Slate & Tile
Slate has historically been proven to be one of the most enduring and beautiful roofing products and when properly installed and flashed, these roofing systems can last for more than 100 years. The metal flashings and bases of these roofs must be properly formed and fitted, as poor installation can destroy the value of even the most beautiful roof. Implementing a repair and maintenance program can dramatically extend the life of a slate or tile roof.
Commonly specified roofing systems for most commercial and industrial buildings are low slope roofing systems. These systems require strict attention to ensure longevity, and low maintenance. Since its founding in 1939, Ruff Roofers has applied all types including single-ply, built-up and modified bitumen to hundreds of buildings throughout Maryland and Washington D.C.
Beauty, durability, and low maintenance have made sheet metal one of most popular roofing systems. Metal roofing systems when properly installed are virtually maintenance free. Longevity is the hallmark of metal roofing systems, and when properly installed these systems are virtually maintenance free. Custom fabricated metal roofing can last for 100 years or longer. The fabrication and the installation of metal roofing is an art in itself, and when completed by an experienced contractor will provide the long term cost-effectiveness of sheet metal roofing systems.
Asphalt shingles are the most common shingle used for steep sloped or pitched roofs, primarily because they offer an economical and low maintenance alternative to the more costly although longer lasting slate, wood and tile roof systems. We offer owners a wide variety of shingle colors, designs and manufacturers from which to choose. Today’s asphalt shingles are either organic or fiberglass and the higher end architectural shingle adds increased dimension to the roof and can even mimic slate or cedar. Shingle roofs generally offer a 20-50 year warranty; however, like any other roofing system, quality installation will ensure a longer life.
Timeless, traditional and eco- friendly, cedar roof systems are long lasting and visually appealing. When installed properly and maintained they can last up to 50 years. Cedar shingles are perfect for any climate, because the make up of wood acts as a natural insulation keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Cedar shingles are more impact and wind resistant then most other forms of steep roofing, and when installed properly they can withstand up to 160 mph winds.