Types of Roofing Materials
At GARVEY ROOFING INC., we provide experienced and quality workmanship and install only Class A (fire rating) materials in compliance with California’s Title 24 standards.
Treated Wood Shingles
  to replace flammable wood shake but still
maintain the aesthetic value of your home
  • Composition Shingles
  • Clay or Concrete Tile
  • Slate
  • Stone
  • Metals
  • Rock
  • Porcelain
  • Volcanic Rock
All materials are purchased from our trusted suppliers. Garvey Roofing has maintained an excellent working relationship with local roofing suppliers. All materials are on our trucks before we begin your job.


Selection of the correct roofing materials for your home or building is critical. Let GARVEY ROOFING INC. help you choose the right roof for you!


We’ll recommend the right material for your situation. Here are some tips:

Garvey Roofing Done
  • Strong
  • Long-lasting, many come with 30, 40 and 50 year warranties
  • Maintainable
  • Affordable
Shingle roofs are recommended when your roof needs to be walked on for maintenance or cleaning.
Shingle Roof

Roofing Material Tips

Tile (clay or concrete)
  • Long-lasting
  • Complimentary to Southern California architecture
  • Clay tile may darken with age, but never fades
  • Comes in both light weight and full weight to accommodate most structures
Light weight: 600 to 750lbs per 100 square feet of installed roofing
– 600lbs material may be installed without a structural engineer; approved for all homes in California
– 750lbs – Still considered lightweight, but being a stronger tile, your home or building must be approved by a structural engineer prior to installation
Full weight: 900 to 1000lbs per 100 square feet
– Strong and walkable
– GARVEY ROOFING INC. can create an underlayment for full weight tile roofs that will last for generations
Material types So. California Roofs
  • Long-lasting
  • Dramatically beautiful
  • Higher cost
  • Comes in different weights, dependent upon your home’s or building’s structure
Slate and Stone roof
Flat Roofs
Recommended for flat roofs: Rock, porcelain or volcanic rock
In addition, if your commercial building has a flat roof, single-ply membranes (like a rubber roof) typically last only ten years before requiring maintenance: the rubber will shrink, creating tears at seams, or at the termination strip around the roof. A properly installed hot-mop roof (another type of flat roof) will last 15 to 25 years. Both these designs call for rock aggregate over the top.
Flat Roof
Metal Roofs
  • Wind resistant; offers great protection against high winds
  • Affordable
  • Long-lasting
  • Lightweight
  • Strong
Metal roofing materials are pre-coated with highly reflective paint for energy efficiency and are highly fire resistant. When installing metal roofing over a fiberglass (1/4” thick) sheet, can further protect your home or building from fire.