Types of Roofing Materials and Their Benefits

February 20, 2017 by Katie Jones Tags : ,

Does your roof need replacing or repair work completed? Then here are the various options you could choose and the advantages they have to offer:

  • Roofing tiles: these are synthetic materials that are most commonly recommended by contractors. They can also be treated to have a weather proof glazing coat. Due to their flat shape, they are perfect for layering on a roof. Certain designs allow for interlocking, which adds additional strength to the design.
  • Standing roof materials: these are manufactured from slate, which is a popular material due to how waterproof and adamant it is. One of their main advantages is the length of time they can be used before¬†they wear out and need replacement. However, when the architecture of a building requires a specific form of slate it can be hard to find it.
  • Felt roofing: these are polyurethane based materials that have a painted layer on top to act as a protective coat. Typically, this type of roofing materials is used for flat roofs such as for garden sheds and garages.