Metal Roofing,Cement Tile, Wood Shingle, Wood Shakes, and Hurricane Proof Rooing & Roof Systems


Tile Roof Systems

Solar panel in cement roof tiles from ItalyInvisible innovation--Tegolasolare--From Italy comes a really remarkable new cement tile roof system ath incorporates hidden solar panels into the low profile roof tiles. They have combined tradition and modernity to develop a roofing tile made from a spray-dried ceramic mix. Using photovoltaic cell technology with the aid of an exclusive patented system, the Area Industrie Ceramiche tile is transformed into a genuine source of clean energy. With no added solar panel structures to create eyesores, the guaranteed outcome is the perfect integration of the solar power system into the roof of the building. A simple, innovative solution, for use on roofs of all kinds, even those subject to the constraints of the standards and building regulations in historic districts.

The main feature of "Tegolasolare" is the perfect integration of the solar power system into the architecture of the building’s roof.

The idea provides a link between past and future: with the aid of the latest photovoltaic solar power generation technologies, we have updated the concept of the roofing tile, with its proven stability assured by its simple but convenient mounting system, improving its composition and transforming it into a source of clean energy. Each "Tegolasolare" tile incorporates a portion of the overall solar power system, creating a completely integrated whole. Perfect solution. Tegolssolare Roof System

The Tile Man antique roof tilesThe Tile Man specializes in matching clay or slate roofing material on homes or buildings of historical significance. They specialize in specialize in Vintage Clay Tile and Salvaged, Recycled Vintage Clay Tile or Slate. In their New Products Division they offer hard surface roofing materials from around the world. Each line has been selected for both product excellence and monetary value. The line of Concrete Tile they have chosen is superb! They have three generations of knowledge in design, identification, manufacture and application waiting to serve you in your clay tile and other hard surface roofing needs. They will provide you with samples of their tiles to help you can make important roofing decisions with confidence in your choice of color, size and style. The Tile Man is located in the Louisburg NC, area. What an excellent website--they even offer articles written by Colonel Charles L. McGee (1902 - 1989) for the publication The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer during the years 1947 - 1950. Each article is illustrated with photos or sketches. Since clay tile itself is an ancient product - the information pertaining to tile roofing and its application are timeless.

Millenniun stainsless steel roof tiles.Millennium Tiles makes the world's first permanently-colored, stainless steel roofing tile combining extreme durability with design versatility. The tiles are available in rich colors for everything from avant-garde art museums to classic country estates. Stainless steel is the strongest roofing material available. It offers extreme corrosive resistance and has a life expectancy in excess of 1000 years. Stainless steel does not require installation clips.
It can be colored with a prismatic process and is not susceptible to UV damage.
Stainless steel weighs far less than traditional roofing materials and is 100% recycleable. Millennium Tiles™ contain, on average, 75% plus recycled stainless steel and can be recycled if ever removed. In certain cases, they can also be applied over existing asphalt.

Clay roof tile from HansonHanson Roof Tile---Hanson Roof Tile, the second largest manufacturer of concrete roof tile in the United States, producing from six plants located in California, Arizona and Florida, is committed to supplying quality concrete roof tile in a multitude of sizes and colors for single and multi-family developments, custom homes, and re-roofing applications. They make concrete roof tile to look like weathered shakes and slate as well as Southwestern look fired clay tile. Hanson also makes
Roman Pan---a line of authentic looking Italian terra cotta roof tiles. Manufacturing locations for the Roman Pan line include Arizona, California, and Texas.

Tampko Lamarite Slate composite roof tileLamarite Slate Composite Shingles--a division of Tamco--this roofing offers the natural beauty of slate with superior performance. The shingles are listed for U.L. Class A fire resistance and Class 4 impact resistance. They come with a 50 year limited warranty. Lamarite Slate Shingles are available in 3 widths. 

