Types of roofing material


Roofing is probably not something that everyone pays close attention to. The aim is usually to have something that attracts the eye and is still gentle on the pocket. However, there's a lot that you need to know about the roof before selecting your material of choice. Here are some of the different options to consider:

Composite shingles

This is the most recommended choice and most home roofing needs can be easily catered for by this type of roof. They are also called asphalt shingles, and they have a three tab configuration with fiberglass that's been accompanied by mineral granules and asphalt. These materials are known to be very durable and can be purchased at stores with a 30-year warranty.

Roll roofing

This material comes in masses of 100-square-feet rolls. It is a fast and easy way of roofing up a building but it doesn't have the aesthetic appeal of the asphalt shingles. Rolled roofing material is mainly used when the building needs to be completed fast and beauty is not a concern, such as in workshops. It is also most effective when the roof has no steep slope or is completely flat.

Metal roofing

This kind of roofing has evolved and is now being used in everyday houses and mansions. The advantage of metal as a roof is that it is durable and even fire resistant. Thus, a metal roof can stand against very strong forces. Metal roofs also keep termites and other boring insects at bay by not providing a source of food for them. However, these roofs can be expensive and they require professionals to properly fit them on the roof.

Green roofing

This is a new type of roof and it is meant to be extremely environment friendly. A green roof not only provides thermal insulation for your home, it also has the capability of putting oxygen back into the air. Green roofs are mainly layered with a specific kind of waterproof membrane and well drained. They can be used to support plants, both large and small.

Rubber roofing

These are also a recently developed roofing technique and these roofs are recycled from slate dust, old tires and saw dust. Rubber roofing look a lot like wooden shingles but it is more durable and cost effective. It also has the advantage of being heat and cold resistant and will keep the temperatures in your home stable. Rubber roofing is also fairly easy to install.

For more information, contact a company like Hi Tech Roofing.


19 February 2015

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