We can find several roofing materials and it can make us confused as we have several options for the replacement of roofing. Here are some roofing materials which gives you a complete knowledge so that you can select the best roofing material.
1. Composition Shingles and Laminated Shingles:
This is one of the most popular and most used roofing material. Both composition shingles and laminated shingles are mostly used by a huge number of house owners. Composition shingles have the variety of colors which helps to make your roof more attractive. Comparing to other roofing materials it needs a low budget but the estimated life is less than 30 years whereas laminated shingles are same as composition shingles but it has more power to control wind and it is fire resistant. The estimated life of laminated shingles is about 40 to 60 years.
Slate is another roofing material which is used by older and historic homes. They also offer the variety of colors and is also good for handling fire and wind. But if you have the limited budget it is not suitable for you, it is a little bit costlier as it requires skilled manpower for installation.
3. Metal roofing:
Metal roofing is also one if the oldest type of roofing. You cannot find it in the modern house. It has one great issue that this roofing material feels difficult to fix the leaks. But it is very good for controlling environmental pollution as it is made from recycled materials. You can enjoy metal roofing for 40 to 80 years. Metal roofing is durable, fire resistant and it requires very less maintenance.
4. Clay tile:
Clay tile is another popular roofing material which is expensive as it is done by the professional team. The main merits to select this material is that it is durable and it can be last for more than 100 years. You can select the variety of colors as it mostly comes with yellow, orange and brown. Clay tile is heavy compared to other roofing materials and it compulsory requires framing to support them. This roofing material is mostly used in France, Spain and many other European countries.
You can find more roofing material but above mentioned are the most popular and widely used roofing materials. You can select any one according to your need and wants.