Home roofing is rarely on the list that you can select in the catalog without the help of specialists. This is the “nuance” that completely affects our comfortable life. Accordingly it must be selected taking into account a number of requirements. When selecting, you should pay attention to the weight of the material, structure, service life, maintenance conditions, as well as the cost and visual side.
We offer 12 options of roofing material:
Such roofing material is mostly used for roofing of low-rise residential houses, as well as sheds, shops and other utilitarian buildings. It consists of long rolls of material impregnated with minerals and asphalt.
Thin, large format material offers a quick, inexpensive and convenient way to cover a building with a sloping roof. The material is rough visually and therefore those who prefer aesthetics to roll overlays are not advisable.
Its durability is up to 10 years.
This is one of the oldest options for flat roofing. This type of roofing is built in several layers, impregnated with asphalt and used hot. The felt is placed in the overlapping layers and forms a barrier with a thickness of two or four layers, then a layer of finely crushed stone is inserted into the hot tar at the top and forms a very durable and impermeable roof. A good choice for flat-roofed apartment buildings.
Another choice for a flat or very low slope is a membrane roof. There are several types of membrane that can be used:
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer)
PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
Chlorinated polyethylene and chlorosulfonated polyethylene sheets Polymer modified bitumen
One of the best membranes is EPDM. This is a synthetic roofing material, often referred to as a “rubber roof”. It is similar to a roll roofing in that it is used in the form of large sheets that limit the number of seams where water can penetrate.
Composite shingles are a widely used material. Made of fiberglass with compounds of asphalt and mineral granules. These three tabs are by all means a good choice for roofing a house.
The material usually has a 20-30 year warranty and repairing damaged areas is fairly easy. The composite face is distinguished by the flexibility and adaptation caused by expansion and contraction.
Metal roofing is one of the most common types of durable seam roofs. It was so named because aluminum or steel roofing panels meet in raised seams that are fastened to retain moisture. It is especially popular in places where there is heavy snow and fire danger. The material is completely fireproof.
The Lotton roof is distinguished by the maximum service life. Its installation requires special knowledge.
For homeowners who do not like metal roofs with durable seams but prefer metal roofing, a steel or aluminum shingle roof is now available to them. Made of embossed metal and finished with high quality coating or mineral granules. Metal shingles are very similar to traditional asphalt shingles, wood or even slate or clay tiles. It is a very good choice when the visual face is crucial.
Wooden roofs are very attractive but the price is appropriate. It does not have a long service life and is not recommended for installation on a facility located in high humidity regions and fire-hazardous areas. Nevertheless, it is one of the most sought after materials for luxury homes.
Mainly made from natural wood such as cedar, red wood. Shingle is a type of roofing made of thin, wedge-shaped tiles.
Tile is one of the most famous and common materials. It is made of clay tiles that are glued together, creating the appropriate shapes and is quite rigid. Characterized by reddish-orange color, or may be glazed.
Tile is one of the outstanding materials for hot climates and humid climates.
Concrete tile is an alternative to tile, with similar installation techniques and similar advantages. Concrete slabs are formed from a sand mixture of concrete. A variety of profiles are available on the market, some of which are similar to clay tiles or wood-like. Concrete tile is sometimes finished with a decorative coating. The material is quite heavy, which is not a good choice in places where strong winds are frequent.
Slate roof is probably one of the most beautiful roofing materials. There are hundreds of years of slate roofs that still function normally today. Because slate has thin sheets it is easily extractable. Its installation is quite difficult and requires special knowledge and experience.
Formed from polymers, interacting with recycled plastics and rubber. It is actually difficult to distinguish this technological material from natural slate. Synthetic slate is quite light, therefore it is a very good choice for buildings that can not maintain the weight of natural slate.
Moss is usually considered to “destroy” the roof. However, moss and other living plant “materials” provide an effective way of roofing.
This type of roofing is completely environmentally friendly. It releases oxygen, provides thermal insulation of the house, absorbs rainwater.
To create a green roof, first a waterproof layer is installed and then proper drainage.
A green roof is definitely for those who take maximum care of the ecology and contribute to the preservation of the green cover. However such a roof needs regular maintenance to serve for a long time.