Having a roof over your head is one of the more essential elements in order to feel safe and live in comfort. Such a necessity does not rank low on the list according to Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, which demonstrates a humans most basic needs from most to least importance in order to survive. Shelter is important, which is why the roof that goes over your head should be carefully decided upon based on what type of material to use for the shingles. Varying shingle materials all have their own unique benefits when it comes to roof repairs.
Wood shingles are a fairly expensive investment as they carry a very classic look that is very comforting to the eye and it goes with most types of exterior décor. Each individual shingle is also much easier to work with when it comes time for repair, rather than having to pull up the whole roof surrounding the damaged area. However, this material tends to have a shorter life span than others based on woods natural tendency to absorb water. Over years and years of rainstorms, wood shingles begin to look warped and do not offer the same protection. Choosing harder woods can prolong this process and offer stronger overall protection.
This incredibly durable material is popular in countryside of the northwest because that is where the mineral is quarried and distributed from. Several old farm houses still have the original slate shingles all in tact, which goes to show just how durable this material is. Slate roofs can last up to fifty years or more if weather permits it. Similar to wood, it also offers a classic look though it varies from the warm color of wood.
Tile is a very common material used for shingles in areas of the southwest regions as well as along coastal town in the west. Tile is by far the longest lasting durable material used in roofing as it can last up to eighty years in some cases without any problem. However, it is also a very heavy material, which means a lot of buildings aren’t always structurally sound to handle to immense weight of a tile roof.
These types of roofs are extremely common in the heart of the mountains, where homes receive a considerable amount of snow. Usually designed for very steep roofs, the metal material is able to obtain heat from inside the building, thus melting the snow and forcing it to slide right off. This enables the roof to remain fairly dry for a good portion of the winter. They do not last as long, but the cost is relatively cheap.
This is the most widely used material for shingles as it is considerably low in cost, easy to maintain as far as roof repair, and lasts around fifty or sixty years depending on the damages and maintenance.
Campbell Beard Roofing offers all of these materials and much more. Whether you are looking for residential or commercial roofers, they always have competitive costs and outstanding service so that you are ensured to walk away happy with your new roof.