Vande Hay roof tile and slateVande Hey Raleigh Roof Tile manufactures concrete and slate roof tiles. Their exclusive, custom handcrafted roof tiles grace historical buildings, stately homes and office developments. All of their roofing tiles are custom-crafted tiles, and created with a blend of old-world tradition and new-world innovation. You can recapture the architectural magnificence of a bygone era with Modern Slate's classic smooth-surface roof tile. Its clean, uniform edges and straight, regular butts have made this rugged beauty a classic choice to recreate the historic appeal of natural slate roofs. Vande Hey Raleigh has reinterpreted the weatherworn, storied appeal of this classic tile in a rich palette of colors, sequences and textures to add ageless elegance to any roof. The wood-like appeal of Shake roof tile makes it a natural choice to recreate the charm of turn-of-the-century America. Shake roof tile richly replicates the natural beauty of a real wood shake with its rough-hewn top surface, ragged edges and rugged butts, but with the peace of mind of a Class-A fire rating. Each custom-crafted tile is raked in even strokes or brushed in an uneven pattern to impart the natural depth, distinction and shadows of real wood. Shake tile is often laid in a staggered pattern, a technique perfected by Vande Hey Raleigh. Staggered patterns are available for other flat tile styles, such as Slate, Brushed and Cotswold Stone. Another choice, the Riviera's striking beveled surface recalls the sun-baked simplicity of Mediterranean roof tile. English Shingles add simple elegance to any style of roof, either as an accessory piece or to give historic authenticity to an entire roof. These small tiles can be custom-sized to complement reroofs and additions, add aesthetic appeal to small areas over bowed windows, or can be used as siding on dormers. Their smaller size also makes them a stunning choice to recreate the roofs that once distinguished homes in 1920s America. Like all Vande Hey Raleigh roof tiles, each of these hand-tooled treasures can be created in a choice of smooth or custom-crafted surface textures.

Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs

Generally speaking, shingles are sawn and shakes are split. This gives shingles a relatively smooth surface while shakes have a natural grain, textured look. Cedar has proven itself in extraordinary weather situations, including heavy snow and hail areas. Cedar roofing material is very resistant to hail damage. Even hail depressions will recover without affecting the service life of the roof, thanks to the wood fibers' natural resiliency. Cedar roofing is extremely resistant to heavy winds. Cedar roofs have withstood wind tests in excess of 130 miles per hour without damage. Cedar is the natural roof that "man made" roofing materials try to imitate. It has an exceptions strength-to-weight ratio, minimal expansion and contraction from changes in moisture content or temperature. It is highly impermeable to liquids. And, cedar keeps its beauty and protective abilities with very little maintenance. Consider the fact that out of these products, wood is incredibly strong, extremely
durable, the most energy conserving and the only material that is 100%
reusable, recyclable and biodegradable.

watkins cedar roof shinglesWatkins Cedar Roof Products offers the beauty of premium Western Red Cedar Shakes & Shingles, carefully selected and milled to exacting standards...

Metal Roofs

Fabral Metal RoofingFabral is one of the premier suppliers of metal roofing and siding for agricultural, post frame, architectural, industrial, commercial and residential applications. They manufacturer 30 different profiles and a wide variety of popular finishes and materials including galvanized steel, galvalume, aluminum and copper give Fabral one of the most extensive product lines in the industry. With eight manufacturing facilities nationwide. Fabral's Alu-Loc looks like old fashioned roofing. The 28-gauge metal roof is available in ten colors, including shades of burgundy, green, brown and gray, as well as brights like caribbean blue, white, yellow and red. The roof is warranteed for 30 years, and is guaranteed not to fade or chalk for 25 years. According to Fabral, Alu-Luc's superior color retention is achieved by a technology that applies several layers of protective resin coatings.  Fabral makes standing seam metal roofs with panels that clip one over the end of the other. The 5 V roof panels lap over each other and can be attached t the decking with color matched screws or nails. The Fabral website has great installation info in layman's terms.

Peterson Metal RoofingPac-Clad , Peterson Roofing makes both aluminum roofing and steel roofing.
The Peterson Roofing website offers a good presentation that provides a general overview of: the environmental impact of buildings, the practice of green design, how metal roofing can save energy, and a few leading government programs. They define green roofing as design and construction practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment and occupants in five broad areas. The whole concept of green roof is fully explained. The metal roofing that they manufacturer is available in several roofing systems. Some people refer to this type of metal roofing as corrugated roofing or tin roof. Several styles are standing seam metal roofing. ‘R' Panel is a great roof for hurricane regions. Our R panel roof with color matched screws on 2 foot centers withstood a direct hit from Hurricane Ivan with absolutely no damage at all while house all around us went to pieces. The R panel roofing system is also not very expensive. This exposed fastener utility panel is also excellent for use on walls, equipment screens and parapet wall applications. Petersen Aluminum has added an additional coverage area of 5 inches over the conventional ‘R' panel to improve upon the efficiency of installation of this panel. You can get both roofing types as an aluminum roofing or steel roofing. The installation of R panels roofing is not difficult like standing seam roofing can be. The M panel is similar. Peterson Roofing does a good job of explaining their different types of metal roofing systems.

