Roof Repair and Roof Replacement
Roofing is one of the single most important aspects of a home. Damaged roofing can lead to leaks, mold damage, and damage to not only the structure of your home, but the valuables inside in most cases you may not need a new roof but just roof repair. There are many different styles of roofing materials, some of which are best used for specific climates, so understanding the differences between materials is a must when choosing to repair, replace, or upgrade your existing roof. There are 6 types of roofing that are most commonly used in today’s markets.
These are costly to initially install, but have a great return to investment. Solar tiles can be placed and integrated over/into existing shingles. These are commonly used in sunnier areas or in HOA neighborhoods that may not allow traditional solar panels.
Metal roofing can be installed directly over existing roofing if desired and provides high functionality as it is wind resistant, won’t burn in high temperatures, helps stop snow build up, and can withstand high volumes of rainfall, in addition, metal roofing can last up to 60 years. The negatives of metal roofing include potential denting from heavy hail storms and it is much louder than other roofing materials during rainfall.
This is currently the most common roofing material among America. Asphalt shingles provide high versatility and perform well in all climates and conditions. While the cost remains lower to install, the longevity or life of the roof remains at about 20 years requiring replacements more frequently than other materials.
These panels/shingles will resemble clay or slate and are highly resistant to damage caused by heavy rainfall, high winds, and even hail and freezing temperatures. They are primarily used in wet regions. Stone-coated steel is prone to damage from wildfires, so these materials are commonly used in places where fire is not a risk. Stone-coated steel roofing can last for decades with proper installation.
Slate provides some of the highest longevity and roofing can last for over 100 years. Waterproof, both burn resistant and fungus and mold resistant, slate is effective and durable in wet climates. Areas that receive heavy hail could cause damage to slate.
Concrete and Clay Tiles
These roofs are extremely durable when it comes to high winds, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes. Concrete and clay tiles are best used in dry warm climates, however, due to their weight they will require additional support.
Regardless of what type of roofing materials you choose for your home, you should always hire a professional to help with installation. To discuss the different roofing materials, if you need roof replacement, or roof repair, discover the best material for your region, or for any questions regarding roofing, please feel free to contact one of our Nordic Home Solutions professionals at any time.