What are Roofing services?

Roof is the vital part of any house, office or a building. Installation, maintenance and repair of roof are the services that come under roofing services. It doesn’t matter that what type of roofing services you need, you should always hire a professional and experience roofer for this. Here are the types of job that are included in roofing services:

  • Roof installation
  • Emergency roof repair
  • General roof repair and services
  • Roof maintenance
  • Roof replacement and restoration

Commercial and industrial Roofing services:

Commercial roofing services include:

  • Government facilities
  • Office buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurant
  • Medical offices and many more

Residential Roofing services

Professional roofers must be experienced and trained in roofing all types of roofs for residential roofing that includes:

  • Asphalt shingle roofs
  • Clay roofs
  • Flat roofs
  • Metal roofs
  • Tile roofs

Emergency Roofing services

Accidents, hurricane, fall of tree on the roof, wind gusts can damage the roof and you require emergency services to protect your home. No matter what the emergency is, there are many experts that can help you in your crucial time with emergency securing services. They protect and cover the roof so they can protect your house with the best possible solution.

How much does a new Roof cost?

Average cost of new roof may vary. It can typically cost about $5,100 to $10,000 for the installation of new roof. But replacement of new cost can be low as $1,200 and high as $30,000. There are companies that charge per square foot and ranges from $3.50 to $5.00. But the average size of a roof is 1,700 square feet but it can be 3,000 square feet in some cases. Cost of roofing services depend upon different factors that are size in square feet and material used in the roofing services and many more. If you use low quality material for your roofing it might cost you less but need for repair and reinstalling will increase due to low quality of material. Be sure before hiring the professionals and check for the companies with good material quality and professionalism.

Different types of material used for Roofing (1)

Here are the nine types of roofing materials that are used in the installing and repairing of roofing:

Solar tiles

Existing shingles can be integrated and they generate about one kilowatt of energy per hundred square feet. They are best for sunny roofs and homeowners usually prefer it. But they cost higher than other traditional options available.

Asphalt shingles:

They are the most effective roofing material in every environment and they are mostly used roofing material in the America. Quality of asphalt shingles may vary. So ask before buying them whether they pass the durability test and wind test. They have usually low cost and about after 20 years you need to replace them.

Metal Roofing:

They come in the form of vertical plates that resemble the slate and tile. They are resistant to high wind, heavy snow and rain. They are light weighted roofing and they can be installed even on the existing roof. Due to its metal quality it can be noisy during heavy rain fall or rainstorm. They cost from $5 to $12 per square feet and it depends on the type and design of metal roof you need to buy.

Stone coated steel:

These panels of stone coated steel mimic slate, clay and shingles m. They are resistant to heavy rain, wind, freeze thaw and up-lifts. They are best choice for are that are mostly wet or surrounded by heavy wind also areas that are are prone to wildfire. They are guaranteed for lifetime.


These types of roofing can last for several years. They won’t burn. They are waterproof and have resistance for molds and fungus. They are expensive but provide best protection in wet climate areas. These are heavy but can be easily broken when anyone stepped on so they are not a good choice for areas having heavy hail.

Rubber Slate:

This type of roofing looks natural like found on Victorian homes. They can be cut with knife and fitted accordingly. They can last for several years as well but these can get damaged by walking on it or with heavy rains or especially hailing. Professionals and experts that can install rubber slate are very difficult to find.

Clay and concrete Tiles.

Such type of roofing can withstand hurricane and winds and even earthquakes sometimes. These are best for dry and warm climate. They require extra support to bear the weight. They are difficult to break when stepped on.

Green Roofs

Green roof made up of plant and improves the air quality, reduces the runoff water. With this home are insulted that will reduce heat islands. Life span of such roofing is forty years. Extra structural support is required by such type of roofing. Waterproofing, drainage and thermal insulation is needed by Green Roofs to last longer.

Built up roofing

Such types of roofing are heavy and they consist of many layers of asphalt, adhesive and topped with aggregate. Such type of roofing is best for extra traffic of foot. These roofing are nit smooth and it is very difficult to clean the roof when heavy snow. Such type of roofing becomes very sticky in summers. These built up roofing can last up to twenty to twenty five years.

Different types of roofs: (2)

Here are some types of Roofs:

Gable Roof

  • Easy to build
  • Shed water fall
  • Facilitates ventilation

Hip Roof:

  • Slightly difficult to build
  • It has four sides
  • Does not provide ventilation
  • Perform better in high wind areas


  • Mix of hip and gable roof
  • Has extra space
  • Provides natural light

Mansard Roof

  • French design that is difficult to build
  • It has 2 slopes within one on each side
  • The bottom slope is steeper
  • It can create extra space

Flat roof:

  • They are low sloped roofs
  • Not 100 percent flat
  • Have little slop so water can run off

Shed roof

  • Similar to flat
  • It has more pitch

Butterfly roof

  • It has a plenty of light and ventilation
  • Drainage problem

Gambrel roof

  • Also called barn roof
  • Provides headroom in attic

Dormer roof

  • It is a window and a roof
  • Provides light to headroom

M shaped

  • It is a double of gable roof
  • Has two sloped sides that meet in the mid and has corresponding slopes on each side.


  1. https://www.nationwide.com/lc/resources/home/articles/types-of-roofing
  2. https://www.cupapizarras.com/int/news/10-types-of-roofs/