What Are The Best Types of Roofing Materials?

Metal

A metal roof works in any climate is low maintenance and some types last for a century and more. Copper roofs are the most expensive and revered of all roofing materials and develop a distinctive patina over time. Many metal roofing manufacturers use recycled materials and colors are varied. These roofs can be noisy in a heavy rain, and they’re ideal for environments that receive heavy snowfall. Since they’re reflective, they shed heat in hot climates and aren’t prone to wind damage.

Ceramic and Masonry Tiles

Like metal, these roofs are highly durable, but their use is limited to warm climates where snowfall is rare. Light-colored tiles reflect more sunlight, and overall, this material has more insulating value than other types of roofing materials.

Tile roofs last for five decades and more, but they’re prone to breakage when walked upon. They require more structural support that any other kind of roofing material. It could be difficult or financially impractical to increase the weight-bearing capacity of an existing home to replace existing shingles with a tile roof.

Fake Shakes

Rubberized shake shingles are rapidly replacing wood shake shingles for good reason. They’re lighter, require no maintenance, last for decades, aren’t a fire hazard, and cost much less. Today’s technology produces fake shake shingles that are nearly indistinguishable from their original wood counterparts. They easily shed rain and snow and have no climate limitations. They work great for roofing in Macomb County and Oakland County Michigan.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural or dimensional shingles are the most durable, expensive and attractive of asphalt shingles, the most common roofing material in the U.S and here in Macomb County. They’re lightweight, low maintenance and durable. However, they’re adversely affected by strong winds and high temperatures.

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