Residential Roof Types/Systems
There are so many different types of roofing materials out there, how do you choose just one? If you are thinking about the type of roof that you might like to have, then this article might just help you narrow down the selection a bit. Before you decide upon any kind of roofing, it is important to consider the overall life of the material that you will choose.
While some types of roofing might be inexpensive, these materials usually don't last very long. On the flip side, while some materials might be expensive, they will last for many years to come without a lot of maintenance - just some things to think about while looking over the options listed below.
Let's start with one of the most popular types of roofing material: composition shingle.
COMPOSITION SHINGLES are inexpensive, they come in various colors and types, and are relatively easy to repair. Basic composition roofing is comprised of a fiberglass core, asphalt, and a mineral surface to protect against the elements. Composition shingles are available with 20 year, 30 year, 40 year, 50 year, and lifetime warranties. Roof Maintenance.ca contractors install a variety of composition shingles from manufacturers including, but not limited to IKO, GAF/ELK, and CERTAINTEED.
CEDAR SHINGLES AND SHAKES are popular throughout some areas of Canada and are becoming more and more popular in the GTA , though these shingles are not fire-friendly. In addition, they tend to be very high maintenance. However no other roofing material can give the beauty of cedar shingles, handsplit or taper sawn shakes, they do give off a natural look, they tend to blend in nicely with any surroundings, and they will last for a long time if they are properly taken care of.
The availability to offer a 30yr to 50yr warranty makes cedar an attractive investment.
One great option is METAL ROOFING. For all around durability and beauty a metal roof system is the best choice! With many classic colors to choose from, and the fact that there is minimal maintenance it is no wonder that metal roofing is an excellent choice for many different styles of homes. Metal roofing tiles are available in a variety of colors and styles like ceramic tile cedar shakes or slate. They last a long time, and they are low maintenance. However, metal roofs are more expensive that most other kinds. Out of all the different types of roofing materials, metal roofs are often a favorite choice for many homeowners.
Clearly, there are lots of different types of roofing materials, and some of those sorts have not even been discussed in this article. Thus, the best thing for you to do is to contact Roof Maintenance.ca and ask about the different types of materials that you might want to consider, and decide upon the right one for your home or business.
Keep in mind that the cheapest option might not always be the best choice. Instead, look for a roofing material that will last for many years.