Different Types Of Roofing Materials
1. Solar Tiles
Advanced solar collectors can be seamlessly integrated into existing shingles to produce up to 1 kilowatt for every 100 square feet. These solar collectors can be used by homeowners associations with sunlit roofs, which prohibit traditional solar panels. Although they are more costly than traditional solar options but can offset some energy costs, they are still quite affordable.
2. Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are the most widely used roofing material in America because they can be used in all kinds of environments. There are many quality aspects that can be compared. Ask them if they have passed the ASTM D3161, Class F (110 MPH), ASTM D7158, Class H (150 MPH) wind tests, or the AC438 durability testing.
3. Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is available in vertical panels and shingles. These shingles can look like slate, tile, or shake. They can last up to 60 years. Metal can withstand high winds and heavy snow, and can even withstand burning. Because it is lightweight, it can be installed easily on existing roofs. Metal can cause hailstorms to be more intense and make rainstorms much louder. The average cost per square feet is between $5 to $12, depending on the style and type. Concrete tiles are more expensive than asphalt, but this is still higher than asphalt. Corrosion rate can also be affected by the material.
4. Stone-coated Steel
These interlocking panels look similar to slate, clay, and shingles. They can withstand heavy rains up to 8.8 inches per hour, wind speeds of 120 mph, uplifting, hail, and freeze-thaw cycles. They can be used in windy, wet, or prone areas to wildfires. Steel roofs coated with stone are guaranteed to last for the life of your home.
Slate roofing can last for more than 100 years. It’s resistant to mold, fungus, won’t burn and is waterproof. Slate is durable in wet areas, but it can also be easily broken if stepped upon. This is especially true for those who live near hail.
6. Rubber Slate
It looks natural and can be easily cut with a knife to fit roofs like those found on Victorian homes. Rubber slate roofs can be damaged by walking or satellite dishes, even though the last 100 years. They can also be damaged by hail, just like slate. It might be difficult to find qualified roofing professionals to install rubber slates.
7. Concrete And Clay Tiles
According to the University of Southern California’s Tile Roofing Institute “A Summary of Experimental Studies On Seismic Performance of Concrete Roofing Tiles”, clay and concrete roof tiles are capable of withstanding tornadoes, hurricanes, and winds up to 125 mph. They can be used in warm, dry climates. They may need additional support to bear their weight.
8. Green Roofs
You can cover green roofs with plants to improve air quality and reduce runoff. They need extra structural support, such as thermal insulation and vapor barrier. They can expect to live up to 40 years.
9. Built-up Roofing
This type of heavy roofing is composed of layers of asphalt, glue, or tar, and then tops with aggregate. This type of roofing is only for flat roofs. Tar and gravel roofs work well for roof-top decks that see a lot of foot traffic. These roofs can get sticky in summer and are harder to clean than smooth surfaces. They can last for between 20-25 years.
The right roof type will depend on your climate, budget, house, and other factors. All Star Roof Repair has licensed roofing contractors who can help you determine the best type of roof for your area. You can also look at the most recent developments in your area to get an idea of what type of roofing material you should choose.
There’s always the chance that your roof could be damaged, no matter what type of roof you choose. Roofs can be expensive so make sure to have insurance in the event of an emergency. All Star Roof Repair can help you protect your home with a roof installation.
This post was written by a roofing specialist At All-Star Roofing. We offer the best Tampa roof repair in the Bay. We are a family-owned and operated roofing business, and we strive to be the best in our industry. Our family has been in the Tampa Bay area for over 60 years, and our objective has always been to provide roofing services at a fast, reliable, and competitive rate. All-Star has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.