Decision to use pitched concrete instead of asphalt shingle will save US$2 million

GORE Homes has opted to use pitched concrete instead of asphalt shingle for its roofs going forward.

The developer expects that the use of cement made in Jamaica by Caribbean Cement Company (Carib) will eliminate the need to import US$2 million in construction material, including wood, asphalt shingles and metal tiles for roofing each year.

“The new pitched concrete roof will look exactly like the current roof but will be solid concrete and cream in colour,” said a release issued by the company on Monday. “This roof is intended to make the house cooler and safer, and will last much longer than the traditional asphalt shingle roof.” Continue