A new roof for your property, either old or new, is a big decision as it would change the look and appearance altogether. The material may also differ as you change the design of your home roof. Different materials have different characteristics that match the requirements of a roof style. Roofing materials with green attributes are getting more popular among masses. Here you can find detail about numerous roofing materials that are being used commonly.
Because of low cost asphalt shingles are used in 75% roofs built in America. But shorter lifespan and are low in quality insulation value as compared to other available roofing materials. They are produced in number of colors so easily match your roofing aspirations.
Wooden Shingles are made of cedar, redwood, southern pine and other woods. Handmade wood shakes are also used for roofing purposes. Fire resistant ‘A’ class wooden shingles are available in market but at an additional cost.
Recycled Synthetic Shingles
These shingles are made either of plastic or rubber that is mixed with recycled wood and serve as alternative of the two earlier described types of shingles. These shingles are light in weight, fire resistant and durable for roofing.
Clay & Concrete Tiles
These heavy weight tiles are quite durable roofing material. Concrete tiles are available in huge variety and they even do not look like tiles so enhance aesthetic look of the property. Shingle, Slate and Shake are varieties of tiles.
Slate provides a very attractive look to your roof. It might be the most durable of the roofing materials and lasts for centuries. A slate roof is easy to repair and it is a material that can be recycled. But because of dark colors it is not suitable for high temperature areas.
Metal roof is one of the coolest roofs. Copper, aluminum and stainless steel are the metals that are used for making metal roofing materials. Higher insulation and durability is twice than asphalt and wooden shingles.
Fiber Cement Tiles
Fiber Cement is another roofing material that is quite commonly used. It is composed of concrete, wood fiber and clay. Being fire resistant and long lasting these tiles are like shakes. They are not heavy and easily available in different colors and textures. Extreme cold weather and treading on them could damage fiber cement tiles otherwise these are very durable.
Any material you would choose for your roof our expert roofers use it perfectly.