A modified bitumen roofing system uses asphalt, which is a traditional waterproofing medium, modified with atatic polypropylene, synthetic rubber, styrene butadiene styrene or other agents that form a uniform matrix to e... More »

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Builders use hot tar and gravel, modified bitumen, or a rubber membrane on homes with flat roofs. Homeowners can also pick a standing seam metal roof if they have a roof pitch of at least 1/4 inch per foot. More »

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Good materials for flat roofs are traditional hot tar and gravel, modified bitumen, ethylene propylene diene monomer and PVC. A built-up roof uses tar and gravel. This is an attractive and relatively inexpensive option, ... More »

For the construction of the roof itself, roofing rolls made of metal or asphalt are commonly used, as are shingles made of shake wood, asphalt or rubber. Builders need additional wood and nails, including roofing nails, ... More »

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Builders use hot tar and gravel, modified bitumen, or a rubber membrane on homes with flat roofs. Homeowners can also pick a standing seam metal roof if they have a roof pitch of at least 1/4 inch per foot. More »

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Some residential roofing options include asphalt shingles, slate tiles and wood shingles. Other options include different types of metal shingles and tiles, ceramic tiles and cement. More »

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A fiberglass roofing shingle is a type of asphalt shingle made from fiberglass mats, and it is considered to be of a higher quality and durability than standard asphalt roofing materials. Fiberglass roofing shingles are ... More »

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