Our Albuquerque roofing contractors install, repair, and replace all types of roofing systems. Learn more about common roofing systems in New Mexico below.
Types of roofing systems we do:
Low slope roofs are commonly found on commercial and industrial properties. Rather than using a steep slope to encourage water to flow away from the structure and rather than water gathering in low spots, a flat roof uses other methods to encourage drainage. While low slope roofs have limited material options as shingles and tiles cannot be used, they do offer improved heating and cooling, lower maintenance, and lower installation costs.
Steep Slope Roofs
Most New Mexico homes have a steep slope roof. Steep slope roofs offer several advantages. The slope encourages water to drain away from the home to prevent standing water on the roof. The slope also allows for a greater variety of roofing materials like asphalt or composite shingles, wood shakes or shingles, and clay or concrete tiles. While steep slope roofs cost more to install than low slope roofs, they also offer faster water runoff, a lower risk of mold and mildew, and a longer lifespan.
Metal roofs are popular with both residential and commercial properties. A metal roof is easy to install, requires almost no maintenance, and can last 70 years or longer. While metal roofs are not as affordable as shingles, they are more cost-effective in the long run considering their lifespan and very minimal maintenance needs. Metal is also lightweight to put less stress on the structure of the home and eco-friendly as they can be made of recycled materials and recycled later.
Tile roofs are a very common sight in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Roof tiles can be made with concrete or clay, each offering unique advantages. Regardless of which you choose, roof tiles are available in a huge array of styles, colors, and patterns. Along with the traditional Spanish barrel-style tiles, tile roofs can even look like wood shakes or slate. Tile roofs are more expensive than shingles up-front although they have a lower cost over their life because they can last for 75 to more than 100 years.
Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs
Wood shingles and shakes are a popular choice for rustic homes. Most wood shingle roofs are made from beautiful cedar which is very long-lasting and energy efficient. A wood shingle or shake roof can reduce your cooling costs in the summer and last up to 50 years.
Composite Shingle Roofs
Composite shingles account for nearly 85% of all residential roofs in the United States. These shingles come in three main types: 3-tab, laminate, and architectural. Each style offers advantages. 3-tab composite shingles are the most affordable roofing material today and may last anywhere from 20 to 30 years. Laminate shingles can last up to 50 years while architectural shingles may have a lifetime warranty.