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Want to Know What Type of Roof Is Better Suited for Your Region?

What Are the Different Kinds of Roofing Materials Available Today?

Many residential roofs found within the U.S. today are built using composition asphalt shingles. These materials come in various colors and a lifespan of almost 30 years. Another type which is similar but much thicker is a dimensional shingle. These come with a longer lifespan of 40 years.

Shingles are simple to apply, and the most economical for homes. But, the build-up of moss and sufficient venting are some disadvantages with shingles. Which is why more modern homes are now using cedar shakes, due to the fact they are more environmentally friendly and come with a lifespan of 30 years.

Because metal roofing has steel, aluminum or copper in them, these materials are better for different regions. This is truer in regions that are prone to wet weather. Metal is known to reflect heat, in addition to being able to withstand high wind, rain and snow, so the metal has no problems with moss building up, unlike shingles do. Although metal cost more, it is still much cheaper than other materials. Plus, they will have a lifespan of 50 years.

Clay and concrete tile roofing are normally seen in warmer climates or on homes that have a Spanish influence to them. These materials can be used in any region. Clay is an extremely resilient material and is able to stand up to harsh weather climates. Another extra bonus is their lifespan of 50 years. However, this material is known to be quite expensive and extremely heavy, which is not a good choice for certain houses.

Slate is still the most expensive material today and is normally seen on the more high-end houses. Although most choose slate because it is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye, there are, however, several other advantages. Slate will not allow mold or insects to grow or settle on it, plus its lifespan is a massive 100 years.

If you need roofing services of the highest quality, call Witt Roofing LLC today at (804) 223-8179. We are in Petersburg, VA.