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The Pros and Cons of Some Common Roof Types

Renovating your roof can take a lot of time, effort, and expenses, so it’s important to make sure that the materials you chose complement your situation. Deciding on what type of materials to use for your roof will depend on considerations like durability, price, and how a certain type of roofing materials can weather the climate in your area. Asphalt shingles are among the most widely used roof types because of its affordability and how easy it can be installed. They can even be installed on top of existing roof fixtures, making the whole process quick and hassle free. However, despite being fire-resistant and lightweight, asphalt shingles can deteriorate faster than most other types of roofing. An alternative to asphalt shingles are those made of wood. While wooden shingles or shakes can be a bit more expensive, they can provide good better insulation than most other types of roofing materials. Unfortunately, considering how easy it is for wood to become damaged and rot over time, using wooden shingles isn’t the most ideal roofing solution for humid climates. Those that want to make use of roof types that don’t require as much maintenance as asphalt and wooden shingles can make use of tiled roofing. Tiles are the most flexible in terms of aesthetic design, and you can be sure to find something that will suit the style of your home. The only down side to this type of flexibility is the price tag. Tiles are also much heavier than other roofing materials, requiring extra support from the roof framing. Metal roofing is another good alternative that’s only slightly more expensive that asphalt shingles. Best of all, it provides the most effective solution in protecting a structure from fire, rotting, and other environmental factors. Unfortunately, metal roofs can make a lot of noise during particularly strong rainstorms. There are many other...
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