There are many options available for you when choosing the right roof for your house, and since your roof is a major investment, allow us to help you make an informed decision. As compared in the past, there are many types of roof today aside from sheet metal, asphalt, and plastic polymers, all of which add to its distinctive design element to achieve the perfect look and protection for your home. When choosing a roof for your home, ensure that you take into consideration the following important factors: ability to hold up natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires, life expectancy, strength of framing, matching the style of your home, slope of the roof, compliance with your local building codes, recyclable and eco-friendly qualities, and the cost.
The most popular type of roofing system is asphalt, either fiberglass (moisture and fire resistant) or organic fiber mat (wind resistant and ideal for cold weather) which is coated with mineral granules and impregnated with asphalt. Asphalt shingles are available in three-tab shingles or laminated architectural shingles, with good fire resistance, fair wind resistance, moderate weight, and can be recycled. Asphalt shingles can be used on steep and low sloped roofs but are not eco-friendly because it is a petroleum based product and not very durable. Metal roofs are very durable, lightweight, available in steep sloped or low roofs, fire and wind resistant, available in shingles or sheets, can be made out of recycling materials, and are generally composed of aluminum, steel, zinc alloy, or copper. Plastic polymers are molded from high-tech plastic polymer, made to resemble wood shakes or slates, low maintenance, long-lasting, light to moderate weight, fire and wind resistant, and moderate in cost. Clay tiles are made of natural clay that is fired in a kiln, can be resembled into slate or wood shake, long-lasting, low maintenance, and excellent fire resistant. Concrete tiles are very fire resistant, made of cement and sand, long lasting, can be used on steeper sloped and moderate roofs, fair to low wind resistant, and excellent fire resistant. Slate is an old roofing material, very durable, fire resistant, wind resistant, and long-lasting, but it is very expensive and requires a professional to install.
You also need to consider the warranties of your roofing system including manufacturer’s warranty to cover defects of the roofing material, and a separate warranty issued by your roofing contractor when problems arise from improper installation. If you are looking for a trusted, reliable, and reputable roofing contractor, feel free to check our website or homepage so we can help you out.Looking On The Bright Side of Options