The roof is one of the most revealing and largest features of a home. There is a lot of time and money that goes into making it as appealing and durable as possible. A roof also has a lot of different choices on how to make it look. Terracotta tiles to the simplistic shingles can really change the way your house stands out. They will also decide how long your roof will last until you need to do some maintenance. Steel roofing is fairly easy to install and will last you generally 25 years although there are types of steel roofing that can be less than 25 years or even more. As long as you get them properly installed, you shouldn’t worry about the next time you need a new roof. Be sure to consult with a professional roofing contractor like Lowcountry Roofing.
More popular types of metal roofing are treated zinc-aluminum and untreated zinc-aluminum. Metal roofs are very flexible and will indeed withstand the harsh weather conditions you may have.Now if you really wanted to make your roof stand out then tile roofing is the way to go. Some different tiles such as terracotta, concrete or slate will make your roof be the best feature on a home. Since they are non-flamable then if you live in an area with many wild fires then terracotta tiles are the ones you want. They are also frost-resistant and they vary in finishes. Concrete tiles on the other hand are highly durable and can last at least 50 years. Slate will not crack, fade or discolour and as long as they are properly installed then they can last up to a whole century.
Because of the fact they don’t fade, crack or discolour, slate is ideal if you really wanted to make your roof a feature. The two most popular shingles used today are architectural shingles and 3-tab shingles. Architectural shingles are ideal when you want your home to stand out. They are installed like 3-tab shingles depending on who your roofer is but they are more durable if installed correctly. 3-tab shingles are easy installation and also the cheapest shingle on the market.