Forum Title: 14 Different Kinds of Roofing on one Special Street ‚Roofing Diversity in America!
I wrote this for a homeowner blog I am doing along with posting 14 pictures ? It took a few hours to post the photos so I was too tired to do it again. But I liked what I wrote so I thought I would share. I have a habit, like many of you, that I look at roofs when I am driving down the street. For the last 10 years I have been driving down this street, about six blocks long, and it has almost every kind of residential roofing materials represented on the homes that line That'street. For 10 years I have been saying I need to take photos of the different roofs and Saturday was that day. I literally stood on an intersection and there were 4 entirely different kinds of products on all 4 corners. Stone coated steel, concrete tile, old simulated shakes and dimensional shingles. The only product NOT on this street was real slate or copper roofing. This street is pretty rare I think. Most neighborhoods pretty much stick to all the same kind of products. Entire states are bound to put on what is available to them which is primarily composition shingles, (AKA Comp, dimensional shingles, fiberglass shingles, organic shingles, architectural shingles, laminated shingles, laminates, 3-tabs, t-locks ‚?? all these are different types of roofing shingles but fall into the same basic category). Parts of the Northwest have a lot of wood shakes and shingles, Northeast more slate. The Southwest has housing tracks galore of concrete tile. Historical Buildings and churches across the country usually have real clay tile. And to really single out a town, Key West has all white metal roofs, which has some historical significance that I have forgotten. Just think my special street is a melting pot of American Roofing. With few exceptions most of our residential roofing materials are all manufactured here in the United States. We get some slate out of china, some clay tile out of Mexico and some shakes out of Canada. Who knows where the asphalt for shingles comes from, but We'refine it here. Most of what we use for our roofs is mined here. Our slate, clay, granules, sand and metal components.
Post By: CECIL COHEN (Nashua, NH), 03/04/2018