With a wide array of options, relative ease of installation and economical production, asphalt shingles are today’s most popular roofing material. There are many trusted U.S. and Canadian building-product manufacturers that market asphalt shingles, including GAF, CertainTeed and Owens Corning. Helwig Construction & Roofing trusts and stands behind these manufacturers. Not sure which manufacturer shingle is best for your home? We can help! With over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry, we can work side by side with the homeowner to select the perfect shingle, shingle color, texture and warranty that fits their budget and their home.
Residential metal roofing is most commonly made of steel. Rolls of 24- or 26-gauge steel sheets are given a metallic coating to prevent rust, followed by a baked-on paint finish. It is sometimes used for special features, such as the roof of a prominent bay window, gutters, and downspouts.
Steel roofing products are coated with either zinc (galvanized) or a mixture of aluminum and zinc (galvalume or zincalume). Of the two, galvalume offers the longest life. The coatings are offered in multiple thicknesses—the thicker the coating the longer the life, and the higher the cost.