Choosing the right roof for your house can protect your home from local weather and save you money now and in the long run. There are several options, each with its own unique benefits.
Asphalt Shingles Roof
Asphalt shingle roofs are a very common roofing material, especially in North America where it was invented. These shingles use asphalt to make them waterproof and then they are placed in an interlocking fashion to create the roof.
Asphalt shingles are meant to last up to 20 years or more with proper maintenance. They suffer damage from weather conditions, including wind and hail, and tend to fare better in areas where the weather doesn’t change too drastically. However, they are waterproof and can be reflective as well, which helps keep heat out.
Asphalt shingle roofs are popular in part because they’re very inexpensive up-front, making them an affordable choice for homeowners. They’re also very simple to install, so you don’t have to wait days for a roof replacement or new roof.
Wood roofs are one of the oldest types of roofs still used today and can be a very attractive choice for a home. Wood roofs are most often made out of western red cedar because it’s weather-resistant, workable and abundant.
Wood roofs cost a little more than asphalt shingles to install, but not by much. They are resistant to moisture and rot, especially when made from cedar. Wood roofs can give a rustic and old-fashioned look to a home.
Wood roofs are very effective at keeping out heat and cold. They’re also very resistant to wind, warping, and shrinking. They can also be treated with a fire retardant, so they resist fire well (though they’re not fireproof). Unless you live in a fire-prone area, you can enjoy a wood roof worry-free.
Metal roofs are not as common as other roofing materials but still offer many advantages.
Metal roofs are lightweight, usually made out of zinc, steel alloy, and copper.
Metal roofs outlast all other roofing types and can last as long as the house itself. They can reflect light, which conserves energy, and sheds rain and snow easily. This makes it an excellent choice for places with heavy snow. Metal roofs can be installed quickly, which is excellent for roof replacements after damages.
Get Your Roof With Harmony Construction Group
No matter what kind of roof you need, Harmony Construction Group can install or replace your home’s roof. We work with all roofing materials and can recommend the best one for you depending on your house, where you live, and your budget.