As a homeowner, you’ll most likely need to replace your roof at some point. Though it’s a major home improvement project, roof replacements can add style, value, and protection to your home. Your home’s roof must shield you from rain, hail, winds, and the sun. That being said, you want to have your roof in good working order. Here’s an overview of some of the various materials All American Roofing uses when constructing a roof:
Also known as asphalt shingles, composition shingles are the most popular material used in residential roofing. As the name suggests, this product is composed of many different materials. The primary components are asphalt, fiberglass and stone aggregate. Composition shingles are durable, fire-resistant and relatively inexpensive. Some varieties contain metal particulates that inhibit moss growth. One drawback to this roofing option is that it only has a lifespan of about 20 years.
Wood shingles were popular before composition shingles hit the market and are making a comeback now. This product makes a traditional design scheme shine. In areas where humidity levels are low, these shingles can last for about 50 years; however, they don’t last as long in wet climates. Unless they’ve been fire-treated, wood shingles are also not fire-resistant.
A signature feature of Spanish-style architecture, clay roofs are a great choice for homes in hot, sunny areas. Clay tiles have a long lifespan, are fairly sturdy and are fire resistant. Unfortunately, they can be easily damaged by hail. In addition, clay tiles tend to be fairly heavy, which means your home must be able to structurally bear the weight of a heavy roof.
For more information about roofing materials and what roofing services we can offer your property, contact our All American Roofing experts at 954-772-7663.
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