Types of roofing

  • Asphalt shingles

    These shingles are the most popular with roofers and homeowners as they are durable and relatively inexpensive. Other benefits include the wide variety of colors and styles, ease of installation and suitability for a wide range of temperatures. Asphalt shingles also provide reliable waterproofing.
    Asphalt shingle roofs should last about 20 years on average, depending on whether you live in an area with intense sunlight or temperature extremes, which can reduce life span. You can purchase asphalt shingle roofs with a 50-year life expectancy and roofs made of materials like concrete tile, metal shingles, slate or other natural materials can last many years longer.

  • Slate and tile roof shingles

    Slate may be the answer if you are looking for a sophisticated roofing material for an upscale home. Advantages to slate include its natural appearance, fire resistance, invulnerability to rot, ease of maintenance and an expected life of 100 years. Slate is available in a variety of colors and styles.
    Disadvantages of slate tiles include their weight and cost, and the high degree of expertise needed for installation. Slate tiles are easily broken underfoot, complicating gutter cleaning and rooftop maintenance.
    Ceramic roofing tiles give a house character and are generally durable. Advances in the manufacturing process make the tiles resistant to fading. Ceramic tiles are fireproof, and quality tiles should last 50 to 70 years.

  • Metal roofing

    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.
    Still, maintenance during the winter months is especially agreeable to metal. Metal roofs feature a design that resists the buildup of water and ice, which can avoid potentially devastating damage. As a metal roof starts to lose its shine, repainting a roof is also an option as long as the roof's structural integrity is in good shape. It usually costs less to repaint than to replace it.

  • Flat roof

    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. They are usually easy to access and can allow you to achieve a certain visual appearance. Flat roofs are not for everyone. The coatings do not last a long time and the replacement cost of a flat roof can be high.

  • Copper roofs

    Copper roofs can last for hundreds of years. Copper roofing offers durability, ease of fabrication, lighter weight than some other roofing materials, can be curved, low maintenance, corrosion resistance, low thermal movement, lightning protection, radio frequency shielding, and are 100% recyclable.
    Copper roofs have a high initial cost but very long lifetime: tests on European copper roofs from the 18th Century showed that, in theory, copper roofs can last one thousand years.[5] Another advantage of copper roofing systems is that they are relatively easy to repair.

  • Wood shingles

    Wood shingles are thin, tapered pieces of wood primarily used to cover roofs and walls of buildings to protect them from the weather. Historically shingles were split from straight grained, knot free bolts of wood. Today shingles are mostly made by being cut which distinguishes them from shakes which are made by being split out of a bolt.
    Wooden shingle roofs were prevalent in the North American colonies (for example in the Cape-Cod-style house), while in central and southern Europe at the same time, thatch, slate and tile were the prevalent roofing materials.
    Wood shingles are susceptible to fire and cost more than other types of shingle so they are not as common today as in the past.

  • Gutters: Aluminum, Metal and Copper

    The importance of properly installed and maintained gutters can’t be stressed enough. Every house should have gutters, and in recent years building officials across the land have been recognizing this.
    Many municipalities around the country are now requiring gutters on all new residential construction. Here’s why rain gutters are so important:
    -Soil around the house is stabilized
    -Foundation problems can be avoided
    -Flooding under houses and in basements can be prevented
    -Water damage to siding can be prevented
    -Water staining on brick and stone masonry can be prevented
    -Settling and cracking of sidewalks, patios and driveways can be lessened
    -Exterior doors and garage overhead doors can be preserved

Testimonials

  • 05/05/2015
    Review by Robert E. in Danbury, CT
    Project: Install or Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof
    Comments: Quick to get back to you from start to finish.
    His crew does amazing work, very polite and competent.
    When they were done, you would never know that they were there except for the terrific work they did.
    I would not only recommend them I will hire them again.

  • 04/23/2010
    Review by Therese C. in Bethel, CT
    Project: Install or Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof
    Comments: Luis from LT Roofing was prompt with service and a pleasure to work with.
    His team of roofers did a fantastic job on my house. They did the work in the time frame they set in the beginning, the price was settled as quoted to us and they left the property spotless when they were done.

