Because it protects you and your family from the precipitation and climate conditions, as well as keeping your home temperature stable, roof is one of the most essential elements of house construction. That said, choosing the right material for a roof replacement is not an easy task: there is a wide range of materials to choose from. Durability, appearance, upkeep costs and implications with regards to environmental impact should not be overlooked. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of selecting roofing material that are most suitable for your specific needs and preferences.
Shingles Made of Asphalt
By far the most prevalent covering is that of asphalt shingles, which piles more than 80 percent of all kinds of building roofs in Canada. Asphalt shingles are cost efficient, weather resistant which means that they can handle extreme temperatures and also come in different styles hence suitable for all kinds of seasons.
Not only are such shingles relatively easy to install, but also cost-efficient on maintenance, which leads us back to our point of homeowner’s saving. This type of shingles is also well known for the longevity of its life: up to 20 years or even more.
While not 100% recyclable, these shingles are usually utilized into road asphalt mix and may be recycled.
With its timeless durability, as well as elegant modern look, this roofing type is getting very popular in the last decade. Metal roofs are constructed out of metals such as steel, aluminum, copper or even zinc, and last for 50 years and more. They also have higher fire resistance than other types of roofing materials.
Metal roofing materials are 100% recyclable, and in most of the cases already include at least 70% recycled materials, especially if manufactured locally.
Even though metal roof sheets cost more than other available materials, it is a worthy investment due to its longtime pros and positive environmental impact.
It must be noted that metal rooftop installation requires a lot of professional skills and expertise for proper installations and only professional roofers are qualified for the installations.
Since the tile roofing is manufactured to withstand temperatures at high and strong winds, it is used in warmer climates. A roof can be of a variety of colors and shapes, manufactured from such materials as slate, concrete or clay. Not only are these materials resistant to fire but they also have a very long lifespan, possibly in the order of about hundred years.
While their strength and the wide color palette lends to these materials charm, one should keep in mind that tile roofing is heavy and multilayered as well costly; not to forget a certified specialist must undertake its installation. RonOvations is there to supply trained trade experts.
Wood Shakes and Shingles
Wooden shakes and shingles provide your house with a natural stylish look and a sense of the woodlands – no matter which material is chosen: pine, redwood or cedar. Given proper maintenance, they have a lifespan of 25 years. The fact that wood is a renewable resource determines its environmental friendliness. However, such a roof type demands a higher level of maintenance. Wood is a less durable material and regular check-n-fix should be applied to prevent the wood from rotting. For the folks who don’t mind laying on some extra work for having a traditional and ‘dirt-ish approach’, wooden blinds should be your choice.
It is one of the most enduring roofing materials that is available for use – partly due to its ability (with proper maintenance and care) to last for over a hundred years. As being a natural stone it is also eco-friendly and fire retardant. The variety of colors, textures that slate roofs offer allows applying the material almost on any property and exterior design.
Choosing the right roofing materials is not only a topic of obtaining the most cost-effective quote; you have to let your house show its true style, as well as properly plan how many years you live in it and what’s going to be the resale value when you decide to move on.. Choose slate for a lasting style, metal to achieve modernity and shingles as an asset of traditional appearance.
RonOvations, apart from its quality service provided to clients, will also fashion your home style with a creative roof. It is a well-smooth experience to make, delegate and restorative the home when it’s in capable hands. Regularly scheduled maintenance and timely repairs will increase the service life of your roof, keeping your house safe for many years to come.