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Do You Want To Update to New Roofing Materials?

Everything that involves work on your house should be taken seriously and with due diligence. This is especially important for your roof. Not only helps it protect you and your family from damaging and dangerous weather but it can also be a great investment. New roofing improves the curb appeal of your house and increases your market value. There are many types of roofing materials available on the market. If you truly want to increase the market value of your roof, you should consider updating the type of your roofing rather than simply replacing the same material. Here is an overview of some of a few available roofing materials to consider when it comes to replacing your roof.

Asphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials in North America. Many residential roofs use asphalt shingles as they are a good choice for most residential roofing needs. They usually last for 20 to 30 years and are quite durable. Furthermore, replacing individual damaged asphalt shingles is a fairly easy job for a professional. Because this material is popular, basically every roofing company should be familiar with installing it. Composite asphalt shingles are known for their flexibility and ability to adapt to expansion and contraction of the roof due to temperature fluctuations.

Metal roofing

Metal roofing of all kinds is increasing its popularity in regions where there is a notable danger of wild fires. This is due to outstanding fire-resistans of metal roofing. Metal roofing is very long-lived and fully recyclable when it finally wears out. But installation of metal roofing requires special skills, therefore you should carefully choose the right roofing company that is prepared to install metal roofing. Moreover, they are a great energy-efficient material, that keeps you warm in the winter and doesn’t heat your house when it is summer.

Slate roof

Slate shingles are perhaps the most beautiful roofing materials on the market. It’s also the most expensive though. Slate shingles roof are very well-known for their longevity – there are slate shingles roofs that are hundreds of years old are still functioning. Because slate shingles may tend to cleave off in thin sheets, they are ideal for roofing and will serve you well for a very long time. But installing slate is a highly specialized task and only qualified installers should perform it.