Serving OH including the Greater Findlay area
Our Ohio Service Area
Cities in Allen County, OH
Bluffton
Delphos

Cities in Hancock County, OH
Arcadia
Arlington
Benton Ridge
Findlay
Jenera
Mc Comb
Mount Blanchard
Mount Cory
Rawson
Van Buren
Vanlue
Williamstown

Cities in Putnam County, OH
Belmore
Cloverdale
Columbus Grove
Continental
Dupont
Fort Jennings
Glandorf
Kalida
Leipsic
Miller City
Ottawa
Ottoville
Pandora
Vaughnsville

Cities in Sandusky County, OH
Burgoon
Fremont
Gibsonburg
Helena
Lindsey
Woodville

Cities in Seneca County, OH
Alvada
Attica
Bascom
Bettsville
Bloomville
Flat Rock
Fostoria
Green Springs
Kansas
Melmore
New Riegel
Old Fort
Republic
Tiffin

Cities in Wood County, OH
Bloomdale
Bowling Green
Bradner
Custar
Cygnet
Dunbridge
Grand Rapids
Haskins
Hoytville
Jerry City
Lemoyne
Luckey
Millbury
Milton Center
North Baltimore
Northwood
Pemberville
Perrysburg
Portage
Risingsun
Rossford
Rudolph
Stony Ridge
Tontogany
Walbridge
Wayne
West Millgrove
Weston

Cities in Wyandot County, OH
Carey
Upper Sandusky

Our Locations:

J. Alexander Roofing
865 S Main St
Findlay, OH 45840
1-419-434-9336
J. Alexander Roofing, Roofing Contractors, Findlay, OH
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Different Types of Roofing Materials

Our Roofing Services in Ohio

  • Roof repair & maintenance
  • Roof replacement
  • New roof installation
  • Gutter & downspout installation
  • Comprehensive roof inspections & estimates

Protect your Ohio home and preserve its value with a long-lasting roof

Whether you are installing a new roof on a new house or replacing an older roof that is no longer doing its job, there are many choices in terms of the types of roofing materials available. Some of the different options include asphalt shingles, tile roofing, metal roofing and more.

Factors that determine what type of roofing is best include the slope and complexity of the roof, as well as the style of the house, local climate and the cost of different roofing options.

At J. Alexander Roofing of Findlay & Northwest Ohio, you can trust that you'll have the best roof in no time!

Contact us today for your free estimate. We provide quality roofing services, including roof repair, roof replacement and installation in Findlay, Tiffin, Bowling Green, Ottawa, Upper Sandusky, and the surrounding areas of Ohio!

 

The following summary of the four popular types of roofing materials is based on year of experience installing and repairing each type of roof.


Asphalt & asphalt fiberglass shingles

Asphalt Shingles

Manufacturers have created asphalt shingles that imitate the look of wood and slate.

Although these terms are used interchangeably, most roof shingles used today are technically known as asphalt fiberglass shingles. The fiberglass mat embedded in the shingle provides an extra measure of strength and tear resistance.

These shingles are the most popular type of roofing for sloped roofs because they're affordable, easy to install, durable, and available in a wide variety of colors. Premium grades of "laminated" asphalt fiberglass shingles are typically warrantied for 50 years.


Wood shingles & shakes

Wooden Shingles

Wood shingles and shake roofs are beautiful, but expect more maintenance compared to an asphalt roof.

Wood shingles and shakes usually come from red cedar, Alaskan yellow cedar or Eastern white cedar. These evergreens produce wood that is dimensionally-stable and naturally resistant to rot and insect attack.

The main difference between shingles and shakes is that shakes are split from the log and have a rough, random texture; shingles have a smoother surface because they're sawed. A wood roof is expensive, and requires extra skill to install. That's why most people avoid installing this type of roof unless they're dealing with an historic house.


Rubber roofing

Rubber Roofing

Rubber membrane roofs are often used to seal flat roofs over garages and porches. Credit: EPDM Roofing Association

Although rubber has been around for a long time, rubber roofing is fairly new. That's because it's taken a great deal of chemistry research to develop a thin rubber membrane with the durability and waterproof qualities required of a roofing material. Rubber roofing is sometimes referred to as EPDM roofing. EPDM is an abbreviation for ethylene propylene diene monomer, the highly engineered compound used to manufacture most types of rubber roofing. Rubber roofing is used primarily on flat or low-slop roofs in both commercial and residential buildings.

A "membrane roof" usually refers to a rubber or EPDM roof that is installed in a flat roof or a low-slope application. Many commercial buildings have membrane roofs; few houses do.


Flat roofing

Findlay & Northwest Ohio's flat roof contractor

Because any flat roof is inherently prone to leaking, it’s important to hire skilled installers whenever flat roofing is repaired, replaced or installed.

This roofing category is often grouped with “low-slope” roofing because many of the roofing treatments are the same. The most common flat-roofing materials used on residential and commercial buildings today include single-membrane systems like EPDM or rubber roofing, thermo-polyolefin (TPO) roofing and PVC roofing. Metal roofing is sometimes used on low-slope roofs, but not on flat roofs.

High-density Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing is a system that coats the roof with a continuous layer of foam insulation that can also serve as the finished roof surface (as long as a protective coating is applied over the foam).


Choosing the right roofer is just as important as using quality materials

J. Alexander Roofing is a full-service roofing contractor, specializing in everything from new roof installations, roof repairs and maintenance to total roof replacements. It doesn't matter what type of roofing system we are working with, we always ensure quality workmanship, excellent customer service and a long-lasting, durable roof over your head.

Our roofers work throughout the Findlay & Northwest Ohio area, including Bowling Green, Tiffin, Upper Sandusky, Ottawa, Findlay, Northwood, Curtice, Fort Jennings, Oak Harbor, Millbury and many parts of Ohio. Call us at 1-844-385-8520 today to schedule an appointment for a roofing estimate.

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