Steelmasters curved metal roofingSteel Masters--Both structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing, the SteelMaster® Roofing System is an excellent addition for your building. From the Romans to the modern era of civilization the arch has been an engineering and architectural marvel. From a sound covering to an architecturally designed complex roofing system, Steelmaster® will be on top of it. Self
supported, corrugated panels simply bolt together framing long lasting weather protection by SteelMaster®. If you are interested in unique architecture with curved steel roof seactons, check out this site. Your SteelMaster® Building Kit includes all the components necessary to erect a garage, a barn, a warehouse or a building for almost any purpose! These components are made to precise standards of accuracy for easy assembly with pre-drilled holes and bolts as the only required fasteners for construction. The prefabricated kit will be delivered directly to your building site. One beach house in Orange Beach, Alabama with a curved steel roof came through Hurricane Ivan very well w/ no roof damage while houses all around them were destroyed.

Allmet Duraroc metal roofing tilesDuraloc, now called AllMet-- is North America's Original Manufacturer of Granular Coated Metal Roofing. They make Steel roofing to look like Tile, Slate, Shake, & Shingles. The concept of granular coated steel roofing materials was developed over 50 years ago in England as the British used tar and sand to camouflage the galvanized bunkers from the German pilots during W.W.II. Following the war the concept migrated to New Zealand where granular coated roofing was used to address the harsh force winds and blazing summer sun. The Classic I, by Dura-Loc offers homeowners and architects a true European style theme. The website has a photo gallery of homes using this Canadian made roofing. Allmet Roofing Products are guaranteed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty, 120 mph wind warranty and a 2.5” Hail Stone Warranty. All of the products maintain a Class A Fire Rating, meaning Allmet Roofing Products perform well against severe fire exposure as they are non-combustible they will not burn.

Metal roofing tilesCustom-Bilt Metals, in an agreement with Vail Metals Systems, is licensed to manufacture, market, and sell one of the industry's most recognized metal roofing shingle product, which includes choices of copper, and painted steel and aluminum. Many people love thelook of an aged copper roof. Custom-Bilt Metals makes Vail Copper Roofing Shingles, Copper Standing Seam Vertical Panels. The Country Manor Shakes provide the beauty, protection, and long-term value of a metal roof with the rich, inviting beauty of hand-split cedar shakes, Country Manor Shakes will enhance your home in ways you never thought were possible. With a weight of less than 50 pounds per 100 square feet, it is roughly 30 times lighter than the average concrete tile roof. These aluminum roof shakes do not pose the dangerous "cave-in" threat that heavy tile roofs. Vail Titan Select Shingles provide the timeless shingle style and the durability of a metal roof. Heavy gauge metal construction ensures they can stand up to what nature dishes out. And they are available in a broad array of colors.

Metal Sales Company RoofingMetal Sales Roofing offers a complete line of roof, wall and facia panel systems for the commercial, industrial, architectural, agricultural, and residential markets ­ new construction or re-roofing.
Their steel panels are available in over 75 profiles, with a wide selection of widths, colors and gauges. The roofing system structural components also come in various shapes, sizes, and gauges and will fit most types of post frame, retrofit, and steel building applications. All Metal Sales panels and components come with up to 30-year limited warranties. The Metal Sales website has information on the many advantages a metal roof can offer your home or business. A properly installed metal roofing system is virtually maintenance free over the life of the roof. Metal roofing can be installed over the top of existing roofs, bringing significant savings in time and labor in addition to eliminating the growing disposal problem associated with shingles. Metal roofing does not warp, split or crack and is impervious to mildew, rot, termites and pests. Properly installed metal roofing systems will withstand inclement weather (high winds, hail, snow and rain) better than any other roofing material. Most metal roofing systems carry fire ratings that can reduce the homeowner's overall insurance rate. Metal roofing weighs from 1/10th to 1/2 as much as competing materials, translating to lower transportation costs as well as construction costs. Metal Sales offers six types of Residential Roofing Panels.

