4 Roofing Materials You Should Know About

March 21, 2017 by Katie Jones Tags : ,

Whether you are getting a new roof installed or an existing one repaired it helps to understand the different types of roofs out there. The type of roof you acquire or currently have will present different challenges and considerations to make.

  1. Asphalt roofing singles: this is an affordable roofing material that costs around $1-5 per square foot. It’s also fairly easy to repair because roofing shingles are not large panels but instead come in many single units. When one of these units breaks you can simply replace it with another one.
  2. Rubberized materials: an economically friendly option that’s also durable. Some of these roofs are created from recycled materials, but they are still leak-proof. It’s also a lightweight and flexible material. This means no heavy maintenance will be required in order to ensure everything’s well-maintained.
  3. Tile roofing: this is durable and not vulnerable to fire. Another one of its advantages is the long lifespan of 100 years. You will not need to perform repairs for a long time to come. Also, ventilation is boosted with this roof type. When selecting this specific tile roof there is a comprehensive array of colors and designs to choose from.
  4. Wood roofing: costing $4-8 per square foot this is one of the more expensive options, but it can add a lot of character to your home. It reduces heat transmission and provides an overall warmer look.