Before you Change the Roofing of Your Home

Posted on 06.05.2022
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Read This, If You Are Planning to Change the Roofing of Your Home

You cannot imagine your home unless it has a roof, which is one of the key architectural elements of your home. Everyone knows that it is the roof that offers you shelter from the rain, sun, snow, or any other natural elements.

So, you must always ensure that your roof always remains in the best possible condition. You will need to address small leaks and damages at the earliest, because small roofing issues can lead to bigger problems and expenses.

If you look at your roof from a design point of view, then your roof is considered to be the single largest area of your house, which is forming the necessary connection between your home with the street. Therefore, you will need to ensure that the roof is strong and sturdy, so that it will keep protecting you and your family members from many years and decades.

Your roof must also be capable of holding additional structures like solar panels, satellite dishes, air conditioning systems, ventilation, and also the people who are installing and servicing such systems. It also serves as a rainwater collection system for home and yard. If used properly, you can use the roof to create your ecofriendly or eco homes.

The quality of your roof can always make a very big difference in the value of the home. Besides increasing the curb appeal, your roof with better materials can also make a very big difference to your quality of living style too. You will not have to keep worrying about it every now and then. Just build it once and forget it.

What are the different types of roofing materials prevalent?

  1. Terracotta roof tiles

These classic tiles can offer your home a very sophisticated aesthetic and can also add value to your property. Terracotta can be an eco-friendly option that can insulate your home naturally

  1. Concrete roof tiles

This option will offer both economy and durability and may get stronger as it ages. Also, there are many colour-protecting technologies available to keep your entire home fresh and modern. These roofs can also be easily maintained.

  1. Slate roof tiles

By installing slate roofs, you can get the following plus points:

  • Natural-looking
  • Refined and polished
  • Aesthetically looks better
  • High thermal mass
  • Good insulator for heat and noise
  • Can increase the value of property
  • Long lasting.
  1. Roof shingles

There are the following few types of roof shingles available:

  • Asph- disaster-proof, can resist fire, hail, rain, and strong winds
  • Slate - highly durable and will survive even during freezing months
  • Wood – can be weatherproof and insulating.
  1. Copper roof

Copper is robust, durable, and, unlike any other roof material, a copper roof will actually get better with age.  If there are lots of leaves and dirt then it can be occasionally washed down.

  1. Corrugated metal

Corrugated metal roofing is very popular, particularly in Australia, and offers the following benefits:

  • Cost-efficient
  • Can be applied to several architectural styles
  • Lightweight metal sheet and stronger than its appearance
  • Requires little maintenance.
  1. Steel roof

A steel roof looks great which is rugged, strong, non-combustible, and can hold up to any harsh climatic conditions. Such roofs can last for a minimum of 3 to 4 decades and also the baked-on painting finish can withstand a minimum of 20 years of soaring heat.

  1. Timber-clad roof

You can find such timber-clad roofs in any modern and contemporary home and considered to be a green material. Any timber batten claddings can act as a certain protective envelope all-around your house.

  1. Pebble roof

For any flat roof, pebbles can be added with the help of a plastic seal or bitumen to offer more strength to your existing roof. It can prevent any cracking of the roof in the longer run. Also, additional thermal protection is provided.

  1. Glass roof

A glass roof can surely add beauty to your roof but unless they are double or even triple-glazed, a glass roof can make the room very hot due to the greenhouse effect. Also, glass structures will require much stronger structural support.

  1. Thatched roof

This kind of roof is prevalent in Asia, Africa, and a few parts of European countries. In Australia, usually, roofs are thatched for outdoor space structures like pergolas.

  1. Solar roof tiles

These solar shingles usually look similar to regular shingles, but have a built-in solar photovoltaic panel to convert the solar energy to electricity. Each piece can be designed so that it can fit properly with your regular roof shingles.

Final saying 

We hope that this brief overview helps you begin thinking about the designs and materials of your roof - There are plenty of things to consider to ensure that your roof perfectly meets your needs. Make sure you give a proper idea and inputs to your roofing contractor, so that you get exactly what you desire.

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