Are you thinking about putting a new roof on your home before winter? If so, then you need to have an idea as to which type of roofing material to use. While asphalt shingles are the least expensive and most common, that doesn’t mean it is the only option you have. Here are some of the best, and why you should consider them.
The Standard Asphalt Shingle
These are great shingles for many reasons. They are inexpensive, and can give your home many different looks. You can pick from dozens of colors and designs to give your home a great look. However, they are common, and sometimes that is just not the look you want.
Concrete Roofing Tiles
Concrete is a great medium for many roofs. More information here. It is not quite as heavy as one may think, but some homes do need a little more framing to put them up there safely. They last for around 50 years, so end up costing the same, or less, than asphalt shingles, which tend to only last about half as long. They are also not going to light on fire should your home be exposed to embers flying around, making them safer than most materials.
Slate Roofing Tiles
Slate is gorgeous up on your roof, but it is also incredibly expensive. If you want a top-end look for your home, this may be the perfect route to take. However, slate does need to be installed by a highly qualified Huntsville roofer with enough experience to give you the look you are going for. It can be heavy, so make sure you don’t need any extra reinforcements before opting for this material. If you do go with slate, however, expect it to last for 50-100 years, possibly more.
While metal roofing materials look totally unique, they have a lot of other pros to them, too. More information here. Metal roofs are known for their durability, lasting in the vicinity of 50-75 years, and they are known for being easy to maintain. They are fire-proof, which is great in some areas, and they reflect a lot of heat away from your home. With the cost of cooling a home in Alabama during the summer, this can be a very attractive feature to consider.
Synthetic Roofing Materials
One of the newer types of roofing materials on the market is the synthetic roofing material. They are made from different materials, including rubber, plastic, and polymer, and can give you many of the perks of other styles of materials. You can get synthetic roofing materials that are fire-resistant, and you can get patterns that mimic other types of materials to give you the look you want. Plus, they are very easy to maintain. These options are typically warrantied up to 50 years, depending on the manufacturer, which can give you many years of peace of mind.
Wooden Roofing Materials
If you want to go tried, true, and old-world, then you won’t find a better option than wooden roofing materials. You can go with shakes or shingles in many different types of wood. It is easy to get the look you want, just by picking the type of wood that you like most. These types of roofs are not much more expensive than asphalt, but give you a more unique look. They typically last for 20-30 years as well.
For more information on what options you have for your home, give Quality Roofing, LLC, your local Huntsville roofing company, a call and see what suggestions we can offer. We know the area, and are more than willing to come and talk with you!
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