Roofing Products Comparison
One of the worst decisions a property owner can make when facing a roofing need is to choose the wrong product and/or the wrong roofing contractor. It is important that both choices are carefully considered before making a final decision. Roofing Force® has installed all types of roofing systems at over 4,000 homes in the Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Arkansas markets.
Most homes in America are roofed with asphalt shingles. While asphalt is a good roofing system, there are many other state-of-the-art roofing products to choose from. Many of these products offer greater curb appeal with increased home value while providing stronger protection and energy savings. How to install or fix, how often to replace, and how much a particular roof system or roof replacement costs is based on a number of factors including, slope, materials, underlayments, age, complexity, warranties, the number of existing roofing layers, etc. We understand that choosing the best roof for your circumstances can be challenging. Let one of our professional roofing specialists help. Contact us today for more information and a free estimate.
Stone Coated Steel
Steel core product that looks like Shake, Tile or Shingle.
Synthetic Polymer product that looks like Tile, Slate and Shake.
Manufactured product that looks like Tile, Slate and Shake.
Standing Seam & other vertical metal panels.
|Manufacturer||Unified Steel (Boral, Gerard) / DECRA / Varitile / Tilcor / Roser||DaVinci / Inspire / Brava||CertainTeed / GAF / Owens Corning / TAMKO / Malarkey||Newpoint (Westlake, Boral)||Various|
|Curb Appeal / Aesthetics||Excellent - Much better look than standard shingles.||Excellent - Looks like the real thing.||Good - Greatest variety of colors.||Excellent - Looks like the real thing.||Excellent - Specific look. Paint may eventually fade.|
|Lifespan||50+ Years||50+ Years||15-25 Years||50+ Years||50+ Years|
|Hail Resistance||Excellent||Excellent||Moderate - Often has to be replaced after a large hail storm.||Moderate - May be subject to breakage in high hail impact areas.||Good - denting may be more visible|
|Fire Resistance||Excellent||Excellent - Depending on system.||Moderate||Good||Excellent|
|Freeze/Thaw - Ice Dam Resistant||Excellent||Excellent||Moderate||Good||Excellent|
|Earthquake||Excellent - Provides added Shear Strength.||Excellent||Good||Poor||Excellent|
|Weight||Excellent - 1.5 lbs./sq-ft.||Excellent - 2.5-3.7 lbs./sq-ft.||Good - 3-4 lbs./sq-ft.||Poor - 6-15 lbs./sq-ft.||Excellent - 0.7-1.5 lbs./sq-ft.|
|Walkability||Moderate - Edges can be walked on but should be done with caution.||Good - Can be slippery.||Excellent||Poor||Good - Can be slippery.|
|Points To Consider||One of the least known but best products on the market.||Great looking at a fraction of the price and weight of real Slate/Shake.||Lowest cost but will need to be replaced the most often.||May require reinforced framing.||Better when thicker product is used (22 ga).|
Three-Tab Asphalt Shingles, and Traditional Tile, Slate and Wood Shake products were excluded from this comparison due to the superior cost/benefit advantages of modern roofing products. However, we aim to please all customers, and we are happy to install real wood shake, and traditional tile and slate products according to the customer's needs.
* Chart provides general comparison information. Refer to manufacturer literature and warranties for more complete information.