When building your dream house, it’s important to take every aspect into account. You want the components of your home to function the way they’re supposed to and for the longest possible time, especially your roofing system. Your roof should not only be pleasing to look at, but it should also perform well as it ages. Here are some of the best roofing materials you can choose from, for your new roof installation.
Asphalt is the most common roofing material in all single-family homes in the U.S. Homeowners prefer asphalt shingles because they’re affordable, attractive and durable enough to protect a house from harsh weather.
There are two types of asphalt shingles: the fiberglass shingles and organic shingles. The fiberglass shingles are generally lightweight and highly resistant to tearing while the organic shingles are heavy enough to withstand high winds and wind-driven rain.
Wood Shakes and Shingles
There is a difference between the two wood roofing materials: wood shakes are hand cut and thicker, while wood shingles are machine cut and have cleaner edges for a uniform appearance.
The biggest benefit you can get from wood shakes or shingles is the timeless beauty their design gives your home. The cedar wood used to make them are resistant to moisture and insects. They can last five to ten years longer than asphalt shingles. You have more time to save for residential roof replacement and even set the budget aside for renovations or interior plans for your new home.
Customers switch to metal roofs when they want a highly durable roofing system with a prolonged service life. A metal roof is also considered as one of the most environmentally friendly options on the market. Other roofing materials aren’t 100% recyclable the way metal roofing is.
Other benefits of a metal roofing system are the quick installation process, the class A fire rating and its outstanding resistance to impact.
YES Contracting Services, the expert residential roofing contractor, can help you with any of your roofing needs. From replacement to installation and repairs, our dedicated team of contractors provides satisfactory service no matter how big or small the job is. Call us at (423) 702-4000 or fill out our contact form to get a free project estimate. We serve homeowners in Kingsport, TN and other nearby areas.