How to Choose Roofing Materials for Your Roof.

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Are you looking for a company known for its exceptional, high-quality roofing products and services?  Do you want a roofing & construction contractor who understands the unique challenges of your project, and has the experience and ability to meet them?  We know that each project begins with a special vision. We can help see you through it. Pun intended.

Whether you are a homeowner, contractor, or builder, we know that choosing a roofing material for your project can be challenging.  Furthermore, roofing materials not only protects your home or building, but it also contributes to the overall appearance of the structure of your home.

What to Consider in Your Roofing Material

There are several questions to consider as you choose a roofing material for your home. Consequently, how heavy is the roofing material?  Will it require special framing?  Does it come in a variety of colors and textures that suit your home or building?  Does it meet fire regulations in your area?  Does it require special installation or maintenance?  How will it hold up in the weather conditions in your area?  Last but not least, what are the cost, lifespan, and warranty for this material? These are the types of questions that need to be carefully considered that will help you choose the best roofing option to meet your needs.

Pros and Cons of Roofing Materials

A roofing & construction contractor can offer many kinds of options to fit your project.  Each type of material has advantages and disadvantages.  Asphalt shingle roofing is one of the least expensive and comes in a variety of colors to complement your home. A Metal roof is more durable and longer lasting than asphalt shingle roofing or Torch-on flat roof.  It is more generally more expensive than other types of roofing. 

In addition, flat roofing presents a couple of options to choose from. Built up roof (BUR) is a traditional hot tar and gravel roof that acts as an excellent fire retardant. However, tar and gravel have been rapidly declining in roofing popularity in recent years.  BUR is heavy and may require extra joists for installation. Modified bitumen is also known as Torch-On or SBS, is a material used primarily for pitches that are 3/12 or below. Rubber membrane (EPDM) is another type of roofing material that is used for roofing. However, this is mainly used in hidden gutters system.  It’s durable against scratches and scuffs and is generally easy to patch.  

In conclusion, whatever your roofing needs are, always consult a professional who can help you understand and explore the options available to you. Furthermore, If you require advice and knowledge on your next construction project, contact us.