From traditional materials
to the latest in roofing technology

Roofing materials have come a long way. The simple asphalt shingle has been improved to last up to 50 years, while new materials offer the beauty of slate and wood, but without the inherent weaknesses.

5 Star Roofing stays on top of the latest roofing advancements. And while many roofing companies offer products from only one or two suppliers, we offer solutions from the four largest roofing material manufacturers. This allows us to offer a greater variety of materials, styles, colors and warranty options. Below are the basic categories of roofing materials we offer.

Asphalt Composition Shingles

Asphalt shingles are currently the most popular type of residential roof material for a variety of reasons. They are relatively inexpensive, simple to install, fairly durable, come in a variety of colors and styles, and can be easily repaired and maintained.

The lifespan of asphalt shingles depends highly upon the environment. The hotter the environment is, the shorter the service life of the shingles. Considering the average temperatures in the Kansas City area, a 20-year shingle, for example, should last close to 20 years under normal conditions. Manufacturers warrant their best asphalt shingles for up to 50 years or longer.

Other factors that affect the service life of an asphalt shingle include the slope of the roof and proper attic ventilation.

5 Star Roofing offers top quality asphalt shingles from GAF/ELK, Tamko, CertainTeed and Owens Corning. Styles range from standard 3-tab shingles to the newer dimensional shingles in a wide variety of colors.

The three-tab shingle

Once the most popular type of shingle in Kansas City, but most homeowners are now opting out of this flat look for the more textured look of dimensional shingles. It's called three-tab because they come in a strip with notches that create what appears to be three separate shingles.

The architectural shingle

Architectural shingles are dimensional shingles, also known as laminated shingles because they have multiple fiberglass and asphalt layers laminated together. This creates a heavier roofing shingle that has greater depth and dimension in its appearance as well as a longer life. This is currently the most common in this area.

The luxury shingle

A top-of-the-line shingle and a good replacement for cedar shake roofs. They are often described as having a “pumpkin tooth” design. CertainTeed’s Presidential line and Tamko's Heritage Vintage line are good examples of luxury shingles.

3 tab shingle
Three tab shingle
Architectural shingle
Architectural shingle
Luxury shingle
Luxury shingle

Manufactured Slate and Tiles

Manufactured slate looks like slate stone, but is made from a durable polymer composite or steel. While natural slate can be brittle and easily damaged by hail or foot traffic, these synthetic options are incredibly durable and easy to install.

Not all homes can handle the heavy weight of natural slate, but manufactured slate is much lighter. The cost is also much less than natural slate.

Manufactured slate and tiles have a great life expectancy, with a minimum duration of 40 to 50 years. Most tile manufacturers will offer a minimum of a 50 year limited warranty on their products. 5 Star Roofing offers manufactured slate and tiles from Tamko and CertainTeed in a variety of styles and colors.

Manufactured slate
Manufactured slate

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Kansas City, MO 64131
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Wellsville, KS 66092

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