Your home is perhaps your most valuable asset. As such, you want to ensure that it is a safe, comfortable, and attractive place in which to live and raise a family. There is one feature of every home that can help achieve this goal. The all-important roof over your head can be composed of a variety of materials, any one of which will withstand the most intense weather of every season.
Fiberglass and Organic Asphalt Shingles
For environmentally-conscious homeowners looking for economic roofing materials, organic asphalt shingles are a good choice. Ecologically friendly and matted with wood or other natural cellulose fibers, these shingles are flexible even in cold weather. For those who are looking for something more lightweight, fiberglass mat shingles not only meet this requirement but are ideal for warm and wet climates: water drains off them more easily. You should think about replacing asphalt shingles every 10 to 20 years.
Tar and gravel roofing consists of three layers: roofing felt covered by tar and topped by gravel. This uppermost layer prevents wind damage and also deflects the sun’s UV rays—protecting the materials underneath and keeping the house cooler.
Membrane systems are usually made of synthetic rubber. Laid over a fireproof base, the membrane layer is torched down with flame or hot air. The result is a waterproof roof that holds up during winter and spring freezes and thaws.
This roofing material has many perks. It’s more affordable and needs less maintenance and repair. Metal roofs are available in many colors, textures, and patterns, making them an aesthetically pleasing crown for your castle. This ecologically-friendly type of roofing is composed of at least 28% recycled materials. It will lower energy costs and minimize your effect on the environment at the same time. Metal roofs are long-lasting and protective: they are more impervious to wear and shrinking. What’s more, they protect your valuable home and family from the most severe weather and wildfires.
If your tastes gravitate toward the natural, cedar shingles, aka wood shakes, are for you. The scent of cedar and country-like flavor add to your home’s charm. What’s more, they breathe and provide a shield against any type of weather. Regular maintenance will keep your cedar roof beautiful and functional.
There is such a variety of choices when it comes to roof repair. As you go about the decision process, consider enlisting the help of a professional, like those from Berwald Roofing Inc. Whatever you choose, your home will be beautiful and protected from every season’s elements for many years to come.