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4 Common Roof Types

4 Common Roof Types

September 19, 2013

Homeowners have a variety of choices for covering their roofs; however, shingles are the most common.

ASPHALT SHINGLES: They are popular because they are low in cost, they come in various colours and styles so they can match almost any style of home. You can find them in two types; fibreglass or organic. The organic shingles are more durable, but they are more expensive.

CEDAR SHAKE: They are a popular option for homeowners who want a long lasting roof that has more visual appeal than the traditional asphalt shingle roof. These type of shingles, are ideal for hot climates because they resist UV damage. They are also great for places that experience a lot of hurricanes and thunderstorms because they can withstand severe weather. Cedar is a natural insulator so it can also help you to cut down your energy expenses. Cedar roofs are difficult to install, so make sure you hire a qualified roofing company.

TILE: Tile is one of the most durable materials. Tile lasts much longer than traditional asphalt shingles. Tile comes in different styles and colours. It also reduces heating and cooling costs because it’s a great insulator and it reduces heat transfer.

METAL: Many homeowners choose metal roofs because they offer great protection from the sun, rain, snow and wind. A metal roof will disintegrate and decompose at a slower rate than other roof styles. They are also lighter and easier on the support structures of the house, which means less stress on the walls over time.

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