The first thing you see when you look at any house is the roof. A roof can add or reduce the overall appearance of your home. You should, therefore, strive to get roofing materials that add beauty to the overall look of your home. There are numerous options of roofing materials you can choose from to help you bring out the best feel and look of your home.
Roofing materials that bring the best of your home exterior
Tiles add texture to your roof. They are made of concrete or clay. Roofing tiles made from concrete are heavy, but affordable and versatile. If durability is what you are looking for, then g flat, ribbed or scalloped clay tiles is what you should consider. They last long and are non-combustible whereas the concrete tiles are more energy efficient.
Metal tiles are available in stylish shingles and panels and are weather resistant. It is also available in copper, zinc, stainless steel and aluminum. Metal roofs are light in weight, sleek, recyclable and durable. They are perfect for cottage, cabins and bungalow home styles.
Wood shakes and shingles
Wood shakes are handmade and are rougher in comparison to wood shingles that are machine cut. They are fire resistant and offer a rustic look especially those that are made from cedar, and pine. Wooden shingles may not be best in wet climates and are highly prone to splitting, molding, and rotting. However, they are excellent for bungalow, cottage, Craftsman, Cape Cod and Tudor home styles.
They are common for residential properties. It could be because the material is very economical and easy to install. Asphalt is not as expensive and is available in different colors that will work with any house style. Asphalt shingles, however, offer no insulation benefits and do not last that long. But the positive side of this material is that you can reinforce it with fiberglass or organic materials without interfering with their appearance.
Slate roofing materials offer elegant appearance and unmistakable beauty thanks to the available shades of grey, purple, red, green and black. The advantages of this material are that it is fire resistant, durable, sustainable and
recyclable. It is, however, heavy and expensive and requires roofing company experts to install it. Also, it requires additional framing. The material is the best to bring out elegance if you have French Chateau, and European and colonial home style.
Choosing a professional and experienced roofing company will offer you best results with repairs and maintenance, replacements and installations.