If you’re planning a
re-roofing project for your home or business, you may feel overwhelmed by the amount
of decision-making that needs to happen, especially when it comes to choosing
the right roofing material. There are many factors to consider such as
roofing style, longevity of materials used, and budget constraints. To
help you understand what the basic differences are, here’s some
information on the most common roofing materials on the market today.
Wood shingles used to be the most popular shingles in home construction
until asphalt shingles took over. Warm, rustic, and exceedingly stylish,
wood shingles can enhance any traditional design scheme. In low-humidity
areas, these shingles can last for 50 years or more. Conversely, wet climates
can shorten the lifespan of wood shingles—not to mention, encourage
mold and moss growth. Also, wood is not fire resistant unless it has been
Asphalt shingles, otherwise known as composition shingles, are the most
popular material used in residential roofing. This product is composed
of many different things—mainly asphalt, fiberglass, and stone aggregate.
As such, asphalt shingles are very durable, fire resistant, and inexpensive.
Copper is added to some specialized varieties to prevent moss growth.
One downside to asphalt shingles is that they have a relatively short
lifespan when compared with other types of roofing.
Metal roofing is usually found in commercial roofing applications, though
it’s been getting a lot of attention in recent years as modern designers
and architects are using metal roofs in homes. This material is highly
durable, fire resistant, and low maintenance. Though metal roofs cost
more upfront to install, the money saved in the long run is well worth
it—preventative maintenance is virtually unneeded.
Long coveted in Spanish-style architecture, clay roofs are excellent choices
for homes in hot and arid areas. These tiles are fairly sturdy, fire resistant,
and have a long lifespan.
Slate roofing adds a luxurious and refined feel to any home. Consequently,
this roofing material can cost quite a bit of money. Being natural stone,
slate is fire resistant, impervious to rot, and has a long lifespan.
Paul Bange Roofing has continuously offered the best roofing services for
three decades and counting. We specialize in re-roofing, storm damage
restoration, leaky roof fixes, and roof repair in Fort Lauderdale. To
learn more, call (954) 981-7663.