Graham Roof Replacement
The roof of a house is one of its most important architectural features. While its primary function is securing the building against the sun, rain, wind, animals, thieves, and vandals, the roofing system also impacts the energy efficiency and resale value of the property. That is why it is essential to make all decisions regarding a new construction roof installation or roofing maintenance project with due care. One of these relates to the roofing material.
The choice of roofing material dictates the look, functionality, and longevity of your home roof. It would be wise for you to know the different types, picking one after evaluating their pros and cons. Let us look at some of the most popular roofing materials.
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The most commonly used material seen on roofs of older homes, asphalt shingles are low-priced, easy to install or replace, moderately impact-resistant, and wind-resistant. With proper upkeep, an asphalt shingle roof can last 20-30 years.
Fiberglass shingles are a lighter and more eco-friendly alternative to conventional organic-mat asphalt shingles. These are made with a woven fiberglass mat covered by waterproof asphalt coating, topped with ceramic granules. Arguably the most common roofing material, fiberglass shingles are readily available, resilient, non-porous, and moisture-resistant. The shingles come in several styles and colors.
Slate roofs used to be popular due to their attractive appearance. The downside of slate as a roofing material is that it is heavy, delicate, and expensive. Synthetic slate came up as the ideal alternative. It is lightweight, affordable, durable, and can stand up to heavy hail and strong winds.
There is hardly anything to match the rustic beauty of wood roofs. Besides aesthetic appeal, amazingly long lifespan (up to 50 years) and energy efficiency are the other attractive features of wood shake roofing. Contrary to common belief, the material is also environment-friendly as the shakes are mostly made from recycled or refurbished wood and do not send any harmful by-products into the soil through the rainwater runoff. However, wood roofs are not fire-resistant and call for significant maintenance work.
Though metal roofing systems have long been used in commercial and industrial settings, the roofing material has also gained acceptance as a residential roofing material. Metal roofs are efficient, versatile in design and style, eco-friendly, lightweight, low maintenance, long-lasting, and available in many color options.
Graham Roof Replacements
A robust, efficient, and durable roofing system in your home comes from a combination of quality products and skilled workmanship. No matter which roofing material you prefer, let only Tedrick’s Roofing handle your residential roof installation project. Homeowners in and around Auburn, WA, can contact us at (206) 222-3150.