Our Roofing Services
Anchor Roofing offers a variety of roofing styles for you to consider.
At Anchor Roofing, we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of styles and materials to meet the needs of all of our customers. Here are some of our offerings:
- Shingles. As the most common material in residential roofing, shingles come in a wide variety of styles, materials ranging from composition to wood, and lives ranging from 20- to Limited Lifetime.
- Composition. Otherwise known as asphalt shingles, this tends to be one of the least expensive roofing material options and is good for most styles of roof pitches. Each shingle’s base is placed between two layers of asphalt, making them durable and easy to repair. A typical shingle features weather-resistant mineral granules on one side and a heat-activated self-seal strip on the other side. Composition shingles can last 20 to 30 years.
- Wood shingles. Although they are a more expensive option, wood shingles give a home a natural look, strong protection, and worthwhile energy benefits. Wood shingles have a uniform appearance because they are sawn on both sides; these shingles work best on steep-pitched roofs with good water run off. If properly maintained, wood shingles can last 30 to 40 years.
- Metal roofing. This option falls in the middle of the price spectrum, as it tends to be more expensive than composition roofing but less expensive than slate or tile. Metal roofing is available in two main styles, but most homes use the screwdown method with exposed fasteners. You can also upgrade to the standing seam, which is made of coated steel, copper, aluminum, or recycled metal and has concealed features. Both styles are energy efficient, durable, fire retardant, and have almost no maintenance costs. You can also choose your style with metal that is designed to look like tiles, shingles, or shakes, or just simple metal panels; this roofing option is good for both pitched and flat roofs. When properly installed and maintained, metal roofs can last 40 years or more.
- Concrete roofing. This option is incredibly durable, but the building must be able to withstand the heavy weight of the materials. Concrete tiles can be made to look like slate, clay, or wood and are made of sand, cement, and water. They come in two varieties: standard and lighter weight. Although concrete tiles are less expensive than clay tiles, they still require the same level of expertise to install. Concrete roofs are rot and water resistant and typically come with a top-class fire roofing. They aren’t recommended for steep-pitched roofs.
- Clay tile roofing. A more expensive option, clay tile roofing requires costly materials and a more labor-intensive installation. These tiles are higher quality than concrete but still come in a wide variety of colors and styles. Clay tiles are incredibly fragile and require careful installation and repairs, as well as a special underlayment to support the roof. However, they are also incredibly durable and can prevent against fire, rot, insects, and weather elements. They last at least 40 years and can even withstand the elements for up to 100 years.
- Flat roofing. This low-cost option is more common for commercial properties but can also be seen in residential patio roofs and decks. Flat roofs are built up with layers of roofing felt and hot tar or asphalt, either applied with a torch or a mop. Modified bitumen roofing increases the durability with an additional layer of fiberglass or polyester and a top layer of gravel. Hot mopped asphalt isn’t allowed everywhere because it contains high levels of air pollutants. A torch-applied flat roof is more common, but it typically lasts less than 10 years and is seen as a temporary fix rather than a long-term solution.