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Types of Roofing

Different Types of Roofing Materials Near Bloomfield, Granby, New London

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Whether you are installing a new roof on a new house or replacing an older roof that is no longer performing, there are many choices in terms of the types of roofing materials available. Some of the different options include asphalt shingles, wood shingles, and more.

Factors that determine what type of roofing is best include the slope and complexity of the roof, as well as the style of the house, the local climate, and the cost of different roofing options.

In Greater Connecticut, you can trust that Klaus Larsen Roofing will give you the best roofing options available.

Contact us today for your FREE Estimate. We provide quality roofing services, including roof replacement and installation in Granby, Bloomfield, New London, and the surrounding towns of Connecticut & Rhode Island!

Shingle Types

Wood shingles & shakes
Wood shingles & shakes

Wood shingles and shake roofs are beautiful, but expect more maintenance compared to an asphalt roof.

Wood shingles and shakes usually come from red, Alaskan yellow, or Eastern white cedar. These evergreens produce wood that is dimensionally stable and naturally resistant to rot and insect attack.

The main difference between shingles and shakes is that shakes are split from the log and have a rough, random texture; shingles have a smoother surface because they are sawed. A wood roof is more expensive and requires extra skill to install. For this reason, most people avoid installing this type of roof unless they are dealing with historic houses.

Asphalt & asphalt fiberglass shingles
Asphalt & asphalt fiberglass shingles

Manufacturers have created asphalt shingles that imitate the look of wood and slate.

Although these terms are used interchangeably, most roof shingles used today are technically known as asphalt fiberglass shingles. The fiberglass mat embedded in the shingle provides extra strength and resistance.

These asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing for sloped roofs because they're affordable, easy to install, durable, and available in a wide variety of colors. Premium grades of "laminated" asphalt fiberglass shingles are typically warrantied for up to 50 years.

Metal roofing
Metal Roof Installation in New London

ProVia metal roofing comes in both slate, as featured in this image, and shake shingle styles.

The metal roofing from Klaus Larsen LLC provides unmatched protection against the elements, withstanding harsh weather, including wind speeds of up to 180 mph. We install ProVia metal roofing, which is certified to be installed in hurricane zones and ensures superior strength over other roofing materials, meeting or exceeding stringent industry standards for hail, wind, rain, and corrosion.

Plus, metal roofs allow you to save money and conserve energy. And with ProVia, you can mimic the look of other roofing types without dealing with the disadvantages, including metal shake shingles and slate roofing. They also Come with a transferable limited lifetime warranty and are built to last 50+ years!

Energy-efficient shingles
Energy Efficient Shingle Roofing in Simsbury

Energy-efficient shingles reflect heat, saving you money on cooling costs and creating a more comfortable home!

Attic temperatures can climb as high as 140 degrees in summer. While home insulation helps slow the movement of heat inside the house, energy-efficient shingles stop it from entering by reflecting UV rays instead of absorbing them like other roofing types. The interior stays cool and comfortable — plus, you save money on your cooling costs!

"Cool" roof shingles are so popular that ENERGY STAR® established performance standards to ensure homeowners get the most out of their roofing system. That's why we install ENERGY STAR cool roof shingles! You can choose from different colors and tones to match your style best.

Choosing the right roofer is just as important as using quality materials.

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