Roofing Material Comparisons
When the time comes to replace your roof, choosing the materials used is an essential question to ask. Considering the factors like durability, cost, aesthetics, presentation & climate compatibility. Below is a guideline to consider.
The most commonly used roofing materials in todays industry are Asphalt shingles, Metal roofing, and wood shakes.
Asphalt Shingles have a fiberglass mat as the base layer. The mat is coated with asphalt, which contains water proofing & adhesive properties. They are know for their durability as some shingles have a lifespan of up to 50 years!
Metal Roofing is highly durable & can last 50+ years, energy efficient, reflects sunlight, low maintenance & available in various styles.
Wood Shakes Its more of a "natural appearance." It is good insulation, & can last 30-50 years, and when sourced correctly, it can be environmentally friendly.
Remember that choosing the right roofing material depends on your budget, climate, & appearance preferences. It is always best to consult a professional roofing contractor is able to give advice & their professional opinion.