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Different Kinds of Roofing
There are various kinds of roofing in Surrey. Being a homeowner, you can have many options to choose from.
Having a whole array of choices can be a good thing, but it can prove to be an overwhelming and confusing task, too. It is a bit challenging to determine which type of roof would suit your home, your budget, and your style.
One of the most important factors to consider in choosing a roof for your home is the performance of your roofing in the Surrey, BC climate. Can the roof withstand extreme heat? Can it survive strong winds? Can it outlast heavy rainfall?
It would be a great deal of help for every homeowner to have the basic understanding of the different kinds of roofing, to get an idea of what would be the right choice for their home.
There are several common kinds of roofing, namely: steel or metal roof, asphalt shingle roof, cedar shakes roof, tile roof, and flat roof.
Steel or metal roof is an excellent type of roofing because of its many advantages. One of these benefits is its long lifespan of up to 100 years or more – given that the roof was installed the right way. In the long run, metal or steel roof could save you money, too, as metal is resistant to rotting, fire, and even insects. Additionally, metal has great conduction properties. During the winter, snow can easily be removed from metal tiles. You can also easily repaint your metal roof over time to regain its shiny look once more after years of being in use.
Asphalt shingle roof is among the most popular types of roof, especially for residential areas. One of the reasons behind this popularity is the affordability asphalt shingle roof brings. Asphalt shingle roofs can be easily installed, not like another type of roofing that usually calls for professional expertise. This type of roof, though, has a lifespan of around 15 to 20 years.
Cedar shakes roof, or wood shakes roof, is a bit pricey compared to other roofs. However, it is good for the environment and has outstanding beauty. A cedar roof has a longer life than an asphalt roof. Although more expensive than other roof types, cedar shakes can withstand extremely strong winds and storms.
Tile roofing is another ideal option for homeowners looking for a durable class of roof that could last a lifetime. Tiles can be an attractive addition to your lovely home. This roofing type is also the wind and fire resistant. You can choose to go for clay or concrete tile roofs; and, if you want a more natural look, you can choose slate roofing. Putting tile roofs may cost more than other types of roofs, but you’ll get your money’s worth in the long run because of the material’s durability.
For some people who want to use an extra space, flat roofs are a perfect choice. Unlike sloped roofs, flat roofs can be safely walked on and can serve as another living space. Maintenance of flat roofs used to be a problem because water could accumulate on the surface, but now, water resistant options are available. You can also choose from an assortment of materials you can use for your flat roof.
These are just basic knowledge regarding the usual kinds of roofs to help you out in making the best choice of roofing in your Surrey home.