What to consider in deciding on a roof for your home or business.
“It’s just an opportunity to improve your home in terms of appearance, design and colour,” says Tom Bollnow, National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) senior director of technical service.
When choosing roofing materials, consider the following questions.
- Does this material deliver excellent performance under extreme weather conditions common to your area?
- How heavy is this content, and will unique framing be required?
- Were there any particular problems with deployment and maintenance?
- What is the quality, span of life and warranty of this product?
- Will the material come in a variety of colours and designs to match your home?
- Will the article follow the local fire codes?
Responses to these questions will help you find the best option for your home. There are plenty of roofing material choices available and here’s a rundown of some of the most common ones.
Asphalt Roof Shingles Regina
Asphalt shingles are used as the most common residential flat roofing Regina material used in the Regina since they are inexpensive and straightforward to install. Such shingles may be reinforced with fibreglass or synthetic materials (cellulose), without altering the shingle look.
Clay and Concrete Tiles
Tiles made of articles and concrete bring texture and beauty to a building. Genuine flat, ribbed or scalloped clay tiles are highly durable, but often very heavy, so a specialist must have them mounted. Concrete slabs are flexible and less costly than real clay, but they usually weigh heavily.
Metal roofs are robust to the harsh weather. Metal roofs come in aluminum, copper, stainless steel and zinc, available in two forms, panels and shingles. “They are sleek, lightweight, robust and recyclable, and something to consider if you are interested in capturing rainwater,” says architect Amy A. Alper.
SlateOffering lots of elegance and a distinctively elegant look, slate colours include black, green, grey, red, as well as purple colours.
Wood Shingles and Shake
For hundreds of years, the go-to roofing option, many homeowners enjoy the look of shingles and shakes in wood and how they weather to an appealing shade of grey. Wood shakes are crafted and appear rougher than wood shingles, which are usually cut by machine.
Look for Class A fire-rated wood roofing products which include shingles treated with fire-resistant coating if you live in a fire-prone area.
Synthetic Roofing Products
Synthetic roofing products, including rubber, plastic and polymer roofing, are now being produced to provide you with the colour, look and feel of natural materials such as slate and wood. Such goods are designed to be reliable and easy to hold. Many of which are fire-resistant materials. Consult with the manufacturer and ask about the specifics about the warranties.