What Type Of Roofing Is Right For You?
When looking for a new roofing contractor, you may be surprised by the different types of systems available. It is important to learn what each type offers and what your choices are.
It is also important when working with a contractor to check references because many roofing contractors will have experience with each type.
Different types of roofs have differing costs and benefits
Asphalt Shingle Shingles - The most common of all roofing products. These shingles are made from fiberglass. These are considered a "green" shingle because of their ability to grow moss and recycle rain water. It is important to check on the durability and the performance of this type of shingle. A good roofing contractor can help you determine if this is the type you require.
Wood Shingles - This type is very aesthetically pleasing. They are made from sustainable wood fibers made from old-growth forest. It should be noted that this type of shingle lasts between 15-30 years which is quite a bit longer than its competitors. It is important to check these out for your home. It should also be noted that these shingles are expensive.
Clay Tiles - This type is also very aesthetically pleasing and is made from clay. It is usually done this way to make it durable, durable, and to also give the impression that it is a bit more substantial. This type of tile lasts about 40-60 years. When compared to other types, the clay tile shingles may have a longer lifespan. But again this depends on the specific roofing system. It should also be noted that it does not have a very long lifespan.
Ceramic Tiles - This is a more durable system than the clay tiles, and they use ceramic granules to create these shingles. This type of system lasts a little over 30-50 years.
Other Systems - There are other types available including asphalt, steel, and metal. All of these systems have pros and cons. The asphalt is not as long lasting as other types but it is easier to waterproof which is a concern for many homeowners today.
Finding the right roofing company to get the job done is important. You need to know which type(s) is perfect for your home.