Roofing materials are among the most important home improvement projects. Like any other significant investment, you want to be sure that your roof is going to last for a long time and provide maximum protection from the elements. There are many types of roofing materials available, each with their own pros and cons. In this blog post we will discuss some of the most popular options in roofing material today so you can make an informed decision on what type of material will work best for your needs!
Standing-Seam Metal is a type of metal roofing that has become increasingly popular in recent years. The material must be installed by a professional and does not require any special treatment before or after installation. Standing-Seam Roofs are typically made with either aluminum, copper, galvanized steel, stainless steel or zinc coated titanium.
Standing seam roofs have many benefits including:
- Standing-seam metal is usually more affordable than other types of roof materials (depending on the type)
- Metal roofs last for decades without needing to be replaced like shingle and slate roofs do – costing homeowners thousands over time!
- Roof color can match your home’s exterior precisely if you want it to! It also makes painting unnecessary so they will always look new.
Ceramic Tile is a roofing material that is durable, beautiful and easy to maintain.
Ceramic Tile roofs are made of clay or concrete in thin, interlocking tiles. They require little maintenance because they can be washed with a hose if necessary. Ceramic Roofs have some disadvantages as well such:
- The number one downside of ceramic tile roofs is the cost – it’s usually more expensive than other options but lasts longer without needing replacement like shingle roofs do!
- Tile in this type of roof must be installed by professionals not anyone else so hiring an installer should definitely be considered before buying anything on your own for installation purposes!
Metal Mimics Tile
Metal Mimics Tile is a roofing material that can be used in an area where the homeowner has difficulty with installing tile due to geographical location. It is also cost-effective because it requires less maintenance than other types of materials, and does not have to be replaced as often as shingle roofs do.
Carports are one example of this type of metal mimic roof – they may look like regular tiles but these carport slates are made out of steel rather than clay or concrete!
Slate is a popular stone roofing material that is known for its durability. It requires little maintenance and can last up to 20 years with no special treatments, although some reports indicate it may be necessary for repair after 15-20 years if not properly maintained. Slate is a heavy stone material so installation costs are higher than other materials like shingle roofs but less costly than metal roofs.
Wooden Shingles have gained popularity in recent years as they can be recycled easily, install relatively quickly and are aesthetically pleasing. They also offer a high-quality look because of their natural color that doesn’t fade or blotch like shingles which are made from asphalt or ceramic tile material. The downside to using this type of roof is the cost: installation costs about three times more than other materials such as slate, clay tiles or even metal roofs.
Wooden Shingles should be installed with care so as not to warp over time due to humidity since wood expands when wet but contracts when it dries out. This causes shrinkage and warping that may lead to cracks around nails and boards after several months if not properly maintained.
Modern Spanish Tile
Modern Spanish Tile is a type of roofing material that is popular in warmer climates because it can withstand the high humidity. It has a heavy-duty tile base (usually clay) with slabs of glazed ceramic tiles on top. This makes for an attractive and durable surface, but it’s expensive to install and repair when necessary since many times they are difficult to find quickly.
Granite Tiles are a popular choice for their long-lasting durability, but can be expensive because of the material itself. These roofs also need extra care to ensure that it does not crack or break due to heavy snowfall or freezing temperatures which is why many homeowners opt for them during places like Colorado winters when high altitude weather conditions are more common