What Are The Types Of Roofing Materials?

Posted on September 20, 2010 in Home Remodeling

If you are planning to renovate your house, then roofing is something you need to be aware of. Improper roofing can make or break the beauty of your house. So, what are the types of roofing materials? The following are the materials you may consider for your dream home.

Asphalt shingles – cheap and effective

Asphalt Shingles

These shingles are preferred by homes across the United States. Available in a variety of colors, they last for 30-40 years.

But they are prone to moss build and need to be taken care of. Moss is harmful, both for your house and your family. So, if you already have asphalt roofing on your house, then do a quick check up.

Metal Shingles

Metal shingles – costly but effective

Moss problem is easily dealt with here as the metal heats up during day time thereby reducing the chances of moss build-up.They last long as well and are bit costly as well.

Owing to their high return on investment, they are being increasingly preferred by many. So, this might be the right material for your house after all.

Concrete Shingles

Concrete shingles – effective and long lasting

Homes situated in the warmer climates have concrete shingles as they help in keeping the interiors warm. They last for well over 50 years, giving you a considerable return on investment.

Although the color-choice is limited, yet their high life expectancy will come in handy if you are looking for a low-budget renovation.

Slate Shingles

Slate shingle : For that luxurious experience

They last long, really long. They are costly and are mostly taken up by people with deep pockets and luxury houses.

Their life expectancy is over a hundred years. If you can afford them, go for them. These kind of roofing materials enhance the house’s beauty manifold. You will be your neighbor’s envy for sure.

Living Roof

Green Roof : For tomorrow and forever

Now this is something new and something really interesting. Swallow-rooting plants on the roof both protect the house as well as the roof.

They improve the local air quality as well. Furthermore, they drastically reduce the storm-water flow.

Although the initial cost of set-up is high, they go a long way.

For further information on how to renovate your house, get in touch with P.J.Fitzpatrick, Inc., today!

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