Popular types of roofing

Roofing plays a key role in protecting a building from the elements, so choosing the right type of roofing is an important step when building or renovating.

There are several popular types of roofing, each of which has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Let’s look at the main ones.

1. Metal roofing

Advantages:
– High durability (up to 50 years)
– Weather resistant
– Minimum care requirements
– Fire resistance

Flaws:
– Minimal thermal insulation properties
– Possible dents from heavy hail
– Possible noise from rain and hail

The initial cost of installing a metal roof is higher than that of alternative roofing materials. But since metal roofing is more durable than others, it can be considered a more economical option in the long run.

2. Asphalt shingles

Advantages:
– High mechanical strength
– Weather resistant
– Suppresses sound and absorbs shock
– Does not accumulate static electricity
– Variety of colors and styles
– Most economic

Flaws:
–┬áLimited service life (about 20-30 years)
– Due to roughness, dust and small debris accumulate

3. Composite tiles

Advantages:
– Long service life (30-50 years)
– Lightweight
– High mechanical strength
– Resistant to harsh weather conditions
– Resistant to mold and mildew

Flaws:
– Fairly high cost
– Susceptibility to scratches
– Limited repair options

4. Synthetic shingles

Advantages:
– Long service life (up to 50 years)
– Wide range of colors and textures
– Lightweight
– Eco-friendly and safe for the environment

Flaws:
– Fairly high cost
– Sensitive to mechanical damage

5. Rubber roofing

Advantages:
– Flexibility and strength
– Good waterproofing
– Resistance to temperature changes

Flaws:
– Limited service life (approx. 25)
– High cost of materials and installation
– Possibility of punctures and cuts
– Requires specialized maintenance

6. Cedar roofing

Advantages:
– Natural beauty and warmth
– Environmentally friendly material
– Durability (30-40 years)

Flaws:
– High cost of materials
– Requires regular treatment and protection from fungi and insects
– Possibility of deformation due to moisture

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