Hard Surface

Hard surface roofing products include concrete and clay tiles, as well as natural and man-made slate, and stone-coated metal. All are man-made, except for natural slates, which are mined, and all are available in an almost endless range of styles and colors. As a general rule, hard-surfaced roofing products provide the longest service period of all roofing products – and are also the most expensive.


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Choosing the Right Hard-Surface Roofing for Your Home

In addition to aesthetics, and quality, front-end costs should also be considered during the selection process. A less expensive roofing product might be a good choice if you only plan to live in your home for a few more years. However, if you expect to be in your home for many years, a more expensive roofing material may be your best choice.

Finally, you should consider the fact that all roofing materials will fade in color over time due to exposure to the sun. This gradual process is natural. By working with Bordner, an experienced and knowledgeable roofing consultant, you’ll be able to evaluate what type of material is best for your home and select a product that protect your home for decades to come.

Contact Bordner online or at (816) 358-2102 for a FREE hard-roof product and installation consultation.

Determining Hard-Surface Roofing Quality and Durability

The two main criteria used to determine the quality of hard-surfaced roofing products are hardness and moisture absorption. Hardness tests determine the product’s ability to withstand weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain, hail, etc. Moisture absorption tests can determine a roofing product’s ability to withstand the freeze-thaw cycles experienced in the Kansas City area. If the material absorbs moisture, and the moisture freezes and expands, it will cause the roofing material to crack or break.

A number of testing agencies provide evaluation tests and reports for hard-surfaced roofing materials. A satisfactory report from an accredited agency will allow a roofing manufacturer to display a certification number from the International Building Codes (IBC) on its product labels and literature. Bordner uses product’s IBC number to help homeowners determine which hard-surfaced materials should be considered for installation.

Get Hard-Surface Roofing Advice from the Experts

Not all hard-surfaced roofing products are viable and several new products have failed within a few years of being introduced in our market. One recent example includes a class action lawsuit proposed for a total of $140 million.That’s why we recommend you rely on a knowledgeable roofing contractor like Bordner with the staff and resources to research new products. We only recommend products to our customers that have sufficiently proven results and durability.

Contact Bordner online or at (816) 358-2102 for a FREE in-home consultation. A Bordner representative will schedule a time to visit your home, inspect your roof, answer any questions, provide information and samples of high-quality roofing options, and give you a no-obligations estimate.

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