Roof Types, Advantages, and Disadvantages
There are a lot of options that you have to choose from if you are looking to install a new roof for your home or commercial building. So, what’s the best option? Well, it’s not quite that simple. Whatever material you choose there will be benefits and drawbacks. So, it’s really about understanding the implications of your choice and what works for you. Below we’ve provided detailed information on a range of options we provide, so you can make an informed decision on what roof best suits your needs, circumstances and budget.
There’s few options that are quite as amazing as metal roofing. Whether it’s aluminium or any other kind of metal, metal roofing offers unparalleled durability. Not only that, it also looks amazing, and can be a great way to really improve the curb appeal of your home or commercial property. The real major downside of metal roofing, however, is the cost. It’s generally more expensive than a selection of other options. The durability and longevity of metal roofing, however, can really help to balance things out in the long run cost wise.
Asphalt shingles are another common roofing option due to the many benefits that they offer. Asphalt is highly durable, though not as durable as metal, but is more affordable, so it’s a great option if you are looking to install a roof on a budget that will last. Asphalt shingles are also relatively low maintenance, so long term upkeep costs are generally kept quite low, which is another real bonus.
Slate roofing is another common option that our service can provide. Slate roofing, like many of the other options discussed, offers incredible durability and longevity. With proper care over the journey, you could well find that a slate roof can last for countless decades before you have to worry about replacement. So, it’s great long term value. Much like metal roofing, however, the major downside is the upfront cost, so it’s probably not a great option if you are looking to stay in your home only for the short term. Slate is also heavy, so additional reinforcement may be required, increasing potential short term costs.
On top of everything already mentioned, we also provide a wide range of other roofing options. Concrete tiles offer amazing durability and toughness, but are heavy so you need to be sure that your home or building can support them. Clay tiles, another option we provide, also offer amazing durability, being able to last for decades, but are expensive and heavy, so again you need to be sure your building can support the additional weight. Lastly, wood roofing is great for energy efficiency and sustainability, but can be susceptible to problems with insects, moisture and bacteria like algae or mildew.