Roofing Products

Choosing the right roof for your home does not have to be an overwhelming decision.  However, with so many good roofing choices available today, cost alone will not determine quality. There are dozens of roofing products on the market today and Haider Construction will detail and explain the options available. Following here is a brief summary of the types of roofing products you may consider for your roof. Please complete our Free Roof Estimate form to receive a complimentary estimate from a Haider Roofing Expert.

 roofing products - cedar Cedar Shake or Shingles – Cedar shakes have always been the premium roofing material for finer homes. As a result, homes roofed with cedar can command a premium price. Cedar products come as hand sawn or split variations and in different thickness. While cedar is a durable and aesthetically very beautiful product, skilled installation and workmanship is required or the roof can fail in 5-8 years. Haider Construction has extensive experience in applying cedar roofs and we can detail for you the options available for wood treatment and maintenance to achieve the longest possible duration for your cedar roof.
Composition – Composition roofing products are an assortment of architectural and premium grade composition products in wide variety of colors. Composition shingles are the most popular roofing product in the Pacific Northwest. With the advent of designer shingles, composition is no longer considered a low budget roof. It has evolved into hundreds of styles and colors to match any architecture or budget. Thicker, richer and longer lasting shingles mean more choices for the consumer. If the original roof layer is very flat and even, then new composition roofing can be added over one and in some cases two layers of existing roof. A recommendation to tear off the existing layers may be made if we believe a the original roof will compromise the new materials.  roofing products - composition
 roofing products - metal Metal – Metal roof systems are increasingly popular with residential and corporate customers in part because of their improved quality, but also as alternative to traditional flat roof materials. Metal roofs are also manufactured in a great spectrum of colors. These roofs provide a very modern architectural look with clean lines. Easily maintained, they are a popular choice for people who live in forested areas where debris from trees, moss or heavy snowfall may require more roof care.
Tile – Clay or concrete tile is a very durable roofing material. Mission and Spanish-style round-topped tiles are used widely in the Southwest and Florida, and flat styles also are available to create French and English looks. Tile is available in a variety of colors and finishes. Tile is quite heavy so if you are replacing another type of roof system with tile, you will need to verify that the structure can support the load. In neighborhoods where local covenants required the use of cedar shake, concrete and concrete composite tile products have become an acceptable alternative.  roofing products - tile
 roofing products - slate Slate – is quarried in the United States in Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. China also provides some excellent quality slate products. Slate is available in different colors and grades, depending on its origin. Considered virtually indestructible, it is, however, more expensive than other roofing materials. In addition, its application requires special skill and experience.
Flat Roof Systems – A flat roof is a roof with a low slope of less then 2/12 pitch. Typically, these roofs are covered with a hot tar or “torch down” material. Ventilation and flashing details are important features in successful flat roofing systems.  roofing products - flat roof systems
 roofing products - gutters Continuous Gutters and Downspouts – Proper drainage is essential in a reliable roof. We will evaluate your current gutters and downspouts and make recommendations for new ones if needed. Continuous aluminum gutters are the most reliable on the market today.
Ventilation – Haider Construction recommends a minimum of one square foot of venting for every 150 sq. ft. of ceiling space. Sufficient venting that is equally distributed will solve many of the ventilation needs we have in our wet, cool Northwestern climate.  roofing products - ventilation
 roofing products - skylights Skylights – Many of our customers install skylights in their new roofs as a way to add light, venting and value to their homes. We will be happy to discuss skylight options with you as part of your roofing project – an excellent way to take advantage of the labor costs already associated with installing a new roof.