Residential roofing typically refers to roofing materials used on a residence. But, these materials are not always used on homes; some of these materials and installation techniques are also used on apartments, condominiums, and even some commercial buildings.
The most common type of residential roofing is composition shingles – these are also known as asphalt shingles or fiberglass shingles. Over 90% of all single-family home installations in the Los Angeles area are composition shingles. They come in a large variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. They are cost-effective, light weight, and very durable. Ferguson & Melvin Co. has been installing composition shingles for several decades and is certified by the major manufacturers.
Shake is a very broad term used to describe a wide array of materials. Traditionally, wood shake was a very common roof in the Southern California area. But, with more stringent fire codes and newer quality materials now available, many alternatives now exist. These are usually made of light weight concrete or clay, as well as polymer formulations. Clay tile is another traditional roof material in our area – it has a rich tradition in California and has been used since the days of the Spanish Missions. Ferguson & Melvin Co. has installed hundreds of clay tile roofs with that ‘old world’ look. For a slightly more modern look, concrete tile is a viable alternative. Available in both standard and lightweight version, it offers a real alternative for those wanting that a more substantial look than composition shingle. For that rich look that only a Beverly Hills estate can convey, a traditional slate installation can’t be beat. With quarries all over the world, there is an endless variety to choose from – as long as price is not the main consideration, as it can get costly.
Any new roof on your home would not be complete without new rain gutters. Ferguson & Melvin Co. offers new seamless aluminum installation or custom galvanized or copper gutters using the full solder method. And don’t forget that proper attic ventilation is critical to getting that hot air and moisture out – most roof material manufacturers actually require it to maintain your warranty, and building code requires it, as well. Let us show you the latest in attic vents, ridge vents, or solar vents. To add flair to the look of your roof and light to those dark areas in your home, add some new skylites – we can show you a complete line of different styles and sizes that best fit your needs.
Tired of those increasing energy bills? Let install a solar system and take you off the grid! Whether you’re looking to keep yourself out of those top-tier rates or producing 100% of your own electricity, Ferguson & Melvin Co. can design a solar system that’s right for you. Ask your Ferguson & Melvin Co. representative for more information.
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