Your roof is a substantial investments and should be engineered, designed, installed and protected by trained, experienced professionals.
The most widely used roofing material in the United States is asphalt shingles. The weight, design, manufacturing process, quality, look, pricing and the installation can vary drastically from one asphalt roof to the next. Hynes can offer you any style of asphalt roofing including the three most popular types; 3-Tab Shingles, Architectural Shingles and Designer Asphalt Shingles. Hynes is proud to be GAF Master Elite certified. This is the highest level of certification that any contractor can obtain from GAF.
In four decades of copper installation in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, Hynes has become masters at our craft. Whether you have custom widths, lengths, thicknesses, blends, or custom copper work, we are your copper roofing experts. Having craftsmen knowledgable and skilled in European style and architecture who have experience restoring everything from an 18th century church, on the register of historic places, to a residential home is one key factor that has made Hynes a leader in the copper roofing industry.
Slate is a natural quarried stone material that is used in building primarily for flooring and roofing. In Europe and other parts of the world, slate has lasted as long as 500 years and is considered the Ferrari of the roofing world. It doesn’t warp. Slate is mostly impervious to water. Though beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, most agree there are fewer ways to make a bold statement for your home or business.
Cedar shakes are a popular choice for many architectural designs and styles. Due to their thickness and texture, shakes are often used to achieve a warm, rustic and natural look. There are a variety of choices for cedar roofing materials, including Western Red, Alaskan Yellow, Eastern White, Cypress, and others. We will work closely with you when determining the proper components for your project. Insulation: Cedar shakes provide incredible, free insulation, resulting in substantial air conditioning and heating savings. Testing from the University of Texas showed the average attic temperature difference between cedar shakes and composition/asphalt roofing is 28 degrees cooler with cedar in the summer months. Durability: Cedar roofing has the highest wind rating of all other pitched residential roofing products (up to 240 miles per hour). Cedar can be factory pressure-treated to prevent the growth of moss and fungus, and fire-treated to meet any building code requirement. Environmentally Friendly (Green): Cedar is a fully renewable resource, and fully biodegradable, completely breaking down so that it does not contribute to landfills. New trees are planted every year to replace the trees cut.
Metal roofing can bring a home beauty, durability, and reduced energy costs. Available in countless colors, styles, and textures, this versatile type of roofing has several advantages over standard asphalt shingles. Many homeowners opt to install it for reliable protection against sun, wind, snow, and rain without sacrificing a striking visual effect. In comparison to other roofing options, metal roofing provides distinct advantages. It’s more durable than asphalt tiles, lasting between 30 and 60 years with a lesser degree of disintegration and decomposition. Metal can be more expensive to install, however. It is much lighter than other kinds of tiles, which puts less stress on your rafters and walls. Metal is naturally extremely fire resistant, so those living in wildfire areas often feel safer with a fireproof surface. Ceramic tiles, also fire retardant, have a similar cost to metal roofing, but have a specific architectural style and heavier weight. With its better ability to contract and expand with heat, metal offers solid protection against hurricane winds, feet of snow, sleet and hailstorms, and heat waves.
Artifical Slate Roofing
(Standing Seam Copper, Standing Steam Aluminum) Artificial slate shingles are a modern improvement on a construction classic. Made from combinations of plastic and rubber, synthetic slate is designed to mirror the beauty and uniqueness of authentic slate without the expense or installation headaches. And synthetic slate shingles last longer. They’re made by injection-molding petroleum-based materials into metal forms that are cast from authentic slate. Some brands of synthetic slate shingles are manufactured with virgin rubber or plastic, while other products incorporate recycled rubber or plastic, mineral dust or cellulose fibers. Recycled content usually consists of high-quality post-industrial materials; only a few incorporate post-consumer recycled materials. Artificial slate is considered a “green” building alternative—even those that use virgin materials—because all types of synthetic slate can be recycled at the end of a roof’s usable life. Synthetic slate shingles are more durable than authentic slate, as they contain advanced ultraviolet inhibitors to reduce wear from the sun.
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) single-ply roofing membranes are among the fastest growing commercial roofing products and have gained broad industry acceptance for their many performance and installation advantages. As demand increases for heat-reflective and energy efficient roofing systems, TPO single-ply roofing membranes continue to provide exceptional resistance to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure.
EPDM is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) widely used in low-slope buildings in the United States and worldwide. Its two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM is available in both black and white, and is sold a broad variety of widths, ranging from 7.5 feet to fifty feet, and in two thicknesses, 45 and 60 mils. EPDM can be installed either fully adhered, mechanically attached or ballasted, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape.
Choosing a tile roof is like choosing a car, there are many different makes and models and the difference between one tile to the next is similar to the difference between a Smart car and a Hummer.
- Fiber Cement Tile
- Concrete Tile
- Clay/Ceramic Tile