Your roof counts for almost half of your home’s surface. There are a lot of factors to consider before choosing a roof, such as durability, beauty, and affordability. A good roof should be able to encounter any weather conditions it may encounter; be it heat, rain or snow.
Modern residential roofing materials can last for a long time. There is also more variety to choose from than before. You can choose the design, texture, and color that you desire.
SafeTop has over ten years’ experience in the roof repair and installation industry in both the residential and commercial roofing sectors. We have a no leak guarantee, which is a sign of faith in our work. We will also help you recover any size of loss insurance claims if needed.
Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing materials in the United States. They have a lot of variety and are the most affordable material for residential houses. There are two types of asphalt roofing. There are 3-Tab shingles which are thin and flat. They are very cost effective and often have a 20 to 25-year warranty. The other type is Dimensional shingles have a shadow effect that gives them a 3-dimensional appearance. They are thicker and last longer than 3-Tab shingles. Their lifespan is 30-50 years with the same warranty.
Tiles are made from concrete or clay. They are durable, good looking and easy to maintain. Tiled roofs are quite energy efficient and are cheaper in keeping temperatures than other types of roofs. On the contrary, it is more expensive to install tiled roofs. However, their durability means that you get a manufacturer’s warranty of 50 years or a lifetime.
Metal roofs consist of either steel or aluminum. Galvanization using zinc gives the steel roofs lower rates of corrosion and more durability. You can hardly go wrong with metal roofs. Metal roofing is mostly done in sheets, but there is a movement towards stone coated steel. Metal roofs require a significant initial cost but very low maintenance costs for a long lifespan.
Wood Shake & Shingle Roofing
Wooden roofs are often made of cedar. Roofing can be done using wood shingles or shakes. Shakes have a rough texture and are irregular. Shingles are smooth and are cut to a particular shape and size. Wood roofing is more traditional in appearance but performs like a modern roof. Wood roofing requires a lot of maintenance as a result of insects, mold and may other causes. However, with proper care, wood roofing can last for up to 30 years. A lot can be done to ensure wood roofing meets fire standards.