27 June 2017 / Metal Roofing

5 Basic Types of Roofing Materials

roofing materialsThis article provides the list of most popular roofing materials being used.  Although it all serves the same purpose, which is to protect your roof and home, each materials comes with different durability, longevity and cost – which is being highlighted in this article.

1. Asphalt Shingles

Considered to be one of the common materials being used for your roofs, asphalt shingles are easy to install and easily sourced.  Proven to be long-lasting, this type of roofing material can be give a warranty of up to 30 years.

2. Rolled Roofing

As mentioned in the article, rolled roofing is best for outbuilding or low-slope roofs on residential homes.  This is considered as one of the quickest methods that give long-term roofing.

3. Metal Roofing

Metal roofing may not be the easiest roofing material to install and it is quite expensive but still is a popular choice for some homeowners due to its durability, fire-resistant material and stylish finish.

4. Slate Shingles

Slate roofing is best installed by a roof professional as it is quite difficult to install as well as time-consuming.  This is made of stone and considered to be one of the most attractive choices when remodeling homes.

5. Green Roof

A green roof is becoming a fad nowadays as it gives room for the homeowners to grow plants, absorb rainwater and provide thermal insulation as well as put oxygen back in the air.

Whichever material you will use for your next re-roofing, take into considerations several things, do your research and choose from the above list that this article has provided.