The roof is your home’s first line of defense from natural hazards such as wind, rain, fire, hail, snow, ice and extreme heat. It’s also the most vulnerable part of your home. Every day, your roof is exposed to weather and other outside elements that may contribute to decay and deterioration, increasing the risk of damage to the roof itself. So updating your existing roof allows you to add value to your home while saving you a great deal of money on roof maintenance or roof repair in Fort Worth.
While roof framing and proper installation are always important, the material of choose for roofing can bring the exterior of your home to the next level and increase its life expectancy. The roofing style depends on several factors such as architecture, purpose, location and availability of roofing materials etc. There are lots of options for roofing materials available and here is a rundown of some of the most popular ones.
Asphalt Shingles – Also known as composite shingles, these are the most popular of all the roofing materials. Most people use asphalt shingles as their roofing material due to low cost, ease of installation, and resiliency.
Metal – Metal roofs are resistant to extreme weather conditions. Available in two types, panels and shingles, metal roofs come in aluminum, copper, stainless steel and zinc. It’s more durable and lasts longer than asphalt and also offers high solar reflectance.
Slate Shingles – Slate is a variety of stone that is easy to split in thin sheets and makes an ideal material for roofing. While many cheaper alternatives for slate are available like the rubber slates, slate shingles are for the people who will not settle for anything else. Plus, slate has a beautiful distinctive appearance.
Clay and Concrete Tiles – Clay tiles are very heavy, requiring additional roof framing, but they are non-combustible and extremely durable. Clay roofing tiles can come in lighter colors, which adhere to the cool roof standards.
Wood Shingles – Wood shingles offer a rustic look and are a natural product usually made from cedar, redwood and southern pine. Shingles are mostly made by being cut which distinguishes them from shakes which are made by being split out of a bolt.
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