Upgrading your roof is a major home renovation project wherein safety, durability, and aesthetic sense must be taken into consideration, because a roof serves as protection against the sun’s heat, cold and other elements, so be sure to make a smart decision when it comes to your roof’s design, color, and materials. Most roofing is usually sold by square foot, and there are a wide variety of materials, colors, and designs. The most common roofing materials include composition shingles, metal panels and tiles, wood shingles and shakes, clay or concrete tiles, and slates.
The most popular roofing material is composition singles or also known as asphalt shingles, which consist of fiberglass mat between the two asphalt layers, and tiny stones are embedded on top, serving as protection of shingles from the sun’s damaging rays. Composition shingles or asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive as compared to other roofing materials, and almost all roofers know how to properly install them, they also have a good fire resistance and may contain copper and zinc for inhibiting algae growth. Asphalt shingles only last for twenty years, needs periodic cleaning for moss and debris removal, some types have a reflective coating to lower cooling costs, and they are also recyclable, though most worn out asphalt shingles end up in landfills. Wood shingles and shakes have decreased in popularity because quality has declined as well as the rising concerns about fire. Wood shingles and shakes perform well in dry climates, usually used where hail is severe, and some have even up to fifty years warranty, though are not fire-resistant and some building codes prohibit their usage. Metal panels and tiles is the fastest-growing residential roofing material, which is also mostly found on the farm and commercial buildings. Metal panels and tiles are extremely long-lasting, with good fire resistance and are strong for resisting the wind and heavy hail. Learn about Boca Raton Roof Replacement here!
Clay or concrete tiles, especially red tiles is a common feature of Spanish-style homes, simulating wooden shingles or shakes, and others almost look like slate. Concrete or clay tiles are best used for dry climates, because they are moss magnets in damp climates, and they are also long lasting, will not burn and can be reused. Slates are more common in the East than in the West, and they are best suited for roofs that are fairly steep which shed water quickly because slates hang from the nails, not glued down. Slates last for decades, sheds rain and snow and do not burn. The structure is heavy, and slates are expensive, requiring skills for proper repair and installation. Feel free to contact us directly if you are looking for a trusted, reliable and experienced Boca Raton Roof Repair company.