You have many more options in roofing products than you think. Here are some tips on choosing the best roof, and how to get the best value, from the pros at IKO Roofing. You need a roof for your home, whether it is a new one or an existing roof that needs to be replaced. The million dollar question is: Of all the roofing products available, which ones should we choose? In case of Roof Repair this is important.
In some cases, the decision does not depend on you but on the local municipal regulations, but in general, the decision is yours, the homeowner. Below we will list the five categories, or families of roofing products. Keep in mind that the availability of these roofing products varies by region, so be sure to find out before deciding what options are available in your area. The price of roofing products can also vary significantly, sometimes even within a certain category, so read our tips to make sure you get the best prices. Here we offer an average of the price scale as a reference. Remember that prices vary greatly depending on what you are looking for and where you live.
Types of Roofing Products: Asphalt tiles.
Asphalt shingles continue to dominate the roofing market in North America for several reasons: they are affordable and offer great value throughout their life, are easy to install, maintain and repair, and come in a variety of styles and colors.
In addition, asphalt shingles are available in all North American markets, so you will have no trouble finding a selection. IKO recommends that they be installed by a qualified roofing professional.
According to Maciek Rupar, Director of Technical Services of the National Association of Roofing Contractors (NRCA), “today the market offers a wide-ranging and growing range of residential roofing products.” He adds that “although NCRA member contractors are trained and qualified to install a variety of roofing products, when it comes to steep slope applications, asphalt shingles are still the product that our professionals install most”
For more up-to-date information on asphalt shingles, visit the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association or the Association of Asphalt Shingles Manufacturers.
Asphalt shingles continue to dominate the residential roofing market. Homeowners are increasingly opting for luxurious, high-definition profiles that look like real slate tiles or cedar slats.
Metal ceilings are available in tile-style panels often made of rolled steel or aluminum or in larger sheets. The largest metal roofing sheet is the most consolidated type of metal roofing, while the smallest wedged panels have been developed in recent decades to simulate the appearance of shingles and slates. Unlike asphalt shingles, steel panels must be treated to be resistant to corrosion before being installed. This is done in the factory.
Copper has been used for a long time for roofing, especially due to its water resistance and malleability. The characteristic green color and aged copper patina of the ceilings can be seen in many historic buildings.
Tiles and slats or wooden planks
The slats or planks of wood, are one of the first types of roof coverings that were used in North America, can give your home a rustic and rustic look. Cedar is the most used wood species because its inherent oil content provides good weather resistance.