A Guide to the Different Roofing Options
There are many different types of roofs on the market today, and it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. Metal roofs, asphalt shingle roofs, slate roofs, and tile roofs are all popular choices. Watermark Exteriors will help you take a closer look at each one!
Metal roof: durability and life expectancy, cost effectiveness, non-combustible material that is fire resistant as well as recyclable. One drawback might be the noise during rain or hail storms though some newer types of metal roofs are designed to minimize this sound effect somewhat.
Asphalt shingles: common in many suburban neighborhoods across America due to its affordability but not necessarily optimal if you want something long lasting because asphalt has less longevity than metal (which can last upwards from 50 years) with only around 20-30 years before it needs replacing again time expensive maintenance costs associated over time too so factor those into your decision process when deciding which type of roof would work best for your house!
Slate tiles have been used historically on buildings like libraries and churches because they are durable, fire-resistant (non-combustible), weatherproof. The downside is that installing them can be difficult due to their weight so it’s important to hire a professional contractor who has experience with this type of material as well as having proper equipment like cranes or lifts available when needed onsite during installation which means additional costs incurred upfront however cost effective over long term maintenance costs associated throughout its lifetime due tile being low maintenance unlike other types such ashfalt shingles where there will always be those repairs necessary.
Tile roofs: common in southwestern states and Florida for its heat resistance, beauty, and longevity. The main drawback might be the cost with slate tiles being the most expensive of all options followed by ceramic or terracotta tiles. However, if you factor in that a tile roof can last upwards from 50 years (compared to 20-30 for asphalt shingles) with little need for repairs or replacements over time, then it may be a more economical choice in the long run!