One reason for seeking roof replacement services is to improve your home’s protection against the wind and rain. But the type of protection that can be provided by your roof of choice depends greatly on the type of roofing material you use for your roof. Bright Side Exteriors shares a pros and cons list of each material, so that you can make an informed decision on what to use.
Metal is a great choice for your roofing since it is long-lived, it looks good and it has plenty of resistance against wind and rain. The best way to make use of this material is to make sure it’s installed with cleat fasteners to give the metal room for buckling. This helps the material adjust to the wear and tear from constant wind exposure. You can reduce corrosion issues by having professionals install materials that are rust-resistant, or apply a decent coat of water-resistant roof coating.
Asphalt is a popular roofing material that’s both inexpensive and easy to install. The issue with this material is that it loses effective resistance against wind and impacts as it gets older and will no doubt require roof repair sooner than most materials. The best way to go with this is to have roofers like Bright Side Exteriors apply the first set of shingles and seal them with roof cement. This will ensure added resistance to wind shear and seal the underlayment against possible leaks.
Tile isn’t the most popular material there is, but it is one of the toughest materials on the market today. It is also one of the heaviest, which means it can withstand high winds and impact. It takes very little to make full use of tile roofs in hurricane situations, but a couple of heavy duty screws can improve the tile’s wind resistance. Hip and ridge tiles might need storm anchors in high-wind locations and a water-resistant underlayment is a good investment for protecting the rest of your roof’s components.
Slate roofs are one of the most durable roofing materials when it comes to high-wind and heavy rain environments. Roofing companies will recommend installing each tile with four rust-resistant nails and sealing the exposed portion of each one with a heavy duty polyurethane sealant or roofing cement. As with clay tiles, have a high quality underlayment added just to ensure the rest of your roof is safe from any leaks that might form.
For more about roofing materials and how they’re best installed, give Bright Side Exteriors a call at (302) 674-4642. You can also fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve residents of Lewes, Delaware, and nearby areas.