  • 04/23/2010
    Review by Therese C. in Bethel, CT
    Project: Install or Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof
    Comments: Luis from LT Roofing was prompt with service and a pleasure to work with.
    His team of roofers did a fantastic job on my house. They did the work in the time frame they set in the beginning, the price was settled as quoted to us and they left the property spotless when they were done.

  • 08/22/2009
    Review by Helen R. in Southbury, CT
    Project: Install or Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof
    Comments: Gerat to work with. Did a god job and was on time.

  • 05/05/2009
    Review by a Homeowner in Gaylordsville, CT.
    Project: Install or Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof
    Comments: We received a very good quote, very detailed with neccessary recommendations, which other companies had failed to do. Luis was very personable and friendly.
    The work was done on time, neatly and within budget.
    The crew cleaned up after themselves each night.
    I have maybe found 10 nails in my yard after a complete roof replacement job.
    When a screen window was lightly damaged, Luis quickly replaced it with no cost.

  • 02/09/2009
    Review by a Homeowner in Sherman, CT
    Project: Install or Replace Wood Shake or Composite Roofing
    Comments: they were pleasant easy to work with did what they said they would do.

  • 11/12/2008
    Review by a Homeowner in North Salem, NY
    Project: Repair a Wood Shake or Composite Roof
    Comments: His work was very good, he was professional.
    They stay all day to finished the whole roof the whole time they were there. Very happy.

  • 09/04/2008
    Review by Sheila G. in Danbury, CT.
    Project: Repair an Asphalt Shingle Roof
    Comments: Robert was a very nice person.
    He was here on time and gave me his point of view of

  • 01/02/2008
    Review by a Homeowner in New Milford, CT Project: Repair an Asphalt Shingle Roof
    Comments: I was pleased with workmanship, but had to insist on cleaning up after work was complete

  • 08/15/2007
    Review by Terry S. Project: Repair an Asphalt Shingle Roof
    Comments: They do excellent work.
    I can not say enough about the quality of the work that they do.
    They are the best. They do many wood roofs and shingle roofs.
    Their copper work is spectacular. The copper is made on the job and is beautiful.
    They are great craftsman. I highly recommend their work.

  • Bethel, CT
    Luis from LT Roofing was prompt with service and a pleasure to work with. His team of roofers did a fantastic job on my house.
    hey did the work in the time frame they set in the beginning, the price was settled as quoted to us and they left the property spotless when they were done.

  • —T.C. Southbury, CT.
    Great to work with. Did a god job and was on time.

  • J.R. Gaylordsville, CT.
    We received a very good quote, very detailed with necessary recommendations, which other companies had failed to doLuis was very personable and friendly.
    The work was done on time, neatly and within budget.
    The crew cleaned up after themselves each night.
    I have maybe found 10 nails in my yard after a complete roof replacement job.
    When a screen window was slightly damaged, Luis quickly replaced it with no cost to me.

  • J.L Sherman, C.T.
    “They were pleasant easy to work with did what they said they would do

  • M.S. North Salem, NY
    “His work was very good, he was professional.
    They stay all day to finished the whole roof the whole time they were there. Very happy

  • Bethel, CT
    Luis from LT Roofing was prompt with service and a pleasure to work with. His team of roofers did a fantastic job on my house.
    hey did the work in the time frame they set in the beginning, the price was settled as quoted to us and they left the property spotless when they were done.

  • A.M. Danbury, CT
    Luis was a very nice person. He was here on time and gave me his point of view of the problem.

  • New Milford, CT
    “I was pleased with workmanship, and they cleaned up after they finish.”

  • G.S.
    They do excellent work. I cannot say enough about the quality of the work that they do.
    They are the best. They do many wood roofs and shingle roofs.
    Their copper work is spectacular. The copper is made on the job and is beautiful.
    They are great craftsman. I highly recommend their work.”