A big part of what makes a home is with how durable and aesthetically-pleasing the materials used during the construction of the house. One part of your home is the roof, without the existence of a roof, your house may fail to stand firm and will cost you a fortune in maintaining if the material that you chose is not for the long-term use. Choosing the right equipment makes not only sure that your roof is reliable but also makes sure that the other aspects of your home life are positively affected, like your maintenance budget and energy efficiency.
There a lot of tips available on magazines and online that can help you choose good quality roof material, but, as far as information goes, how can a homeowner simplify their purchase for their roof? Here are some questions that you should consider helping you find the appropriate material for your roof: Will particular framing and installation needed due to the weight of the roof material? Will special maintenance be required? Does the roofing material meet the fire codes? How long will the roof last, and is there a warranty for it? These are just guiding questions for homeowners to consider while they are on the hunt of finding the top roof for their homes.
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As the list goes long for the available materials for residential roofs, here are some of the most common elements found in the market today:
- Asphalt Shingle Roofing – Found in more than 70% of all family homes in the US. The advantage in using this type of roofing material is its affordability and variety of textures, colors, and shapes.
- Natural and Composite or Vinyl Slate Tiles – Aside from providing a luxurious appearance to any home, slate roofing requires little maintenance, it is a “lifetime roof” for any building and a green roofing material due to its durability and recyclability.
These are just some of the materials available out in the market that you can choose from, to learn more, please check the infographic below created by Fahey Roofing and Contracting.