Our roof is the part of the house which protects us from the hot and cold weather. Without the roof, the house is incomplete and will be of no use. Usually, roofing material consists of asphalt shingles, clay, metal, tile, slate, wood shingles, and synthetic roofing products.
Each of the material has its own advantage and disadvantage and choosing the best material for your roofs should be determined by these factors for them to work in your favor. These are the factors:
1. Architectural style
The style of your roofing should match the style and architectural design. If you used the wrong kind of roofing material, your roof would look so inappropriate with the house design. For example, you would not want to see a synthetic polymer product on a historic home. It just would not fit.
2. State building codes
Some states have hazardous climatic events such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and forest fires. Because of this, states have building codes on what type of roofing you should use. Shingles would mostly be banned from states prone to hurricanes.
When looking for roofing materials, consider their functions. For example, houses with steep roof pitch are advisable to use shingles because wood sheds water faster. For houses with more corners, it is advisable to use slate. For flat houses, it is advisable to use rubber roofing.
Speaking of rubber roofing, do you know that rubber roofing has many benefits? Rubber roofs are usually made of recycled tires, sawdust, and slate dust which means that using this material is actually environment-friendly. Also, rubber roofing is more durable and waterproof than regular roofing materials.
One of the best rubber roofing materials in the market today is Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) rubber. This material is widely used for roofing around the world. To know more about its benefits, you can check this eye-soothing infographic from Fahey Roofing Contractors.