November 4, 2007
While there are a lot of types of roofing available on the market today,
Asphalt Types Of Roofing
Asphalt shingles are the most popular types of roofing surfaces for residential buildings in the United States today. This is because they stand up well against fire, wind, tearing and other key performance indicators. These come in both "standard" (or 3-tab) and "designer" (architectural or multi-layered). The standard ones have a lightly-textured flat surface, while the designer shingles have a highly textured surface.
Wooden Types Of Roofing
Wooden shingles are made from cedar, redwood or southern pine. They are popular because of their natural look. These shingles are sawed by machines. However, you should know that some local building codes limit the use of these types of roofing because they do not do well with fire unless there is a factory-applied, fire-resistant treatment put on them.
Tile - Clay Or Concrete Types Of Roofing
Tile roofing is made from either clay or concrete. They are usually used in Mission and Spanish-style round-topped homes that are located in the Southwest as well as in Florida. These heavy types of roofing are available in a variety of colors and finishes. If you choose to replace a other types of roofing with tile, then you must first make sure that your roof can handle the weight.
Slate Types Of Roofing
Slate roofing comes from Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. There are different colors and grades of this type of roofing, depending upon its origins. This roofing is considered to be virtually indestructible. However, it is also more expensive than other types of roofing materials. Furthermore, its application requires special skill and experience. Nevertheless, many old homes, especially in the Northeast, are still protected by this long-lasting roofing material.
Metal Types Of Roofing
Metal is actually a type of low-slope roofing material. It has been found to be a good roofing alternative for homes and buildings that have steep sloped roofs. There are actually two types of metal roofing products that you can use. These are panels and shingles. A lot of different metal panel shapes and configurations are in existence today. Metal shingles are typically intended to simulate traditional roof coverings, such as wood. This is a long lasting type of roofing that is both lightweight and it also is also a lot more resistant to adverse weather. Furthermore, it is also aesthetically pleasing.