How to Choose Roofing Materials for Your Roof.
Are you looking for a Vancouver roofing company known for its exceptional, high-quality roofing products and services? Do you want a roofing contractor who understands the unique challenges of your roofing project, and has the experience and services to meet them? We know that each project begins with a special vision. 604 Roofing Ltd. offers dedicated and professional roofing services that meet the specific needs of each customer’s project ensuring only the highest quality product.
Whether you are a homeowner, contractor, or builder, we know that choosing a roofing material for your project can be challenging. Roofing material not only protects your home or building, but it also contributes to the appearance of the structure. Here is a guide to choosing the best roofing material for your project.
What to Consider in Your Roofing Material
There are several questions to consider as you choose a roofing material for your home. How heavy is the material? Will it require special framing? Does the material come in a variety of colors and textures that suit your home or building? Does the material meet fire regulations in your area? Does it require special installation or maintenance? How will this material hold up in the weather conditions for your area? Finally, what are the cost, lifespan, and warranty for this material?
The answers to these questions can help you choose the best roofing material to meet your needs, project, and budget.
Pros and Cons of Roofing Materials
A roofing contractor can offer many kinds of materials to fit your project. Each type of material has advantages and disadvantages. Asphalt shingle roofing is one of the least expensive materials and comes in a variety of colors to complement your home. However, has a shorter lifespan than other materials and doesn’t provide the same insulation as another kind of roofing.
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.
Those who want flat roofing have several options to choose from. Built up roof (BUR) is a traditional hot tar and gravel roof that acts as an excellent fire retardant and looks attractive when seen from a window or deck. Tar and gravel has been rapidly declining in roofing popularity in recent years. BUR is heavy, however, and may require extra joists for installation. Modified bitumen (Torch-On) flat roofing materials cuts energy bills by reflecting heat from your home. Rubber membrane (EPDM) is another type of roofing material that is used in roofing applications. It’s durable against scratches and scuffs, and easy to patch. The downside is this material absorbs heat and light colored coatings can add to the cost. It’s the most expensive of the flat roofing materials and also most susceptible to tears. This is another reason why it is not as popular as other types of roofing.
The above mentioned roofing materials are just some that are commonly used. Roofing materials are in large dictated by your roof structure, price and popularity in your area. If you would like to find out more get in contact with 604 Roofing Ltd. We would be happy to assist you in your next roofing project.
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