Industrial Strength ! Dofasco's RoofsteelTM, used for steel roofing, comes with a 20 year warranty. RoofsteelTM is a prepainted GalvalumeTM product guaranteed not to fail structurally, perforate or rupture within 20 years, given normal ecological standards, unlike alternate methods of roofing. Contrary to popular belief, steel roofing is just as quiet as other roofing materials during rainstorms. When replacing a roof, steel can be applied directly overtop of the existing product, usually with very little additional support. Steel roofs are not susceptible to air-borne sparks from nearby fireplaces. A variety of attractive colors and patterns are available to suit your building needs. Dofasco makes the steel material products and can lead you to a roofing supplier.

Industrial Strength ! Stevens Roofing--Now Dow Roofing Systems--offers TPO, PVC and Hypalon® Roofing Systems for Commercial, Industrial, Institutional and Specialty Applications. These reflective "cool roof" materials can save you money. Their roof systems have been used on stadiums and commercial applications. You can get a free video or CD from GAF Residential Roofing. Founded in 1886, GAF Materials Corporation has grown to be North America's largest roofing manufacturer (currently over $1.6 billion in sales) The website used to offer 5 classes of shingles for residential homes.  Not sure they still make shingles. See if you can locate what is available in each price range, from the rugged beauty of real wood shakes—(and safer because they're UL Class A Fire Rated) to shingles that look like slate!

Hurricane Proof Roof Systems

HPRS Corporation has a patent pending insulated concrete roof able to withstand Category 5 hurricanes and offers unlimited sloped roof designs which look just as any other roof would look, with various exterior and interior finishes. The HPRS roof system was developed in 1992, shortly after hurricane Andrew, as a solution to the mass destruction experienced with conventional wood truss roofs. This system can be used for both new or existing homes and commercial property. Since then, HPRS Corporation has done a number of projects in the South Florida area. Contrary to past concrete roofs, HPRS roofs are less expensive to price competitive with traditional concrete roofs on new construction. HPRS can also retro-fit existing homes whose roofs have suffered from hurricane damage, by tying in the concrete roof into the existing walls encapsulating the existing shell, thus minimizing the existing inconvenience to the occupant. The HPRS concrete roofing system is a patent pending design and method that provides ultimate resistance and protection against hurricanes, fire and pests. The system consists of a series of self supported insulation panels which provide a stay in place formwork for the solid concrete roof slab and offers a simple, efficient, and affordable solution for both existing and new homes. The HPRS roof incorporates monolithic construction that actually improves the rigidity of the structure and eliminates the usual roofing problems associated with leaky connections and joints. The solid concrete construction is resistant to wind speeds exceeding 160 mph, it is not affected by termites, and will not burn. The partners claim such a roof is 30 percent to 40 percent more energy-efficient than a traditional roof. 
Cost of a concrete roof ranges from $13 per square foot for new construction to $20 per square foot for retrofitting an existing home. In comparison, a metal roof costs $7 to $10 a square foot (2007). (website is down, may be gone ) 


Thatch Roofing

Thatched Roofing Synthetic ThatchEndureed Premium Thatch Roofing.---Manufacturers of the highest quality Synthetic Thatch
Roofing Material.  Class 'A' Fire Rated, and wind resistant to 140mph+!    Beautiful, durable material not subject to rot, mold, or infestation by insects or other pests. You have GOT to SEE this product !! Way cool, get a Bali or Old English look with modern materials.

ABC is your one-stop shop for quality roofing materials at competitive prices. They offer a broad selection of brands and products, including roofing materials and accessories for both low and steep slope applications. Every ABC branch has access to additional products not currently in its inventories. If you don't see what you're looking for, ask. They will locate it for you. The carry CertainTeed Roofing , The Clarke Group Cedar products, Watkins Sawmills
Cedar products, Edco Cedar products, Elk Corporation Premium residential roofing products, GAF Materials Corporation
Residential and commercial roofing products, Hanson Concrete Tile Concrete roof tile (avoid this in hurrican zones), Henry/Monsey Premium roofing products, cements and coatings, Malarkey Roofing Company Residential and commercial roofing products, MetalWorksAstonWood and other brands of steel shingles, MonierLife tile
Concrete roof tile, Owens Corning Residential roofing, siding, sheathing, asphalt, Recon Building
Products/Fire FreeFire Free and Quantum brands of composite roofing products, SteadfastCedar products, Tamko Roofing Products Residential and commercial roofing products, and Vande Hey Raleigh (an ABC brand) Custom tile and roofing systems.

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