The roofing of your home can account for up to 40 percent of your home’s exterior. From curb appeal to home safety, it’s important to understand what keeps your home looking sharp and (more importantly) dry.
Most homeowners will need to replace a roof at some point, but many don’t know where to start. That’s why we’ve outlined the most common roofing terms and components to be familiar with before starting any roofing project.
Let’s see the type of roofing:-
1 Solar tiles
Advanced solar collectors integrate seamlessly into existing shingles, generating up to 1 kilowatt of energy per 100 square feet. They’re particularly good for sunny roofs in homeowners’ associations that forbid typical solar panels. While they may help offset energy costs with solar power, they also cost more than traditional solar options.
2. Asphalt shingles
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing materials in America because they’re effective in all environmental conditions. Quality varies widely, so ask whether they pass the ASTM D3161, Class F (110 mph) or ASTM D7158, Class H (150 mph) wind tests, and the AC438 durability.
Metals roofing comes in vertical panels or shingles resembling slate, tile, and shake – and lasts about 60 years. Metal excels at sloughing off heavy snow and rain, won’t burn, and resists high winds. It is lightweight and can be installed over existing roofs. However, metal can be noisy during rainstorms and may dent in hail.
4. Stone-coated steel
Interlocking panels mimic slate, clay, or shingles and resist damage caused by heavy rains (up to 8.8 inches per hour), winds of 120 miles per hour, uplifting, hail, and freeze-thaw cycles. Consequently, they’re an economical, effective choice for wet, windy regions or areas prone to wildfires. Some stone-coated steel roofs are warranted for the lifetime of the house.
Slate roofing lasts more than 100 years. It won’t burn, is waterproof, and resists mold and fungus. Slate is effective in wet climates but is expensive, heavy, and may be easily broken when stepped on. Keep this in mind if you live in an area that experiences hail.
6. Rubber slate
Rubbers slate looks natural and can be cut with a knife to fit intricate roofs like those found on Victorian homes. Rubber slate roofs can last 100 years but can be damaged by satellite dishes and walking – so may also be susceptible to damage by hail, similar to slate. Roofing professionals that are trained to install rubber slates may be hard to find.
7. Built-up roofing
This heavy roofing consists of layers of asphalt, tar, or adhesive topped with an aggregate and is only for flat roofs. Tar and gravel roofs, also for flat roofs, are best for roof-top decks with heavy foot traffic. These roofs may become sticky in summer, and it is harder to shovel snow off of these roofs when compared to smooth surfaces. They can last 20 to 25 years.
Regardless of what type of roof you go with, there is always a chance it can be damaged. Roofing can be expensive, so you want to make sure you’re covered when the unexpected happens. Click here to know how Better Roof Replacements from Nationwide can help protect your home.