Types of Roofing

Different Types of Roofing Materials

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Whether you are installing a new roof on a new house or replacing an older roof that is no longer doing its job, there are many choices in terms of the types of roofing materials available. Some of the different options include asphalt shingles, rubber roofing, 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, local climate and the cost of different roofing options.

At Klaus Larsen LLC of Central and Eastern Connecticut, you can trust that you'll have the best roofing in no time!

Contact us today for your Free Estimate. We provide quality roofing services, including roof replacement and installation in West Hartford, Glastonbury, Manchester, and the surrounding areas of Connecticut!


Asphalt & asphalt fiberglass shingles

Asphalt 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 an extra measure of strength and tear resistance.

These 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 50 years.


Wood shingles & shakes

Wooden Shingles

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

Wood shingles and shakes usually come from red cedar, Alaskan yellow cedar 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're sawed. A wood roof is expensive, and requires extra skill to install. That's why most people avoid installing this type of roof unless they're dealing with an historic house.


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

Klaus Larsen LLC is a full-service roofing contractor, specializing in everything from new roof installations to total roof replacements. It doesn't matter what type of roofing system we are working with, we always ensure quality workmanship, excellent customer service and a long-lasting, durable roof over your head.

Our roofers work throughout the Central and Eastern Connecticut area, including Manchester, West Hartford, Glastonbury, Middletown, Bristol, Tolland, Glastonbury, East Hartford, Enfield, Groton and many parts of Connecticut. Call us at 1-844-640-9774 today to schedule an appointment for a roofing estimate.

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Klaus Larsen LLC
61 L Main St
Hebron, CT 06248
1-860-266-4004
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