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Popular Roofing Materials: What’s Best for You?

Bay Area Roofing Contractors Discuss Different Roofing Styles

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The main purpose of the roof is to protect the building’s structure and its’ contents from the elements. While every roofing product available on the market has the ability of doing that, some roofing materials are better suited to handle the particular climate in your region than others. Whether you live in an area that’s susceptible to rather high temperatures, high humidity or even a combination of high humidity and high temperatures (as with most tropical and subtropical climates), you will want to get the right roofing material which is capable of handling the climatic conditions in your area. In this article, we are going to discuss the popular roofing styles and how to choose the one suited for your area.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofing is becoming more and more popular as it offers a longer lifespan than most other types of roofs. It’s ideal for areas which experience extreme weathers, and is particularly good for the wet areas. There is no other roofing material that’s more capable of protecting your structure from strong winds or/and rains than an energy efficient metal roof. Nowadays, new metal roofing options are waterproof, rust resistant and can also resist growth of algae.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material. They’re the most versatile roofs and can be used in nearly any kind of climate. However, they’re the easiest to get damaged. If you live in a particularly windy area, it’s best to avoid this type of roof to prevent increased need for roofing maintenance. If you reside in an area with high humidity, it is important to avoid the algae growth from the dampness on your roof; to do this, you can use asphalt shingles with algaecides.

Clay Tiles

These type of roofs are very aesthetically appealing and are also very durable and tend to last for many decades. If you live in a relatively hot area, then the Clay tile roof is the ideal roof for you. Although it’s a bit more expensive than the metal roofs or the shingles, Clay tiles help to block heat and are relatively wind resistant.

Slate Roofs

Slate roofs are exceedingly tough and very durable. Slate roofs are aesthetically pleasing and their natural slate appearance will give character to your home or property unlike most other roofing materials available on the market. Slate roofs come in a wide variety of color, are non combustible, waterproof and they require little maintenance. Slate roofs are ideal for those who live in moderate to relatively hot climates, as they can easily absorb the heat and help keep the home’s interior cool.

[See Also: How to Pick the Best Roof Color for Your Home]

Contact the Professionals at Century Roof & Tile for Guidance

The great thing about roofs is that there are numerous types to choose from, all of which are available from Century Roof & Tile. No matter the type or style of roof you choose for your Bay area home, you can be rest assured that we’ll get the job done right the first time. So, whether you are building a new home or replacing an old roof, get the best roof suited for your particular region. Contact our East Bay Roofing Contractors today at 1-888-233-7548 or fill out our online contact form.


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