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Every last one of our contractors, operators, and staff members know the ins and outs of every roofing alternative available.

We’ve covered everything from roll rubber roofing to installing a new slate roof. Equipment, materials, and staying ahead of the market keep us ready for any challenge you have in mind.

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When you work with ILM Roofing, your options expand tremendously. Priding themselves in diverse and adaptable knowledge of the industry, our contractors will provide you with every selection available for your home or business Рguaranteed.

Roof sheathing, thatched roof jobs, cedar shake… honestly, there’s not a technique out there we haven’t researched, practiced, and employed. We’re ready when you are.

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When it comes to roofing companies in town, there’s plenty of great firms to choose from. Only ILM Roofing, however, can promise you an ever expanding host of choices for your home or business. We’ve compiled and summarized a portion of our knowledge below, if you’re interested in further reading, check out these articles:

Slate Roofing

With a serious reputation for durability and style, covering a building with slate shingles or tiles has been a custom for millenniums – and for great reasons.

Slate has loads going for it. Its natural, it stands the test of time, and has a unique, organic feel that no other exterior option offers. Because its cut from non-synthetic base material, there’s a shimmer and texture to its image that simply can’t be replicated. It also provides more eco-friendly homeowners a chance to flaunt their greenness. Lastly, utilizing slate means your home has an added resistance to fires!

When it comes to the cons, the biggest of all involves finances. These roofs will cost you, and for most homeowners its simply not worth it. Whats more, slate weighs in much heavier than other shingles, and simply isn’t compatible with homes lacking proper truss support and reinforcement. The final nail in the coffin for many Wilmington homeowners? They don’t stand up well to percussive damage – such as trees falling.

For most roofing companies, this technique challenges their workers. Often the work comes out less than optimal. Contracting with our team ensures you get optimal results, no matter what design you choose.

Thatched Roofs

While very rare thatched roof examplefor homes in Wilmington, thatched roofing offers unique appearance and performance qualities that don’t compare to anything else. Utilizing dried vegetation layered downward, this approach tends to be employed by builders in developing regions of the world. Its no mystery as to why, thatching goes quick, requires no manufactured materials, and doesn’t require any specialized workers to properly install. For refugees, war zones, or otherwise disparaged situations, this build provides very well insulated shelter without hassle or delay.

The numerous adverse elements of thatching make it easy to understand why its not more frequently practiced. For one, its not very durable. Remember the big bad wolf? These roofs blow away in storms, get damaged by animals, and don’t stand up to falling branches or debris. The lack of necessary truss buttressing mean trees fall straight through. But wait, there’s more: good luck insuring these structures, they’re extremely vulnerable to fire damage and go up like a pile of dried hay (as that’s what it is).

Seeing a thatched ceiling is a rarity in our modern world. They certainly have their place in the industry, however you’re more likely to see one on vacation abroad than somewhere near home.

Roll Roofing

Easily the most cost effective and spatially advantageous option for any structure, a flat roof provides the ultimate practicality and usability for any structure. Because of the significantly smaller surface area, less materials need to be used to cover everything. Typically a rubber roof features a pitch, or sloped angle, of about ten degrees for water flow.

Installing rolls onto a structure requires few man hours, cheap materials, and little time. In terms of efficiency for both the contractor and the client, rubber easily takes the winning trophy.

A huge upside to rubber flat roofs is usability. The entire top of a home or business suddenly transforms into a surface for solar panels, gardens, or even a deck for sunbathing. In areas of the world where space is limited, the rooftop gets used for recreation, laundry, covered kitchens… the only limit is imagination.

While a rubber flat style might be extremely rare for houses in North Carolina, its popular in other parts of the world and for very good reasons. In the USA, businesses and apartments often use these roofs but under-utilize the space available above.

Cedar Shake

For homeowners looking to distinguish their property from the endless rows of asphalt shingled residences, cedar shake provides some serious style and uniqueness. They’re energy efficient, environmentally sustainable, extremely durable, and stand up to the windiest of storms. The appearance of this shingle alternative often accounts for the majority of their appeal. As cedar ages, silver and grey tones push through the wood – giving an awesome shimmer to the exterior of a home.

Even better? These tiles last up to ten years longer than asphalt – meaning some serious savings for long term property owners. They also save money when it comes to the power bill, providing up to twice the insulation as traditional shingles.

On the other hand, cedar can be very expensive to install and maintain. In addition, installing them requires special training and often a roofer won’t be able to live up to a client’s expectations because of skill barriers. Even worse, they require regular inspections and maintenance to prevent mold, moss, and other forms of decay.