Roofing should not be taken lightly. You have to place lots of thought and consideration into buying and using the right material for your home. So to help you with your choice, Campbell roofers offers a few roofing options to choose from.
Most of the residential roofs in United States are made using cheap and effective asphalt roofing shingles. These roofs have a 20 – 30 year warranty. The latest upgrade to this roofing material is the architectural shingle. Though a bit expensive, it is about twice the thickness of asphalt roofing shingles, has a 30 year warranty and adds style to your home.
Ceramic roofs in Florida
Ceramic roof tiles are popular in the warmer states of Florida and Southwest. These tile roofs are heavy and require a frame to support its weight. The most popular tiles are the 16 inch barrel tiles that look like half cylinders. This roofing option may be more expensive than asphalt, but lasts for more than 50 years.
While metal roofs were once popularly used on sheds, barns and outbuildings in frames, based on the quality and style, these roofs today can be cheap and long lasting. Metal roofing is most popular in places where there is heavy snowfall and gives a unique look to custom homes. Moreover, if properly installed and maintained, they can last for about 50 years.
Wood shake mature with time
Campbell roofers state that wood shake and wood shingle roofing fits various home architecture styles. Over time, these roofs weather to give a grayish or silver tone to make your home blend with the surroundings.
These wood shingles are smooth, cut uniformly but tend to vary in width. However wood shakes are rougher ath, cut uniformly but tend to vary in width. However wood shakes are rougher and tougher than shingles as they are split and not sawn from wood logs. The rising costs of wood, the changing building codes and fire safety regulations make wood shake and shingle roofing an expensive roofing option. These roofs if properly installed, can last 30 years.
A better option is engineered roofing materials that look like wood shakes and shingles but are made from cement materials and have better fireproof qualities. Some of them are even much better than actual wood roofs and require minimum maintenance.
Long lasting slate
Slate is popularly used in high end custom houses. Its lifespan of 100 years, ability to shed snow and ice and proper roof support and structure to support it makes slate a very popular roofing option.
However as slate is rather expensive, Campbell roofers state that manufactured slate products are very much in demand. These engineered slate roofing materials are made from plastic and recycled rubber composites and are reasonably priced, have only a third the weight of real state and come with a 50 year warranty.