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Roofing-Pros and Cons of Different Roofing Materials

September 26th, 2022

ondition of your home’s roof can directly effect on the value of your home and appearance. Now there are many choices available in the market ranging from traditional wood to eco friendly rubber. It is always recommended you to choose the roof which suits best to your home location, style, structure and climate. There are different roofing materials available which have pros as well as cons. The asphalt shingles roofs are very popular. The main pros of this roofing material are that it is economical and you can repair it easily. The other advantage is that this type of roofing material is available in different types of shapes, colors, and sizes. The asphalt shingles roofs has also some cons. This type of roofing material is not suitable in warmer climates. This type of roofing material has fewer lifetimes than other roofing materials.

Metal roofing is becoming very popular. Metal roofing is alternative to traditional roofing materials. The main pros of metal roofing are maintenance free and light weighted. Metal roofing can also survive in high winds. The metal roofs are fireproof. The metal roofs can install over the old shingles. Metal roofing has also some cons. The main cons of metal roofing are sheer installation cost. The noise of rain can be doubled with a metal roof. Metal roofs are not safe for the standing or walk. The metal roofs can cause slippery when wet. The slate roofing is beautiful but high cost material. The main pros of slate roof are that it can last for hundred years and slate roofs are more fire resistant. This type of roofing material is environmentally friendly roofing material. The cons of slate roofing are that it is very expensive. The weights of slate roofs are too much. The weight of slate roofs are about 800 and 1500 pounds per square. Few contractors know properly to install slate roofs. Wood shake roofing looks beautiful at your home. The main pros of this type of roofing material are that it is wind resistant and also hail resistant. Many people prefer this type of roofing materials for their high end look.

The main cons of wood shakes are regular maintenance and also time to time application of chemicals to keep them fire resistant. This type of roofing material can damage from both sunlight and water. The wood shakes have high prices than other roofing materials. Wood roofing is very popular because of its elegant and warm looks. The main pros of wood roofing are its natural warm look. This type of roofing is very easily to repair or replace. The main cons of roofing material are that it needs more maintenance than other roofing materials. Cement roofing ads value to your home and looks elegant. The main benefit of cement roofing is that it is available in different colors and styles. The main disadvantage of this roofing material is than it is more costly than other roofing materials.

Choosing a New Home Roof

March 23rd, 2022

If you are having a home custom built you will also be choosing a new home roof in the process. If the home is in a housing development you may only be able to choose the color of the roof tiles.

If the development is in Southern California the new home roof will most likely be made of concrete tiles. If the home is in a high end housing development it may have a clay tile roof or perhaps a concrete tile roof made to look like the classic red Spanish tile roof both in color and shape.

And if it is a concrete tile it probably is a lighter weight tile than a real red tile roof component.
In developments in other areas of the country you may get a combination of different roofing materials on a new home roof, including asphalt shingles.

If you are having a custom home built for yourself then you can really choose just about any type of roofing material that is available. There is a custom built round house with a somewhat pitched round roof sitting up in the hills in Palm Springs, California that has a reflective copper roof and as you drive by with the sun hitting it just right the roof seems to glow. And metal roofs which include copper are a possibility for a new home.

The major downside to having a copper roof installed is the cost factor. However if you are spending the money in building a high quality custom home then choosing copper for the roof is always an option. Actually a copper roof is a good choice as it is does not corrode and can withstand extreme weather conditions and it also will last a life time.

The material is flexible and can be formed to cover just about any architectural style of home.
One thing about building a custom home is when choosing the new roof, in many communities there are building codes that may restrict your roofing material choice. Your architect will be able to tell you what you can do in these communities.