Can you Identify what type of roof this is?

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SFLman

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I recently got an estimate on replacing the 20 year old roof on this house. It was $37K. There's not need to replace the rood any time soon, but I'm starting to check options.

I've started noticing the different styles of roofs here in South Florida. It looks like this roof was some sort of liquid when applied. Can anyone tell me what type of roof this is?


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I noticed that the material is not appear to be even on the ridges, whatever it is.

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I don't know what the hump is mid way up the roof on the left side of this photo, but there's no seams, so I'm guessing this is some sort of hardened roof cover which was liquid when applied.
 

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Hard to tell from my smartness phone. At this point, what options are you looking at for replacement?
 

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Sorry for the confusion. This is the roof on the house I live in. It is traditional asphalt shingles. The roof is 20 years old, and I'm just checking out some options.


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There's a house not far from mine which has a material on the roof which I can't identify.


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As you can see, there are no ridge caps. In the last hurricane, the wind got underneath some of our shingles and peeled them up. I see nothing on this roof that the wind could catch, so I'm interested in learning more.
 

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There's is and was a lot of roof coating systems over the years. Some worked well, some not. If it were my house, I'd look at a dimensional shingle with a high wind lift rating. GAF and Certainteed offer shingles with ratings over 100 mph. With wind at that level, there's usually structural damage that's a bigger issue. Nail placement and proper amount of fasteners are crucial to shingle performance.
 

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$37,000 for that small a house!
Guessing he really did not want the job, time to get some more prices in writing.
Tried asking the home owner what it is?
 

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For $37 large on a house that size you ought to be able to get terracotta tiles. That roof looks to be a membrane roof and would probably stand up pretty well in a hurricane, but they are usually used on flat roofs where you don't see the roof. When it comes time to replace your asphalt shingles I'd upgrade to an architectural grade shingle with a 30-35 year warranty. Otherwise, terracotta or concrete tiles. Not sure how much standing seam metal roofs you have there. They become pretty dangerous if the fasteners let loose in a hurricane and you get flying sheet metal. They also make metal shingles. Not sure how well they handle hail damage though.
 

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Looks like a rubber roof to me. A fully adhered rubber roof would hold up well in strong winds. I had several fully adhered roofs applied to industrial buildings. As mentioned they are usually use for flat roofs. BTW it is not a very attractive look, IMO. There are some liquid products for roofs that will cure to a flexible rubber surface. The ones I have seen were white though there may be different colors. They use them a lot on mobile homes, RV's and the like.
 

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I hate the concrete tiles on my roof. They break constantly. If I have to go up there to get a Frisbee or a dead bird or what ever, it is literally like walking on egg shells. I have a whole pallet of them left from the previous owner for repairs but every one I repair I break 2 more. The repairs also stick out like a soar thumb because the color fade is totally different. They break too if the hail is big enough, but insurance will not pay to replace a whole tile roof, only repair, and my roof insurance is based on the cost of hail damage in the area so even if I don't have shingles I pay the increased costs in insurance when the hail rolls through. I'm glad I don't have hurricanes, but I would not recommend my roof in a hurricane either.. little pieces of concrete flying around would be bad.
I really want to go to the architectural grade shingle with the higher warranty. We get a lot of hail, and a few tornadoes where I am. That would be what I would choose if I had the money to just replace everything.
 

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