If you are looking for a new roofing material, then there are a lot of different options to choose from. Some will be expensive and durable while others will be cheaper and less resilient. However, the benefits of each material type aren't always immediately apparent. To help you out with that, here are overviews of some of the most popular roofing types:
Asphalt is one of the cheapest options for roofing material and is pretty pleasing to look at in most situations. For these reasons, asphalt roofs are extremely popular and among the most common roofs that you will find anywhere.
On the downside, asphalt roofs will wear down faster than other roofs. While you might be able to maintain a clay or concrete roof for generations, an asphalt roof could need to be replaced as frequently as every 20 years.
Clay is much more durable than asphalt, meaning that you won't need to replace it for many years. Clay also has a unique appearance that you might find appealing, particularly if you are looking for a reddish-brown tint. On top of that, a clay roof is extremely resistant to the heat, which means that you won't need to worry about your roof catching fire.
Unfortunately, clay will also cost you quite a bit to install. While this may seem like a high cost upfront, you could actually save money in the long run since clay won't need to be repaired or replaced too frequently.
Concrete roofs are a little cheaper than clay, offering similar longevity at a much lower initial investment. They are also perfect for cases where you want a roof full of classic shingles.
On the downside, concrete can be very heavy. If you aren't sure whether your roof can support the weight, then you should definitely consult a contractor (click here for additional info) before committing to concrete.
For a classic rustic appearance, you can't go wrong with wood. Not only does wood look good, but it doesn't cost as much as you might expect. In most cases, roof woods are made of cedar, which offers a better ratio of durability to cost than other types of wood.
As far as downsides are concerned, wood roofs need a lot of maintenance from time to time. On top of that, you need to worry about the threat of fires, since your roof will burn if it has not been treated to resist fires.Share
9 March 2016
When I married my husband 10 years ago, I agreed to move into the ranch home he already owned. Initially, we planned to live in this house for five years and then after a few years of marriage we wanted to buy our dream home. After our wedding, many things in our lives changed. We both got different jobs. And we decided to transform the house my husband owned when we married into our forever home. To accomplish this task, we have begun a major renovation project. The first job on our list was a new roof. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of roofs to install on a brick home.