately, for all their visual appeal, wood shake shingles suffer from a variety of weathering, durability, and safety issues that affect natural wood over time. However, there are plenty of tips that can ensure that your wood shake shingles have a long lifespan:

  • Select naturally durable wood shingles such as western red cedar
  • Treat and pressurize the wood to prevent weathering
  • Use proper finish such as semitransparent penetrating oil-based stains
  • Use proper installation methods

Slate shingles are also a very suitable and popular roofing choice. The principal difference between slate and other stones is the natural cleavage make-up of the slate. This allows it to be split in one direction into sheets of various thicknesses. It is cut and trimmed mostly by hand labor into the required sizes and thicknesses. Slate used for roofing is made of dense, durable rock that is fire, storm and wind resistant.

No matter what type of roof you desire, East Coast Roofing will educate you about your options, maintenance requirements, prices, etc. As always, East Coast Roofing will guarantee a perfect installation of your roof.