TYPES OF ROOFING SHINGLES (2 OF 5) Wood shingles. More expensive than asphalt, wood shingles are known to be more aesthetically appealing because of their natural appearance. If you choose a hard wood, such as cedar or redwood, the shingles should last at least 30 years and sometimes as long as 50 years. Visit http://www.Litespeedconstruction.com for more info

TYPES OF ROOFING SHINGLES OF Wood shingles. More expensive than asphalt, wood shingles are known to be more aesthetically appealing because of their natural appearance. If you choose a hard wood, such as cedar or redwood, the shingles should last at

Green roofs - Homeowners who want to "go green" on their rooftops have several options -- including some that literally are green. One way to have a more environmentally friendly roof is to choose roofing materials that reflect the sun's rays. Visit www.litespeedconstruction.com for more info

Sky Garden House by Guz Architects. Wierd, but I think it would be really nice to inhabit. It's also an interesting application of green roofs/roof gardens to a very modern, otherwise steel and concrete design.

Mansard Roof. This type of roof is made up of four slopes, two on each side of the home. The lower slope is a steeper, more vertical slope than the upper slope. The upper slope may or may not be visible from the ground. This French style of roof allows for additional living space or storage space at the top of the house. Visit www.litespeedconstruction.com for more info

Mansard Roof - Four slopes; 2 on each side, below is a steeper more vertical slope then above. Allows for more space at upper floor.

Saltbox. This is one of my favorite roof types just because it looks so interesting from the exterior. It is an asymmetrical long pitched roof with one short side and one very long side. Often times this results in a home that is one story in height on one side of the building and two stories on the other side. What a neat design! Visit www.litespeedconstruction.com for more info

This is one of my favorite roof types just because it looks so interesting from the exterior. It is an asymmetrical long pitched ro.

TYPES OF ROOFING SHINGLES (5 OF 5) Tile shingles. These shingles have a unique appearance characteristic of the Southwest states and colonial Spanish architecture. Tile shingles are some of the most expensive to purchase and install, but also are one of the longest lasting and durable materials on the market, lasting up to 80 years. Visit www.litespeedconstruction.com for more info

Tile roofs can be beneficial to all . But, as with most everything in life, tile roofing materials do come with their own set of benefits as well as draw backs.

Bonnet Roof. This type of room is similar to the pyramid roof or hip roof. The difference, as you can see here , is that two of the slides slope out an angle. The most common purpose for this is to cover a veranda or outdoor porch area. Visit www.litespeedconstruction.com for more info

Architecture In Formation - Matthew Bremer Architect - traditional - exterior - other metro - Architecture in Formation, P.

Hip Roof. This roof is very similar to the pyramid roof. The difference is that instead of coming to a point at the top the four sides meet at a ridge or a flat spot like we see here. This is architecturally more practical. Visit www.litespeedconstruction.com for more info

This roof is very similar to the pyramid roof. The difference is that instead of coming to a point at the top the four sides meet .

Metal roofs are becoming increasingly viable as metal shingles are low maintenance, light weight and more environmentally friendly. However, installation can be tricky and require a contractor with experience installing a metal roof. Metal shingles are also typically more expensive than other shingles. Visit www.litespeedconstruction.com for more info

Here, our metal roofing Louisa County experts demonstrate such advantages of metal roofs in a number of distinctive ways.

Pyramid Roof. As the name suggests, this is a type of roof that is shaped like a pyramid. We see it here on two different portions of this extravagant home. This type of roof is usually used either on small portions, like this, or on small structures such as a garage or pool house. Visit www.litespeedconstruction.com for more info

As the name suggests, this is a type of roof that is shaped like a pyramid. We see it here on two different portions of thi.

Flat roofs can require a great deal of maintenance. As the homeowner, you are responsible for ensuring it stays watertight. The roof must be cleaned regularly to prevent leaves and debris from clogging the drain. Also, the sun will gradually cause the roof to degrade.  Flat roofs are typically less expensive to install than sloped roofs. They may provide a safer option, as there is less chance of falling off when you are on top of the roof. Visit www.litespeedconstruction.com for more info

Spanish Bungalow - mediterranean - exterior - orange county - Shelley Gardea Not usually my style but I love this one.flat roof and all:)

TYPES OF ROOFING SHINGLES (4 OF 5)   - Slate shingles. This material is especially popular in the Northeastern portion of the United States because the slate from which the shingles are made is quarried there. These shingles are extremely durable, with a life span of up to 50 years. It's not uncommon to find old farmhouses that are leak-free and still have their original slate-shingled roofs. Visit www.litespeedconstruction.com for more info

Faux slate shingles made from recycled shingles. It is made up of recycled material from car tires – so it’s saving landfill space. And the shingles themselves are recyclable. The cost is comparable to real slate shingles.

TYPES OF ROOFING SHINGLES (1 OF 5) Asphalt shingles. Generally the most frequently used asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive. Three-tab asphalt shingles are thinner and slightly less expensive than laminated or architectural asphalt shingles. And though they tend to be less expensive, asphalt shingles have a relatively short life span of 20 to 30 years. Visit http://www.litespeedconstruction.com for more info

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