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.