Know Your Roof: 4 Different Roofing Types
Monday, November 2, 2015
With modern homes come modern roofing options that were never before available on the market. Today’s technological advances have given homeowners more than one type of roof to choose from in order to provide maximum protection for any home construction. From natural materials like wooden frames to synthetic roofing such as asphalt, metal or tile roofing, you can now have a custom designed roof that is durable, weather proof, and stylish all in one. We explore 4 different types of roof in order to help you pick the right roof for you home.
Of all the roofing material used in Fayetteville & Bentonville, asphalt composition shingles are hands down the most popular. It is estimated that 3 out of every 4 homeowners prefer asphalt. There are several practical reasons for this. Shingles are constructed from a combination of paper, fiberglass, and asphalt, and then attached to a wood frame via industrial grade adhesive. Shingles are environmentally friendly and easy to install and replace. They are also a very affordable option compared to other types of roofing. On average, shingles can last anywhere from 20-30 years. There are several variables which affect how long they actually last on any roof.
Although still relatively new for homeowners, metal roofing is quickly growing in popularity. One of the biggest reasons for this is that metal roofing is capable of providing the same aesthetically pleasing quality as other types of roofing, specifically shingles. Metal roofing can be designed with different colors, styles, and textures, in order to simulate other types of roofing. The difference is that it’s much more wind resistant and provides absolute protection in harsh weather. From an insurance standpoint it’s a great investment. It’s a moderate investment in terms of cost. It’s installed in large sheets in order to provide a more cohesive look on any home.
Nothing distinguishes a home quite like tile roofing. Most tile roofing falls into two categories: clay tile and concrete tile. The differences in material are obvious. Clay tile is made from natural clay that is heated at extreme temperatures and hardened. Concrete tile is generally a combination of cement and sand in order to give it a distinctive look. Tile holds up rather well for several years and is both wind and moisture resistant. While you will experience a single tile that breaks or cracks from time to time, this type of roofing is easy to repair and easy to replace.
Flat roofing is more common in the Southern U.S. where heavy snow is not as prevalent. Although it is generally seen on businesses properties and industrial buildings, homeowners will also choose flat roofing for their homes. This greatly dependent on what type of home they have and the conditions under which they prefer a flat roof. Most flat roofs are built with two layers that are heavily sealed. Since flat roofs may retain water, the quality of the seal and the layers is absolutely vital to the health of the roof. Flat roofs are easier to climb upon and perform maintenance. They are more stable than sloped designs, and are easier and less expensive to maintain.
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