Top 5 roof tech (Materials) used in roofs

Whether you’re building a new house or replacing a roof, there are a few recommended roofing materials or roof tech to consider. However, it can be difficult to determine which one is best for your house. This article will discuss some of the benefits of each material, as well as what to be aware of when choosing them.

Composite shingles are an extremely common roofing option. They are relatively cheap and have a decent life expectancy of 20 years (if maintained). They are also durable roof tech and resist weather more common on the west coast. Another positive is that it’s easy to find replacement materials if you need to replace or repair individual shingles. If you choose this roof tech make sure you get regular BC roof inspections by Phoenix Roof Consultants as moss growth can easily happen.

Another great roof tech is Metal roofs as they can last up to 80 years! They rank high for durability and longevity compared to other materials. Metal roofs are still considered unattractive, but they are getting better and can often resemble wood shingles and look like other materials. Metal roofs require little maintenance, which makes them an excellent option for new homeowners. Metal roofs are different to install. They require a unique skill set. As with any material, it is extraordinarily important to have them installed correctly. Before installing one, make sure your roofing company has experience in installing metal roofs. 

Wood is an incredibly popular roofing material or roof tech in British Columbia, for many reasons, including its abundance. But homeowners also love the look of wood shingles, so much so that they may very well increase the value of the home. Compared to composite shingles, however, wood is more expensive and requires maintenance. Wood shingles are another roof tech that can have moss growth so regular BC roof inspections by Phoenix Roof consultants are an important step to prevention. 

Clay tiles are the most popular roof tech in the Mediterranean and Mexico, where they have been used for centuries. Clay tiles have a life expectancy of 100+ years, meaning they will last longer than any other roofing material. Clay is a durable material that does not expand and contract with temperature changes, meaning it is free from moss and plant growth. However, clay tiles aren’t the best option for every roofing replacement. They are heavier and your roof structure may not be enough to support the added weight. 

Slate is heavier roof tech than composite, metal, or wood shingles. It’s also more expensive. Slate’s durability, resistance to fire, and long life make up for its costs. If you’re building a new house and plan for slate from the beginning, you can use this material. Otherwise, you may need to add framing to your roof. Slate is a great choice for the long-term. It lasts 60 years or more and up to 100 years of life. Slate is a roof tech that is often installed in multiple colours and textures and can look amazing.

Budget and the framing of your roof play major roles in helping you determine which roof tech is best for your use. It is critical to make sure the roofing company you choose has experience with that material.

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