The Different Types Of Roofing Systems On The Market
When we think about roofing, we usually think about one of two things. We may think about the traditional, asphalt shingles roof or we may think about green roofing. Which do you think is best? Which type of roof is best for your home? Which one will protect your home the best? The answers to these questions depends upon your home, your climate, and the overall look you want your home to have.
The word synthetic typically refers to any type of material that mimics the appearance of one type of natural material, including wood, asphalt shingles, or tile roofs. In our current world of high-tech materials and manufacturing techniques, the term synthetic may also refer to any material that can be made inexpensively and quickly. The most popular type of this product today is a manufactured roof with an integrated steel reinforcement system. Today one of the newest and hottest types of this composite roofing product is a faux shingled roof that is created from rubber composites and with resins extracted from recycled tires.
Wood shakes have been around for more than 50 years but only recently have they become an extremely popular roofing material. Although many people will tell you they are not very durable because they decay so quickly, the opposite is true. Wooden shakes are extremely durable and are highly resistant to rot, mold, and fungus. They are also fire-resistant, which adds another great benefit to them.
However, this durability comes at a cost as wood shakes are quite costly when it comes to roofing panels. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, are less expensive but because they are typically manufactured from petroleum byproducts, they are not as durable as shakes. However, asphalt tiles are very durable and can withstand extreme weather conditions and are quite affordable. They are also very easy to maintain and do not need to be replaced as often as roofing panels.
Fiberglass is one of the oldest roofing materials but it has lost some of its luster over the past few years. Nevertheless, fiberglass tiles remain an option because they offer superior strength and durability when compared to slate and stone tiles. In fact, tile roofs are superior to all other roof types in terms of fire resistance and water resistance. If you want to save money on your roof construction, you should definitely consider using fiberglass tiles. They are also very easy to install and maintenance-free.
Slate shingles may be the perfect solution if you are trying to create a roofing system that is durable, resistant to hail, and fireproof. However, this type of roof may not be the best choice for homeowners in the United States. Slate shingles may be slightly more expensive than asphalt and fiberglass tiles but they are far more durable and weather resistant. Therefore, if you are going to build a new roof or replace an existing roof, slate shingles may be a good choice as they are relatively inexpensive and easy to maintain.