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Choosing The Right Roofing Material For Your Home

Depending on your style and preference, there are many roofing materials that you can choose from for your roof. From slate, wood to asphalt and sheet metal, your options are abundant. Here are just some of the types of materials below.

Asphalt Shingles - Asphalt Shingles are affordable and easy to install and is the most common type of residential roofing material used in the United States. It can be used on low to steeper sloped roofs and offers good fire and wind resistance. It also comes in a variety of colors. However, it has a shorter life span than other roofing materials and the quality can vary depending on the brand. If maintained property, asphalt shingles may last up to 20 years.

Metal Roofing - Metal roofings can last longer than asphalt and is offers better wind resistance. It comes in either sheets or shingles. Metal roofs can resist extreme weather conditions and comes in aluminum, coper, stainless steel and zinc. It is also relatively expensive depending on the style but can last up to 40 to 75 years.

Wood Shingles - Wood shingles provides a natural, rustic look for a home. It is a natural product usually made from cedar, southern pine or redwood. But be careful as it may be prohibited in some areas due to fire codes and can also create mold in wet conditions. Lifespan of wood shingles are about 25 to 30 years.

Slate Roofing - Slate is very durable and fire resistant. It also presents well and gives your roof a distinct elegance and look. With this nice look comes an expensive cost. It is also heavy and would require extra framing. Lifespan is quite long and can last more than 50 and even up to 100 years. Slate can be seen on colonial, European or French style homes.

If you have any questions on roofing materials, contact us at R&C Roofing Contractors Ask us about our no obligation roof inspection. With over 50 years of combined roofing experience, we can help inspect and repair your roof.


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