Common Types Of Roof Replacement And What You Should Know

So, you've decided that you need to replace your home's roof. Maybe it was damaged in a storm. Perhaps it's just time for an upgrade. Whatever the reason, there are many decisions you must make when it comes time to replace your roof. Here is a look at some of the more common types of roofs you can install on your home and some pros and cons associated with each roof type.

Metal Roof

Metal roofs include materials such as copper, steel, aluminum, or zinc. They can last years, making them an excellent choice for homeowners who want long-term protection against extreme weather conditions like storms and hail storms. Metal roofs are also fire and storm resistant. This can make them a great option for rural homes. One disadvantage is that metal roofs are more expensive than other options, like asphalt shingles.

Tile Roof

Tile roofs are very durable, but they do have one big drawback: They're expensive to replace. If your tile roof is damaged by hail or wind, it will likely need to be replaced.

Tiles can be made from either clay or concrete materials. Clay tiles are made from fired clay that has been shaped into flat sheets or tiles that can be laid over rafters or joists like shingles. The most common type of clay tile is called "Spanish tile," which has rounded edges so they fit together better than other styles. Concrete tiles are made from poured concrete that has been shaped into flat sheets or tiles that can be laid over roof decking or slats.

Slate Roof

Slate roofs are another type of traditional roofing material. Slate is a natural stone that is very strong and durable but can be heavy, making it difficult to transport from place to place. Slate roofs last for decades if properly maintained, but they can be expensive to install.

Wood Shingles Or Shakes

Wood shingles or shakes are made from thin pieces of wood that are split, dried, and then nailed to the roof deck. They're relatively inexpensive and can last for years if maintained properly. However, they're not as durable as some other materials and therefore don't last as long in areas with high winds and heavy snowfall.

You learned something about a few types of roofs and what you should consider when getting one. Contact a roofing contractor from a company like KRG Roofing and ask them about some of these roofing options to replace your asphalt shingles. 

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