Different Types of Roofs

Armadillo Roofing has the expertise to install all commercial and residential roof types to suit your specific needs.

Flat Roofs

Flat Roof

Any sheet of material used to cover a flat or low-pitched roof is usually known as a membrane and the primary purpose of these membranes is to waterproof the roof area. Materials that cover flat roofs typically allow the water to run off from a slight inclination or camber into a gutter system. Water from some flat roofs such as on garden sheds sometimes flows freely off the edge of a roof, though gutter systems are of advantage in keeping both walls and foundations dry. Gutters on smaller roofs often lead water directly onto the ground, or better, into a specially made soakaway. Gutters on larger roofs usually lead water into the rainwater drainage system of any built up area. Occasionally flat roofs though are designed to collect water in a pool, usually for aesthetic purposes, or for rainwater buffering.

Composition Roofs

Composition Roof

Roof shingles are a roof covering consisting of individual overlapping elements. These elements are typically flat rectangular shapes laid in rows from the bottom edge of the roof up, with each successive higher row overlapping the joints in the row below. Historically, at the roof ridge there was a cap consisting of copper or lead sheeting which in modern times has been replaced by shingles with a plastic underlay.

Shingles have been made of various materials such as wood, slate, asbestos-cement, bitumen-soaked paper covered with aggregate (asphalt shingle), composite or ceramic. Due to increased fire hazard, wood shingles and paper-based asphalt shingles have become less common than fiberglass-based asphalt shingles.

Shake Roofs

Shake Roof

A shake is a basic wooden shingle that is made from split logs. Shakes have traditionally been used for roofing and siding applications around the world. Higher grade shakes are typically used for roofing purposes, while the lower grades are used for siding purposes. In either situation, properly installed shakes provide long lasting weather protection and a rustic aesthetic, though they require more maintenance than some other more modern weatherproofing systems.

The term shake is sometimes used as a colloquialism for all wood shingles, though shingles are sawn rather than split.

Metal Roofs

Metal Roof

A metal roof, often referred to as a tin roof, is a roofing system made from metal pieces or tiles. It is a component of the building envelope.

Commercial Single-Ply Membranes

  • Commercial / Industrial / Restaurants
  • 10-25 year materials warranty from the manufacturer
  • Custom tapered systems
  • Reroofs and tear-offs
  • Cricket systems to help move standing water

Single Ply Membrane Roof

Residential Single-Ply Membranes

  • White roofs reflect about 85% of the heat your traditional roof would normally absorb
  • Skylight replacement available
  • Pattern laminate shingles available
  • Custom cap metal and edge metal
  • Roofing material is designed for ponding water and slow run-offs
  • Insulation available to help with winter heat bills
  • Lifetime materials warranty from the manufacturer
  • Transferable materials warranty available
  • Reroofs and tear-offs
  • Standard colors: white, tan and gray
  • Custom colors available

Deck Materials

  • Excellent for second story waterproof decks with living space below
  • ADA handicap approved
  • 10 year materials warranty
  • Standard colors: tan, gray
Deck Materials

Laminated Shingles

  • Many colors to choose from
  • Architectural design
  • 3-tab shingles also available
  • Algae resistance granule available
  • Reroofs and tear-offs
  • 30, 40 & 50 year limited manufacturers warranties available
Laminated Shingles

Green Technology

  • We design the tracking systems that solar panels sit on
  • We work with other contractors to coordinate solar panel installation
Green Technology