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Different Types of Roofing Materials for Replacing Your Roof

June 24, 2014

Different Types of Roofing Materials for Replacing Your Roof

Every homeowner wants quality materials for their home in order to ensure safety, durability, and longevity of use. A roof in particular needs to be strong, reliable, cost effective, and durable. In order for this to occur, it must be built carefully and precisely using the best materials available. When a  roof needs to be replaced, careful planning is important.

Here is a list of the most commonly used roofing materials to help you find which type will work best for you:

  1. Shingles – This is the most common material used for roofing and is assembled by overlapping the pieces. Shingles can be made from concrete, hardwood, red cedar, asphalt, or asbestos.
  2. Thatching – This process utilizes plant stalks that are woven tightly and then made into overlapping layers. The plant stalks may be palms, sea grass, rye straw, and wheat straw.
  3. Metal Roofing – This is a popular choice because it is lightweight, durable, and cost effective. This is also the most eco-friendly of all materials. It is available in aluminum, metal, or galvanized steel.
  4. Membrane Roofing – The materials used for membrane roofing are usually rubber, plastic, polyester, bitumen, and fiberglass. They come in large sheets that are joined by the corners, which develop a large and continuous surface.
  5. Tile Roofing – Also known as terracotta tile roofing, this is a concept taken from India’s Mangalore clay, which can last for 80 years, depending on the weather conditions. It offers a beautiful finish, but is also the most expensive material to use, especially if it is made from clay versus concrete.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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