Quality roofs begin with quality materials. Popular roofing materials are asphalt, shingles, metals, tile, plastics (such as PVC), or various types of rubber. Each of these roofing materials has its pros and cons, and each is better suited for certain purposes over others.
Choosing the right materials requires a comparison of factors, such as appearance, durability, expected lifespan, weather resistance, material costs, and cost of installation. You should also consider your home’s architecture, the slope of your roof, and the weather conditions of your area.
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Roof shingles most often consist of overlapping layers of wood, slate (or stone), metal, or asphalt, which are laid in successive courses from the bottom of the roof to the top. The specific material you choose for your shingles can dramatically change the cost of installation, durability, and look of your roof.
- Metal Shingles and Slate Shingles: Of the various types of shingles, metal shingles and slate shingles are the most resistant to impact and extreme weather conditions, giving them extremely long lifespans. However, in addition to the high initial cost of these materials, they can also be significantly more expensive to install than other options.
- Wood Shingles: Wood shingles, including wood shakes and cedar shingles, give roofs a natural texture and an attractive wood color that can gradually fade over time. These shingles are durable and impact resistant, but they can also be vulnerable to fire and moisture.
- Asphalt Shingles: Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material due mainly to their cost effectiveness. Although more affordable than other premium shingles, they are still very durable and low maintenance. Fiberglass shingles, a type of asphalt shingle, are known for their particularly high fire rating (Class A).
Metal roofs are rapidly increasing in popularity among homeowners because of their premium look, durability, and energy efficiency. These roofs are made of impermeable and impact-resistant metal alloys, such as copper, zinc, and steel. Of these metals, copper is perhaps the most common in new roofs, due to its high resistance to corrosion, lightning protection, and low maintenance. Regardless of which alloy you choose, the metal panels that make up your roof are usually coated with ceramic, epoxy, or other materials to increase your roof’s protection against water, heat, and rust.
Metal roofs can be more expensive to install than your common asphalt shingles, but their long lifespan (40-70 years) and little to no upkeep make them one of the most cost-effective roofing options.
Tile roofs are popular among homeowners looking to add elegance to their home’s exterior, especially those living in coastal areas with salty air and high humidity. Traditionally, roofing tiles were made of fired clay, slate, or terra cotta, but today they’re usually made from molded and tinted concrete and slate. Potential shapes include flat, curved, fluted, and interlocking styles.
Although most known for their highly attractive aesthetic, tile roofs are as functional as they are beautiful. These roofs are significantly more energy-efficient than most asphalt shingles because they decrease the flow of heat into your attic and home by as much as 70%. Tile roofing is highly resistant to weather, insect, and rot damage, making it a durable and low-maintenance roofing option.
Tile roofing does have its limitations. It is brittle and vulnerable to impact, so it requires extra care during installation to minimize breakage, increasing the time and cost of installation. Tile roofs are also excessively heavy, limiting them to homes with solid structures.