As roofing experts who have been repairing, replacing, and maintaining home and commercial roofing systems, Hynes Roofing & Siding has a good understanding of the different kinds of roofs, and how well they do in harsh weather conditions. Here’s a list of five materials our roofing experts would recommend and why.
Asphalt is inexpensive, comes in different sizes, and colors, making it customizable, and can withstand difficult weather conditions. Asphalt is a popular roofing choice across the country because of how easy to maintain and install, it is. Fiberglass Asphalt shingles are a fiberglass mat, coated in layers of Asphalt and covered in mineral granules giving it good wind resistance, more durability, and longer life.
Metal roofing is light-weight, resistant to snow, and will last for a long period of time. It is also 100% recyclable at the end of its lifecycle. So it is a good choice to make. Especially since metal roofing is now available in more variations to fit your home’s aesthetics. As an added plus, metal roofing also reflects heat and light in warm weather conditions, helping keep the home cool.
The only downside is that metal roofing is expensive, and needs to be installed with great skill to be properly insulated. Opting for a cheaper material is always an option but those have been known to suffer damages during hailstorms.
Cement or concrete roofing is another option to go with. The material is durable and can withstand, hail, snow, and fire. Most people go with the popular ‘S’ tiles for better wind resistance. These are cheaper in comparison but a heavy roofing system, so your home should have a strong foundation to carry these. Cement/Concrete roofing can last for the lifetime of your home.
Clay has been used in roof building for centuries and has proven to have a long lifetime. Clay tiles are fire-resistant, and when properly installed, can withstand strong winds and heavy rainfall. They are also an environmentally friendly choice to make. The only downside of clay is that clay tiles are expensive and can break if stepped on. But since the tiles are easily replaced, you can make this choice worry-free.
Lastly, slate is another popular roofing option to choose from. It is environmentally sound, and attractive. If installed properly, slate roofs can last for at least 100 years. It isn’t as susceptible to leaks and is resistant to fire, wind, and hailstorms. The only thing to really consider is the price and availability. Slate is rare and difficult to find in all areas but a good roofing company can hook you up if that’s the choice you make. It is also an expensive material to choose but since it lasts a long time and would likely be a one-time big expense to install if done correctly, should be a good investment with occasional repairing and maintenance spends.
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