Choosing a roofing material

What to look for in a roof for your home

From more natural materials like slate and wood to manufactured products like asphalt, sheet metal, and plastic polymers, there are so many different kinds of roofing to choose from to make your home look and feel like what you always imagined.

Each kind of material have their advantages and disadvantages, but they all give a unique and distinctive design to your home. 

As well as the roofing, it is also important to ensure that your home is well insulated, warm and dry.

Key factors to consider when choosing a roof for your home:

  • How long will the roof last?
  • How well does the material withstand harsher weather conditions?
  • Consider your roof framing – will the weight of the roof be supported?
  • How much does your roof slope?
  • Will the roof material fir with the style and design of the house? Qualified roofers can help with this. Contact a local roofer today.
  • How sustainable and eco-friendly are the roofing materials?
  • How much does the material cost? More.

Roofing materials:

There are many materials to choose from, and with the help of your roofer or architect, you will be able to find the right roofing type for your home.

Most sustainable roofing materials.

1. Asphalt

This is such a commonly used roofing material because it is very affordable and is very easily installed.

Asphalt is made of fibreglass that’s been combined with asphalt, which is why it is grainy to the touch.

2. Wood

Wood has been the main choice of roofing material for centuries, and it can still be a good option for a roof, though it is more expensive than asphalt.

Wood is less durable and weather-resistant, yet it still lasts around 25 years.

3. Tile

Tiled roofing is very common, and though it can be expensive, tiled roofs are very durable.

It is a very heavy roof so you will need to make sure that your home can withstand this weight. This is something that the roofers will determine before undergoing any work.

4. Slate

The beauty with slate is that it can be used for centuries – it can last for hundreds of years, and old slate can be recycled and added to new buildings, which makes it quite a sustainable solution.

Ways to make your roof more energy-efficient.

It is very heavy and can be expensive, yet its durability makes it a cost-effective roofing solution with a stylish finish!

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