Roofing & Shingle Materials
Safety and security start with a solid roof over your head. As the leading building-materials supplier in the Midwest, we have the top-rated roofing brands and several styles and colors in stock, all backed by the industry’s best available warranties.
Choose the Right Roofing Material for You
Installing a new roof is one of the best ways to protect your biggest investment: your home. When deciding which type of roofing material to go with, you should weigh cost, features and style. Our roofing supply experts can help you choose the right roofing material for you from among these common types:
SLATE ROOF TILES
Three-tab asphalt shingles are made of a single light layer and are easy to install and repair. If budget is a primary concern, asphalt shingles are probably the best choice. An asphalt-shingled roof will typically last 15 to 30 years.
Also known as laminated or dimensional shingles, architectural shingles have layers of shingle material bonded together to provide a more three-dimensional look while also providing additional protection from wind and rain. They usually last 20 to 30 years, some brands even longer.
The perfect solution for upscale homes with sophisticated roofing setups, slate roof tiles are low-maintenance and good-looking. Slate is heavy and expensive, however, often requiring a more savvy roofer to install. A properly installed slate roof could last 100 years or more.
Increasingly popular for its low maintenance requirements, light weight and environmental friendliness, metal roofing is very durable, generally lasting 40 to 70 years. Metal roofs are available in just about any color and are energy-efficient, but they are more expensive than conventional asphalt shingles.
Do You Need a New Roof?
A healthy roof keeps you and your home safe. But wear and tear is inevitable, especially with the dramatic temperature shifts and weather patterns in eastern Iowa, Northwest Illinois and Southwest Wisconsin. Some signs that you need a new roof include curled shingle edges, buildup of shingle granules in gutters, blistered or peeling paint near the roofline and higher energy bills. If it’s time for a new roof, our Find-A-Contractor service can connect you with an experienced, qualified roofer near you. At our locations, you can talk to an expert about all your roofing questions.
Our Preferred Roofing Vendor Partners
Contractors and homeowners can rely on our building- and roofing-material experts to help match a home’s needs to high-quality roofing products from industry-leading vendors such as:
CertainTeed offers more than 300 roofing options, such as Landmark shingles—architectural laminate roofing shingles that replicates the look of cedar shingles. CertainTeed also offers cutting-edge roofing technology with products such as CertainTeed Ridge Vents, which allow for energy-efficient ventilation of attic spaces.
As North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, GAF produces a complete line of roofing materials, including starter strips, leak barriers, vents and hip- and ridge-cap shingles designed to work together to protect your home. GAF architectural shingles are available in a number of styles and colors.
Distributors: BPI of Iowa
Easy installation, eco-friendly and low installation costs are just some of the reasons Architects, Contractors and Building Owners love metal roof and wall panels. Metal Sales has a wide variety of panels for your next project. With over 60 years of experience, Metal Sales is the nation’s largest manufacturer of metal roofing, wall and building systems. LEARN MORE
Distributors: Mid Am Building Supply
OWENS CORNING ROOFING
A leader in roofing shingles, underlayment and components products, Owens Corning offers shingles with one of the best warranties in the industry. The Owens Corning Total Roofing System features highly engineered components designed, built and tested to deliver total protection for your home.