Types Of Roofing

Roofing is one of the most important aspects of any building’s construction. There are three primary types of roofs, the shingles, shingle roofs, the asphalt shingles, the tile roofs, and the metal roof. These are each very different in style, durability, maintenance costs, and other factors. The most important point to keep in mind when determining which type of roof you want is that will offer the best combination of cost efficiency, weather resistance, aesthetics, safety and other criteria. Some of these options may not apply to your situation, but they are definitely worth consideration when you are choosing your roofing system. Do you want to learn more? Visit Lafayette Roofing.

Shingles are the classic, traditional, and cheapest type of roofing. They are made from asphalt shingles that are secured to the top surface of a house and form a protective barrier between the house and the earth below. Shingles also protect against damage due to storms but are susceptible to fading from UV exposure, high winds and hail. The material used to make this type of roof is non-combustible, but the best way to avoid fire hazard from this material is to place an obstruction in the path of the wind in order to reduce exposure. A shingle roof may be suitable for your location depending on the area it covers and the climatic conditions in your area. However, if you have a lot of vegetation on the top of your home, then it may not be practical for your home, since you will have to protect the roof from the sunlight.

The second type of roof that is often considered is a shingle roof. This type of roof is made of asphalt shingles that are installed onto a flat, sloped roof, with the ends sloping away from the house. The roof will have a pitched roof or a cedar roof covering in order to provide insulation against heat loss from the house and the soil below. This is a good choice for most areas since the roof can remain cool while protecting against strong winds. The downside to this type of roofing is that it is not as waterproof as a shingle roof, and because the roofing materials may deteriorate over time due to sun, moisture, high temperatures and humidity. This means that a replacement roof may be necessary, or an entire new home can be constructed.

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1250 S Creasy Ln Suite B, Lafayette, Indiana 47905
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