Types of Residential Roofs

At Kirberg, our team of roofing experts works with a wide variety of residential roof types. Discover how we take care of your home’s particular roof style.

Residential roofs come in many different shapes and sizes and each residential roof type has its own maintenance and roof repair needs. The types of roofing materials you choose also determine your roof’s overall lifespan. Let’s explore the different types of roof materials available to you when you partner with Kirberg Company.

Common Pitched Roof Materials

Pitched roofs are built on an angle, and the angle of elevation can vary greatly depending on the home’s surrounding environment. Homes in areas that receive heavy snowfall and precipitation need steeply sloped or pitched roofs to keep the houses from accumulating precipitation that could lead to water damage and roof leaks. Homes in drier climates can get away with flat roofs more often. Common residential pitched roof materials include:

  • Slate: Slate roofs are highly durable, and they can last for over 100 years when properly maintained. A slate roof can increase the value of your home and give it a unique look. Additionally, slate tile installation takes great skill and care to perform properly. Luckily, Kirberg’s skilled slate roofing craftsmen have installed many slate roofs since 1920, and our team can do the same for you.
  • Ceramic or clay tiles: These interlocking tiles are installed similarly. Both are suited to warm-weather climates, but we do install them in the St. Louis area, which experiences hot and cold weather extremes. Tile roofs are extremely durable, but you need to replace any cracked or broken tiles as soon as you spot them if you want to maximize their lifespan.
  • Asphalt shingles: These roofing shingles appear on the majority of homes, and Kirberg already works with them. They are easy to replace if they become damaged. Asphalt residential roofing shingles are also relatively inexpensive.
  • Wood shingles and shakes: More expensive and higher-maintenance than their asphalt cousins, these shingles and shakes still make for very attractive roof systems. Still, you need to clear debris from this roof type quickly and watch for moss growth on it.

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We also provide commercial roofing services, so if you need them along with our residential services, reach out Kirberg today.

Residential Flat Roof Materials

In addition to traditional pitched roofing services, we also offer residential low slope roofing and flat roofing services. Common flat roofing materials include:

  • Rolled roofing: This asphalt-based material is very inexpensive, and it’s designed for low-sloped roofs. Contact Kirberg to see if we can adapt your roof for a rolled roofing installation.
  • Built-up roofing (BUR): Built-up roofs are one of the oldest flat and low slope roofing materials, and they are also relatively inexpensive. They consist of gravel embedded within several layers of roofing felt. This roof type is well-suited for high roof traffic.
  • Roofing membranes: Single-ply roofing membranes have become popular for flat commercial roofs, but they can be used for flat residential roofs as well. They’re fastened together at their seams, and they reflect UV rays very well. TPO roofing membranes have grown quite popular since the 1980s because they are non-toxic, non-hazardous, and recyclable. TPO membranes also resist mold and mildew, and they reflect UV radiation to keep your building cool.
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Whether you need to replace your old roof or install a roof on a new home, you can call Kirberg today for all your residential roofing needs.

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